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UK plastics industry to be badly hit by no-deal Brexit, finds BPF study - British Plastics and Rubber
UK plastics industry to be badly hit by no-deal Brexit, finds BPF study  British Plastics and Rubber

A study conducted by the British Plastics Foundation has found that two thirds of plastics companies are worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, believing ...


UK Plastics Pact guidance on recyclability welcomed - New Food
UK Plastics Pact guidance on recyclability welcomed  New Food

The launch of UK Plastics Pact means that everyone placing packaging on the UK market has a common basis for design decisions.


Levelling the playing field in plastics recycling - letsrecycle.com
Levelling the playing field in plastics recycling  letsrecycle.com

OPINION: Steven Walsh, sales engineer at sorting technology specialist TOMRA Sorting UK discusses how amending a disparity in how PRNs and their export ...


UK Plastics industry to be badly hit by no deal - PoliticsHome.com
UK Plastics industry to be badly hit by no deal  PoliticsHome.com

Two-thirds of plastic companies are worried about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, believing it would negatively impact their business. The survey conducted by ...


New UK Plastics Pact guidance published - British Plastics and Rubber
New UK Plastics Pact guidance published  British Plastics and Rubber

WRAP, which manages The UK Plastics Pact, has published guidance that sets out which plastics used in household packaging are currently classed as ...


Plastics sector fears no deal Brexit - Packaging News
Plastics sector fears no deal Brexit  Packaging News

Companies in the plastic sector are worried about the prospect of a no deal Brexit, according to a survey by the British Plastics Federation (BPF).


Deposit return system for plastics could generate 2bn for UK economy - edie.net
Deposit return system for plastics could generate 2bn for UK economy  edie.net

An "all-in" deposit return system that accounted for all types of drinks cans and bottles in the UK could generate up to £2bn for the economy over a 10-year ...


Birds and plastics interaction to be studied - Press and Journal
Birds and plastics interaction to be studied  Press and Journal

A ground-breaking project has been launched to gather information about the interaction between birds and debris such as plastics. Members of the public are ...


WRAP updates UK Plastics Pact guidance for packaging industry - Packaging Gateway
WRAP updates UK Plastics Pact guidance for packaging industry  Packaging Gateway

WRAP has published guidance for The UK Plastics Pact, a collaborative initiative creating a circular economy for plastics.


IOM3 celebrates milestone anniversary with Gala and Premier Awards dinner - British Plastics and Rubber
IOM3 celebrates milestone anniversary with Gala and Premier Awards dinner  British Plastics and Rubber

The dinner saw the presentations of the Institute's Premier Awards for 2019, which acknowledged individuals and local societies for their achievements, ...


Businesses commit to phase-out eight 'problem plastics' by 2020 - edie.net
Businesses commit to phase-out eight 'problem plastics' by 2020  edie.net

Companies signed up to the UK Plastic Pact have committed to removing eight "problem plastics" by 2020, including cutlery, cotton buds and polystyrene ...


Hubbub launches fourth waste-cleaning boat made from recycled plastics - edie.net
Hubbub launches fourth waste-cleaning boat made from recycled plastics  edie.net

Environmental charity Hubbub has launched a fourth waste-cleaning boat made from recycled plastic, after partnering with beauty brand Kiehl's to fund a further ...


Survey: Almost half of UK SMEs failing to act on single-use plastics - edie.net
Survey: Almost half of UK SMEs failing to act on single-use plastics  edie.net

A major survey of more than 1000 UK small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) has found while the majority of businesses understand the importance of ...


Starlinger releases new woven plastics fabric sack collection - British Plastics and Rubber
Starlinger releases new woven plastics fabric sack collection  British Plastics and Rubber

Starlinger has also released the AS*STAR easy, ICSTAR liner, and AD*STAR *ultra, which open up diverse applications as well as new markets for Starlinger ...


UK rivers riddled with plastics, study finds - Environment Journal
UK rivers riddled with plastics, study finds  Environment Journal

Greenpeace analysis of 13 UK rivers has revealed how plastic pollution has seeped into many of our key waterways. A total of 1,271 pieces of plastic were found ...


