No silver bullet for plastics recycling

Philip Law discusses why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s newest initiative cannot be seen as a ‘silver bullet’ for the issues surrounding plastics recycling and why the industry should “keep calm and carry on” in a changeable political environment. more

Jun 5, 2017 8:35 AM BPF Blog

Positive communication is a plastics powerhouse

Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, discusses PVC’s public image, and how social media movements could hold the key to promoting a more positive image of plastics across other industry sectors. more

Apr 19, 2017 12:03 PM BPF Blog

Safety first: Working together to better rotomoulding practice

Dr Sara Cammarano, Group Executive of the Rotational Moulding Group at the British Plastics Federation (BPF), updates readers on progress relating to health and safety guidelines, as well as why ‘innovation’ is the industry buzzword for 2017. more

Mar 22, 2017 2:15 PM BPF Blog

Scotland’s plastics industry: Crucial to the overall sector

Philip Law discusses the importance of Scotland’s plastics industry, gives insight into the latest findings from its Business Conditions Survey and reveals how a leaked political document suggests the industry’s voice is being heard. more

Mar 21, 2017 9:10 AM BPF Blog

Humble beginnings for a modern plastics industry

Philip Law updates readers on a high level meeting with topline civil servants ahead of Brexit negotiations, applauds Unilever for its ambitious packaging pledge and muses over the plastics industry's somewhat humble beginnings in east London. more

Feb 21, 2017 2:02 PM BPF Blog

Could today's plastic pipes be with us until 2216?

In his regular column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), explains why the BPF has called for a meeting with Caroline Lucas MP and speculates as to whether plastic pipes installed today could be with us until 2216. more

Dec 9, 2016 11:05 AM BPF Blog

UK Plastics Industry - Let's Make an Impression at K

In this month’s edition of his regular column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), highlights the importance of a UK presence at K Show and outlines exactly what the industry has to offer. more

Oct 17, 2016 9:00 AM BPF Blog

Why medals matter to plastics

In this month’s edition of his regular column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), marvels at the UK’s sporting success and why Team GB’s medals tally matters to the plastics industry more than you might imagine. more

Sep 12, 2016 3:19 PM BPF Blog

Carrying the UK plastics industry message to Chinaplas

This month, BPF Director-General, Philip Law, looks to the East ahead of Chinaplas in Shanghai, as well as some interesting results from its skills survey and progress from its medical PVC collection scheme. more

Apr 19, 2016 4:15 PM BPF Blog

Cautious forecasting in times of uncertainty

This month, BPF Director-General, Philip Law, shares his thoughts on the results of the Federation’s latest Business Conditions survey, which has revealed a much more cautious outlook from those members polled. more

Feb 29, 2016 2:04 PM BPF Blog

About this Blog

Philip Law is Public and Industrial Affairs Director at the British Plastics Federation. Every month, Philip provides insight and updates from the Federation in his column, 'News from the Front Line'.

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