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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. more

18 Sep 2018 15:39 Guest Blog

Is polyolefin price differentiation set to increase?

In his column this month, our resident polymer expert, Mike Boswell, looks back at historical polyolefin prices as he analyses what the future could hold for processors in terms of cost and availability. more

17 Sep 2018 12:28 Materials 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. 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. more

5 Sep 2018 14:27 BPF 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. more

22 Aug 2018 09:24 Guest Blog

What is the value of prime polymers which contain a recycled content?

Mike Boswell asks whether neutrality in pricing is the best way forward for the increasing number of ‘circular polymers’. more

24 Jul 2018 12:10 Materials 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. more

24 Jul 2018 11:20 BPF Blog

How sustainable are low European polymer prices?

In his column this month, Mike Boswell asks whether the low prices seen in the UK and Europe at the moment are here to stay, and looks at the factors that could influence change. more

1 Jun 2018 15:46 Materials 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. more

1 Jun 2018 15:07 Guest 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. more

1 Jun 2018 14:38 BPF Blog

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