British Plastics Federation (BPF)

Join the British Pavilion of seventeen exhibitors at Chinaplas 2019. Read more


The President of the BPF Brexit Taskforce has said “the industry will remain positive” despite major concerns Read more

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Leading figures from across the recycling, environment and waste management industries are amongst the first to be announced as keynote speakers at a high-profile London event next year. Read more


In an initiative to address plastic waste, RECOUP and the British Plastics Federation (BPF) have launched new guidance to help packaging designers create easy-to-recycle plastic packaging. Read more


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



Almost 200 people attended, far exceeding numbers from previous years. Read more

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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

The BPF has supported The Chemical Industries Association' programme with ITN Productions. Read more

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Award winners from Rototek (centre) receiving their trophy

Rotational moulding company, Rototek, has been awarded the first ever ‘Health and Safety’ award by the British Plastics Federation (BPF). Read more

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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

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has produced the world’s first rotational moulding health and safety guidance. Read more

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RLE International's thermoplastic bulkhead

A thermoplastic bulkhead for vehicles has won the annual Horners Award for Plastics Design and Innovation. Read more

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The 2018 Polymer Apprentice of the Year Award has officially been launched. Read more

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The BPF has launched its 2018 Autumn training seminars for the Polymer Ambassador Scheme. Read more

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PD Ports has become UKs first port operator to commit to preventing plastic pellets from leaking into the sea. Read more

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Therese Coffey

Therese Coffey at the Parliamentary Reception

Therese Coffey has told the UK plastics industry not to feel under threat, but to see the Government’s upcoming Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy as "an opportunity”. Read more

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Arabplast will take place in Dubai in 2019

The largest number of British exhibitors to date will take part in the upcoming Arabplast trade show, as opportunities to export to the region grow. Read more


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


Freegard says monetary incentives to use better pack designs for recycling are needed for change to happen

Keith Freegard has outlined the need for a fiscal or monetary system as an incentive for designers to use easy-to-recycle packaging. Read more

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Philip Law has called for the reform of the current Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) system as a positive measure in reducing plastics waste. Read more

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