A Positive Cast of Mind

Philip Law, Director-General of the BPF, reflects on the recently published Government waste management consultations and outlines the suggestions the Association will be making in its responses. Read more

1 Mar 2019 09:00 BPF Blog

Have a litte hope

In the ongoing series of his exclusive column, the first instalment of 2019 sees Philip Law, reflect on the significance of a major new plastics waste alliance, discuss the ongoing Brexit saga and explain why hope is something we should all have. Read more

31 Jan 2019 16:59 BPF Blog 1 Comments

China: An overview of opportunities for UK plastics companies

Justyna Elliott of the BPF writes exclusively for BP&R on the opportunities China holds ahead of new DIT grants being announced at the end of November. Read more

28 Nov 2018 08:55 BPF Blog

Promises, Proposals and Practicalities

Philip Law reviews the promises, proposals and practicalities of the Chancellor’s Budget statement in relation to plastics and recycling, as well as highlighting upcoming events and a ‘golden’ former member of the BPF. Read more

22 Nov 2018 16:37 BPF Blog

Industry stands firm as countdown to Budget begins

As the industry anticipates the announcements expected from the Chancellor relating to addressing tackling plastics waste next week, Philip Law outlines the BPF's view on the right way forward for the good of the environment, country and industry. Read more

23 Oct 2018 13:56 BPF Blog

Autumn means more than just seasonal change for plastics industry

As the summer holidays draw to a close, Philip Law looks ahead to a busy few months over autumn as crucial decisions are made in government, important events take place and CCA deadlines loom. Read more

17 Sep 2018 10:43 BPF Blog

BPF’s Recycling Chairman: Look deeper than data to avoid further damage

As the opportunities to export plastics waste lessen, and the UK’s ‘true’ recycling figures become increasingly under scrutiny, Roger Baynham says that “misleading and unjustifiable” reporting will only add to the challenges facing the industry. Read more

5 Sep 2018 14:27 BPF Blog

Plastics feel the heat from Westminster

In his exclusive column, Philip Law gives a roundup of a busy month filled with meetings, round table discussions and active responses to consultations as the political spotlight intensifies on plastics. Read more

24 Jul 2018 11:20 BPF Blog

Retirements, reports and record breakers?

In this month’s edition of his exclusive column, Philip Law outlines the key highlights from the association’s AGM, including retirements, reports and records hoped to be beaten. Read more

1 Jun 2018 14:38 BPF Blog

Model of Balance

Philip Law covers a busy month that will see a formidable UK delegation make inroads into the Chinese export market, further consultations for the future of UK recycling systems and the opening of entries for the world’s oldest plastics awards. Read more

25 Apr 2018 14:09 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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