Inside Kimberly-Clark's plastics packaging strategy - edie.net
Inside Kimberly-Clark's plastics packaging strategy  edie.net

EXCLUSIVE: Kimberly-Clark's global sustainability lead for products and packaging Daniel Locke has outlined how the company is "revamping" its resource ...


WRAP steps up work to tackle issues around problematic plastics - British Plastics and Rubber
WRAP steps up work to tackle issues around problematic plastics  British Plastics and Rubber

WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that The UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from shelves by ...


Boots rolls out paper bags after plastics row - BBC News
Boots rolls out paper bags after plastics row  BBC News

Health and beauty chain Boots has started to replace plastic bags with brown paper bags in an attempt to cut down on the use of single-use plastic. The retailer ...


Welsh swimmer's bid to reveal micro-plastics pollution - BBC News
Welsh swimmer's bid to reveal micro-plastics pollution  BBC News

An art teacher is swimming more than 60 miles in rivers to discover the extent of plastic pollution in some of the UK's remotest areas. Laura Sanderson is ...


New guidance is crucial to promote 'paradigm shift' in plastic packaging - Materials Recycling World
New guidance is crucial to promote 'paradigm shift' in plastic packaging  Materials Recycling World

A guide on the best recyclable plastics to use in rigid packaging, which also says which plastics aren't recyclable, has been published by the UK Plastics Pact.


City of London Corporation to eradicate unnecessary plastic waste - British Plastics and Rubber
City of London Corporation to eradicate unnecessary plastic waste  British Plastics and Rubber

The City of London Corporation has approved plans to eradicate unnecessary single-use plastic waste at Guildhall and The Mansion House by Spring 2020, ...


Atlas announces development of new test instrument - British Plastics and Rubber
Atlas announces development of new test instrument  British Plastics and Rubber

The new test instrument allows small-to midsized interior and exterior components to be weathering tested to Society of Automotive Engineers standards.


Yorkshire Packaging Systems to move headquarters - British Plastics and Rubber
Yorkshire Packaging Systems to move headquarters  British Plastics and Rubber

YPS has tripled in size in the last eight years, which has led to it outgrowing its Dewsbury premises, with the new site representing a 50 per cent increase in size.


University of St Andrews scheme aims to cut single-use plastics - Fife Today
University of St Andrews scheme aims to cut single-use plastics  Fife Today

A new University of St Andrews initiative is aiming to tackle single-use plastics.


Verstraete IML wins two new awards - British Plastics and Rubber
Verstraete IML wins two new awards  British Plastics and Rubber

The jury of the thirteenth IMDA Awards congratulated Verstraete IML with its victory in the following two categories: 'Best Part Design' and 'Best In-Mould ...


New Defra Chief Scientist appointed - British Plastics and Rubber
New Defra Chief Scientist appointed  British Plastics and Rubber

Professor Gideon Henderson, currently a Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, and until recently its head of department, will join Defra in ...


Unilever: Innovation is the 'cornerstone' to plastics reduction - edie.net
Unilever: Innovation is the 'cornerstone' to plastics reduction  edie.net

EXCLUSIVE: Product and systems innovations will be a "key cornerstone" in meeting Unilever's five-point plastics reduction strategy, which champions ...


British Plastics Federation responds to BBC's War on Plastic - Packaging News
British Plastics Federation responds to BBC's War on Plastic  Packaging News

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has issued a response to the recently aired BBC's War on Plastic programme co-presented by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.


Broanmain Plastics to increase production of PVC floor tile system - British Plastics and Rubber
Broanmain Plastics to increase production of PVC floor tile system  British Plastics and Rubber

Broanmain is responding to commercial demand for resilient PVC flooring by increasing production of its unique, interlocking, REACH compliant, and ...


First British business installs innovative UK greentech solution - British Plastics and Rubber
First British business installs innovative UK greentech solution  British Plastics and Rubber

A UK innovation that takes items previously destined for landfill and uses them to heat water has successfully been installed at Hillers Farm Shop in ...


