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The state of the European bio-based economy is very mixed, the market is in a critical phase

In this guest blog an editor from nova-Institute interviews Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute, on the development of the European bio-based economy and a shift towards a renewable carbon economy Read more

7 May 2019 10:35 Guest Blog

The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling

The BBC’s Blue Planet II is seen by many as the catalyst that stimulated significant action regards the way we use, reuse and dispose of plastics. Paul Fears looks at the proposed measures and asks what change is needed to make them a success. Read more

5 Nov 2018 00:00 Guest Blog

Care needed for targets on recycled content in food packaging

Setting minimum targets for recycled content in food packaging may sound like a good idea, but could lead to overall less efficient use of resources if material types and their applications are not carefully considered, says Axion's Richard McKinlay. Read more

18 Sep 2018 15:39 Guest Blog

Circular Economy: Are there quick wins for plastic processors?

Nigel Flowers outlines the latest energy management trends and technology developments from the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK's ranges that can help plastic processors to enhance their environmental footprint. Read more

22 Aug 2018 09:24 Guest Blog

Specifying the right plastic pipes for the future of UK infrastructure

With plastic pipes and infrastructure having expected lifespans of 100 years, Derek Muckle says that now is the time for action on product specifications and skills training to ensure pipefitters have the right knowledge for years to come. Read more

1 Jun 2018 15:07 Guest Blog

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK: no need for double standards post-Brexit says UK plastics boss

Managing Director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag UK Nigel Flowers shares his professional viewpoint on why the EU standards development model doesn’t need to be reinvented. Read more

8 May 2018 09:15 Guest Blog

Factors to consider when selecting capacitive displacement sensors

Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon explains that several key factors need to be considered, including target size and shape, guarding method and bandwidth. As well as clean environments, the sensors can also operate in dirty, dusty industrial areas too. Read more

9 Apr 2018 16:02 Guest Blog

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A ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, discusses the options for encourage packaging recycling. Read more

6 Apr 2018 09:55 Guest Blog

Production efficiency for profitable manufacturing

Christina Larsen at Intouch Monitoring Limited explains how using a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a simple way for plastics manufacturing firms to increase manufacturing efficiencies and make business more profitable. Read more

21 Mar 2018 14:34 Guest Blog

Out of sight, out of mind no more: An open letter to the plastics industry

In the following post, naturalist and author, Sarah Roberts, writes about the importance of education when it comes to stemming the flow of plastics into the natural environment. Read more

14 Feb 2018 11:35 Guest Blog

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From time to time it's nice to catch a new opinion; sometimes people have something specific to say that's worth sharing — that's why we've created the BP&R Guest Blog.

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