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

Recycling collection rates ‘cloud’ the need for innovation

Innovation and development in technologies to increase recycling of household plastic packaging is being hampered by how we measure its collection, and a lack of economic drivers to encourage investment, argues Axion's Richard McKinlay. more

Feb 13, 2017 3:55 PM Guest Blog

UK Plastics Industry: It’s time to go global

Companies in the plastics sector are recognising that in order to maintain growth and competitiveness they need to reach out to markets abroad. Ian Cole from Siemens Financial Services explains how export finance could provide the solution. more

Feb 8, 2017 2:15 PM Guest Blog 1 Comments

Is landfilling the real baddie when it comes to our waste plastics?

Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers shares his thoughts on whether landfilling, rather than burning waste plastics, might be better for the environment as global temperatures continue to rise. more

Dec 12, 2016 12:06 PM Guest 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

Skills and Training – what does the future hold?

In the fourth instalment of our new series focusing on skills and training, Richard Brown of RJG Technologies discusses important areas that need consideration and action in order to secure the skills needed for the successful future of the industry. more

Nov 11, 2016 1:52 PM Guest 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

How competent is your workforce?

In the third instalment of our series focusing on skills and training, John Savage of the National Fluid Power Centre discusses the importance of ensuring that skills and knowledge obtained through training courses are being applied proficiently. more

Aug 26, 2016 12:13 PM Guest Blog

Time to take plastics recycling to greater heights?

Stuart Foster, CEO of RECOUP, expresses his concerns over the activities and actions – or lack of them – in 2016 that could potentially shape the next decade or more in terms of opportunities for the UK’s plastics recycling industry. more

Aug 25, 2016 3:34 PM Guest Blog

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