Public asked to help with research into impact of plastics on birds - The Oban Times
Public asked to help with research into impact of plastics on birds  The Oban Times

We value our *content* and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full ...


Interplas 2020 Expands: The UK Plastics Industry Backs the Leading Show - British Plastics and Rubber
Interplas 2020 Expands: The UK Plastics Industry Backs the Leading Show  British Plastics and Rubber

Interplas, the UK's leading trade show dedicated to the plastics industry, is expanding, adding more space and new features for its 2020 show after a huge surge ...


New website seeks public help to study impact of plastics and debris on Highland birds - RossShire Journal
New website seeks public help to study impact of plastics and debris on Highland birds  RossShire Journal

A WEBSITE launched by the University of the Highlands and Islands is seeking information about the interaction between birds and debris like plastics.


JLR backs innovative recycling solution for 'low-grade' plastics - edie.net
JLR backs innovative recycling solution for 'low-grade' plastics  edie.net

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has begun trials of an innovative new recycling technology which purports to turn low-quality, post-consumer plastics into ...


From utopia to ubiquity: plastics' journey is focus of new opera - British Plastics and Rubber
From utopia to ubiquity: plastics' journey is focus of new opera  British Plastics and Rubber

The composer-in-residence at the Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDIP) has produced a new chamber opera exploring our changing relationship with plastics.


For the sake of the climate we must stop believing magical stories about plastics and recycling - Unearthed
For the sake of the climate we must stop believing magical stories about plastics and recycling  Unearthed

The circular economy is an assault on language which reinforces a particular story about recycling blinding us to reality and allowing the mass-production of ...


Prospect of no-deal Brexit deeply worries UK plastics industry, survey shows - Plastics Today
Prospect of no-deal Brexit deeply worries UK plastics industry, survey shows  Plastics Today

A no-deal Brexit would be a “dramatic act of self-sabotage” and have a long-term negative impact on the plastics industry, said Philip Law, Director General of ...


How visitors can help win the war on rubbish in Bath's waterways - Somerset Live
How visitors can help win the war on rubbish in Bath's waterways  Somerset Live

'If every visitor picked up one piece of plastic, the canals and rivers could be plastic free in a year'


Potato peel bags will line Wembley's bins in UK first - British Plastics and Rubber
Potato peel bags will line Wembley's bins in UK first  British Plastics and Rubber

The initiative, spearheaded by Brent Council in partnership with Veolia, is the first of its kind in the UK, and will save 120 kilograms of plastic thanks to the ...


Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE containers released - British Plastics and Rubber
Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE containers released  British Plastics and Rubber

RecyClass has released the Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE containers, with the goal of supporting the efforts of the industry towards increased ...


Parx Plastics granted patent for permanent implant application - British Plastics and Rubber
Parx Plastics granted patent for permanent implant application  British Plastics and Rubber

Parx Plastics has announced that the Italian Ministry of Economic Development has issued the patent certificate for the industrial invention covering the ...


Michael Gove backs comprehensive 'all-in' deposit return system for plastics - edie.net
Michael Gove backs comprehensive 'all-in' deposit return system for plastics  edie.net

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has publicly backed a deposit return system for plastic containers, irrespective of size, while also warning that time is ...


Hubbub collaborates with Kiehl to launch fourth waste-cleaning boat made from recycled plastics - British Plastics and Rubber
Hubbub collaborates with Kiehl to launch fourth waste-cleaning boat made from recycled plastics  British Plastics and Rubber

After partnering with beauty brand Kiehl's to fund a further expansion to its 'plastic fishing' initiative, environmental charity Hubbub has launched a fourth ...


Carnival Corporation pledges to cut single-use plastics by 2021 - Travel Weekly UK
Carnival Corporation pledges to cut single-use plastics by 2021  Travel Weekly UK

Carnival Corporation has pledged to “significantly eliminate” the purchase and consumption of non-essential single-use plastics by the end of 2021. The action ...


Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre joins Plymouth’s Plan for Plastics - Plymouth Live
Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre joins Plymouth’s Plan for Plastics  Plymouth Live

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre is expanding its green credentials further by joining Plymouth's Plan for Plastics. The Plan for Plastics is a city-wide initiative ...


UK Raises Antitrust Concerns Over $585M Plastics Deal - Law360
UK Raises Antitrust Concerns Over $585M Plastics Deal  Law360

The U.K.'s antitrust enforcer threatened Friday to subject a $585 million plastic packaging deal to extra merger scrutiny unless the companies propose adequate ...


Plastic 'code of conduct' launched for Plymouth businesses in Plymouth - Plymouth Live
Plastic 'code of conduct' launched for Plymouth businesses in Plymouth  Plymouth Live

A new code of conduct to help businesses, community organisations and individuals cut down on single-use plastics is being launched by partners in Plymouth.


Britain’s lead in ‘biodegradable plastic’ stymied by Brussels - Telegraph.co.uk
Britain’s lead in ‘biodegradable plastic’ stymied by Brussels  Telegraph.co.uk

The EU has been accused of suppressing a scientific study which may have given a major boost to British entrepreneurs who claim to have invented ...


INEOS Styrolution receives Bosch Global Supplier Award - British Plastics and Rubber
INEOS Styrolution receives Bosch Global Supplier Award  British Plastics and Rubber

INEOS Styrolution received the award in the category of 'Purchasing of direct material – Consumer goods', making the company rank globally among the best ...


New campaign at Barclays London Festival recycles previously unrecyclable plastic with Recycling Technologies - British Plastics and Rubber
New campaign at Barclays London Festival recycles previously unrecyclable plastic with Recycling Technologies  British Plastics and Rubber

Recycling Technologies has teamed up with Barclays to install 25 unique recycling bins at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, to collect ...


Environment Secretary Michael Gove backs all-in deposit return system - British Plastics and Rubber
Environment Secretary Michael Gove backs all-in deposit return system  British Plastics and Rubber

Michael Gove has backed a comprehensive all-in model for a deposit return system (DRS) in . speech at Kew Gardens, which would give consumers the ...


Corrugated Plastic Cardboard Market Growth 2025: including key players Coroplast (Inteplast Group)(USA) , Primex Plastics (USA) , Karton (Italy) , SIMONA(Germany) , DS Smith (UK) - MelodyReports
Corrugated Plastic Cardboard Market Growth 2025: including key players Coroplast (Inteplast Group)(USA) , Primex Plastics (USA) , Karton (Italy) , SIMONA(Germany) , DS Smith (UK)  MelodyReports

A New Research on the Global Corrugated Plastic Cardboard Market was conducted across a variety of industries in various regions to produce more than 150 ...


Crews tackling blaze at Siva Plastics in Hazel Road, Woolston - Daily Echo
Crews tackling blaze at Siva Plastics in Hazel Road, Woolston  Daily Echo

UP to 40 firefighters are battling a major blaze at a Southampton factory which makes plastic packaging.


Jacks Eyewear in Barnsley taps into ingenious way of recycling ocean plastics - Yorkshire Post
Jacks Eyewear in Barnsley taps into ingenious way of recycling ocean plastics  Yorkshire Post

Sir David Attenborough's Blue Planet programme brought home the realities of plastic pollution in the world's oceans last year.


Plastics firm evacuated after fire breaks out - Daily Echo
Plastics firm evacuated after fire breaks out  Daily Echo

A COMPANY boss has told how his factory was evacuated after a major fire broke out inside.


RECOUP study investigates potential of Deposit Return Schemes - British Plastics and Rubber
RECOUP study investigates potential of Deposit Return Schemes  British Plastics and Rubber

The UK Government recently closed four consultations that aim to meet commitments set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy and the 25 Year Environment ...


Green businesses encouraged to apply for Queen's Award 2020 - British Plastics and Rubber
Green businesses encouraged to apply for Queen's Award 2020  British Plastics and Rubber

Businesses are being encouraged to apply for a Queen's Award in Sustainable Development to showcase their achievements.


Don't deflect the important details of isolation bearing specification - British Plastics and Rubber
Don't deflect the important details of isolation bearing specification  British Plastics and Rubber

Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborg's marine and infrastructure operation, looks at regulations and challenges within isolation bearing.


UK's top plastics recycling towns revealed - Circular Online
UK's top plastics recycling towns revealed  Circular Online

A list of the UK's “top plastic recycling towns” has been compiled by high street beauty brand The Body Shop.


Wimbledon 2019: Extinction Rebellion to campaign against 'unnecessary' single-use plastics at tournament - Evening Standard
Wimbledon 2019: Extinction Rebellion to campaign against 'unnecessary' single-use plastics at tournament  Evening Standard

Extinction Rebellion is planning to campaign at Wimbledon over the excessive use of single-use plastics at the tennis tournament. The group is due to arrive at ...


SMMT: “No-deal Brexit remains the clear and present danger” - British Plastics and Rubber
SMMT: “No-deal Brexit remains the clear and present danger”  British Plastics and Rubber

The Chief Executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says a 'No Deal' Brexit is not an option for the UK automotive industry, and the ...


ELG and INEOS TEAM UK collaborate to closing the loop - British Plastics and Rubber
ELG and INEOS TEAM UK collaborate to closing the loop  British Plastics and Rubber

ELG Carbon Fibre and INEOS Team UK are working together to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into The America's Cup 2021 build ...


2020 to see new Wittmann Battenfeld UK management change - British Plastics and Rubber
2020 to see new Wittmann Battenfeld UK management change  British Plastics and Rubber

Barry Hill, Managing Director of Wittmann Battenfeld UK, is to retire from his role on January 1st, 2020.


Management buyout marks new chapter for UK rubber reprocessor - British Plastics and Rubber
Management buyout marks new chapter for UK rubber reprocessor  British Plastics and Rubber

A Cheshire-based company that has developed a process for converting vulcanised rubber material waste into virgin compounds is starting a new chapter after ...


Bali rolls out ban on single-use plastics to chop ocean waste - Yahoo News
Bali rolls out ban on single-use plastics to chop ocean waste  Yahoo News

Bali is rolling out a ban on plastic straws and bags to rid the holiday island of waste as Indonesia scales up efforts to tackle its trash problem. Millions of tourists ...


Small businesses struggling with costs of plastic alternatives - MorningAdvertiser.co.uk
Small businesses struggling with costs of plastic alternatives  MorningAdvertiser.co.uk

Small businesses have struggled to cut down on single-use plastics – with just under one third of small hospitality companies having opted for more sustainable ...


Focus on sustainable plastics - Royal Society of Chemistry
Focus on sustainable plastics  Royal Society of Chemistry

On 1 March 2019 the Royal Society of Chemistry held a roundtable discussion meeting on sustainable plastics. The environmental impact of plastics is currently ...


RE-KKUR introduces JCB Hydradig to polymer processing plant - British Plastics and Rubber
RE-KKUR introduces JCB Hydradig to polymer processing plant  British Plastics and Rubber

RE-KKUR opened its new polymer processing plant in 2018 to further improve the efficiency of its recycling processes.


M&S defends plastic toy giveaway - British Plastics and Rubber
M&S defends plastic toy giveaway  British Plastics and Rubber

A controversial giveaway plastic toy campaign will continue despite protests from environment-conscious customers.


Sheringham Primary School pupils wage war on single use plastics with Terracycle recycling bins | Cromer, Sheringham and North Walsham News - North Norfolk News
Sheringham Primary School pupils wage war on single use plastics with Terracycle recycling bins | Cromer, Sheringham and North Walsham News  North Norfolk News

Sheringham Primary School pupils Ivy and Lucas with one of the bright yellow Terracycle bins being filled with crip packets and pens as part of a scheme to ...


Bottle exchange aims to reduce single-use plastics - York Press
Bottle exchange aims to reduce single-use plastics  York Press

SELBY students are helping to tackle plastic waste, one bottle at a time, with a new scheme from Selby District Council and Drax Group.


Citizen scientists wanted to help safeguard birds in Highlands - Strathspey Herald
Citizen scientists wanted to help safeguard birds in Highlands  Strathspey Herald

A ground-breaking website has been launched to gather information about the interaction between birds and debris such as plastics.


Monomer Recycling Group launched to enhance the circularity of PET - British Plastics and Rubber
Monomer Recycling Group launched to enhance the circularity of PET  British Plastics and Rubber

Monomer recycling helps brings PET bottles and food containers back to their constituents, monomers, or low molecular weight components that allow ...


9 ways to cut down on plastic which will also save you money - Wales Online
9 ways to cut down on plastic which will also save you money  Wales Online

Help save the planet - and some of these will even make you money.


Students break UK record with rocket launch - British Plastics and Rubber
Students break UK record with rocket launch  British Plastics and Rubber

Team Sunrlde, made up of science and engineering students from across the university, has had its record officially verified by the UK Rocketry Association.


Food packaging plastics recycled into electricity cables - The Engineer
Food packaging plastics recycled into electricity cables  The Engineer

Plastics found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials for electricity cables, claim researchers at Swansea University.


BBC War on Plastic: How Happy Meal toys and pellet production are piling on to the waste mountain - edie.net
BBC War on Plastic: How Happy Meal toys and pellet production are piling on to the waste mountain  edie.net

The final instalment of the BBC's War On Plastic tonight (24 June) will highlight just how broken the linear economy is, as Anita focuses on the mountain of free ...


Merlin Entertainments partnership with Coca-Cola returns - British Plastics and Rubber
Merlin Entertainments partnership with Coca-Cola returns  British Plastics and Rubber

Merlin Entertainments has announced the returns of its partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain, offering consumers 50 per cent off entry to some of the UK's ...


BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 19 July - BBC News
BBC Devon & Cornwall Live: 19 July  BBC News

Tonight, outbreaks of rain will stop as some clearer periods develop, but there will also be a few scattered showers moving in from the west.


Exciting prospects for plastic progress | Fitzwilliam College Cambridge - Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Exciting prospects for plastic progress | Fitzwilliam College Cambridge  Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Professor James Elliott's research is going back to the future and has the potential to have a big impact on our use of plastic.


Fibrax invests in Shini rubber granulator to reduce outgoing waste - British Plastics and Rubber
Fibrax invests in Shini rubber granulator to reduce outgoing waste  British Plastics and Rubber

Global rubber and plastics injection moulder, Fibrax Limited, has invested in the installation of a Shini SG-50 sound proof granulator that will process rubber ...


AO hits millionth recycled fridge milestone - British Plastics and Rubber
AO hits millionth recycled fridge milestone  British Plastics and Rubber

At an event held at the plant, Telford council's cabinet member for borough economy, Cllr Lee Carter, was invited to press the button to process the milestone ...


Andover Carnival bosses to take steps to ban single-use plastics - Andover Advertiser
Andover Carnival bosses to take steps to ban single-use plastics  Andover Advertiser

WITH just over two weeks till one of Andover's biggest events, a community stalwart is channelling her inner David Attenborough to make a “big…


Jim Casey announced as new Managing Director of Nifco UK - British Plastics and Rubber
Jim Casey announced as new Managing Director of Nifco UK  British Plastics and Rubber

Casey joins the Nifco team after more than 14 years working at Lear Corporation, a global manufacturer of automotive seating and e-systems.


Kolon Plastics appoints Nordmann as European distributor for its KOPEL product line - British Plastics and Rubber
Kolon Plastics appoints Nordmann as European distributor for its KOPEL product line  British Plastics and Rubber

Kolon Plastics, a global major player for engineering plastics and high-end materials, has announced Nordmann as European distributor for its KOPEL product ...


Council to appoint ‘champion’ to lead fight against single use plastics - Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Council to appoint ‘champion’ to lead fight against single use plastics  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

BRADFORD Council will be urged to appoint a "single use plastic champion" to push for the authority to become more environmentally…


Alan Turing to be the face of new £50 note - British Plastics and Rubber
Alan Turing to be the face of new £50 note  British Plastics and Rubber

Turing was chosen following the Bank of England's character selection process, including advice from scientific experts.


FCO is first government department to join the #OneLess campaign - GOV.UK
FCO is first government department to join the #OneLess campaign  GOV.UK

Plastic bottles have been completely removed from the Foreign Office in London, and embassies around the world are taking up the challenge to go plastic-free.


The big fashion fight: can we remove all the toxic, invisible plastic from our clothes? - The Guardian
The big fashion fight: can we remove all the toxic, invisible plastic from our clothes?  The Guardian

More than half of all textiles produced each year include plastic. Now the urgent search is on for a more sustainable way to clothe the world.


Research finds plastic packaging can be used to create electricity wires - British Plastics and Rubber
Research finds plastic packaging can be used to create electricity wires  British Plastics and Rubber

Research by Swansea University has found how plastics used in food packaging can be used to create new materials such as wire for electricity, while also ...


City of London Corporation announces policy to ban unnecessary plastic waste - Evening Standard
City of London Corporation announces policy to ban unnecessary plastic waste  Evening Standard

The City of London Corporation has devised a policy to eliminate unnecessary plastic waste at Guildhall and The Mansion House by 2020 to limit its ...


RePETition project aims to expand circular economy - British Plastics and Rubber
RePETition project aims to expand circular economy  British Plastics and Rubber

Leading Austrian companies are joining forces in the RePETitio project, following an initiative from Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen to prove that PET ...


DSM to showcase latest purpose-led innovations at K2019 - British Plastics and Rubber
DSM to showcase latest purpose-led innovations at K2019  British Plastics and Rubber

DSM's portfolio of conductive plastics enables the replacement of full-metal enclosures.


Rubbers Consultants to host three UK training courses - British Plastics and Rubber
Rubbers Consultants to host three UK training courses  British Plastics and Rubber

Rubber Consultants is to host a training programme run by Endurica, the US-based testing and simulation software providers for the rubber industry.


UK manufacturing downturn deepens in June, finds IHS Markit - British Plastics and Rubber
UK manufacturing downturn deepens in June, finds IHS Markit  British Plastics and Rubber

The downturn in the UK manufacturing sector is deepening, with a second month in contraction and production shrinking at the steepest rate for seven years.


Busy nurses drive sustainable developments in healthcare - British Plastics and Rubber
Busy nurses drive sustainable developments in healthcare  British Plastics and Rubber

PVCMed Alliance is supporting the NHS Parliamentary Awards to recognise the importance of nurses, in particular in achieving sustainable development in the ...


Britons and their unborn children at risk due to government inaction over toxic chemicals in everyday use, MPs warn - The Independent
Britons and their unborn children at risk due to government inaction over toxic chemicals in everyday use, MPs warn  The Independent

Ministers are ignoring a 'cocktail of toxic chemicals' in furniture, food packaging and children's prams which could harm the health of Britons, even before they're ...


OPRL launches labelling rules review - British Plastics and Rubber
OPRL launches labelling rules review  British Plastics and Rubber

OPRL has launched the latest review process of its labelling rules to ensure it keeps pace with developments in collections services and, for the first time, to take ...


Survey finds public support for a 'national recycling standard' - Circular Online
Survey finds public support for a 'national recycling standard'  Circular Online

The results of a massive UK-wide survey published today reveals the British public supports packaging that is 100% recyclable and is collected for recycling by ...


Rutland Plastics moves into advanced 3D production system prints - British Plastics and Rubber
Rutland Plastics moves into advanced 3D production system prints  British Plastics and Rubber

Rutland Plastics has moved into advanced 3D production system prints with FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fibre, one of the toughest 3D printing materials created.