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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). 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. 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. 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. more

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

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

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

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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”. 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. 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. 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. 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. more

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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

A new Vice President and Honorary Treasurer has been elected at the BPF Annual General Meeting. more

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The BPF is to hold an event next month that will arm companies with the tools needed to positively promote plastics. more


The British Plastics Federation has outlined a new strategic document outlining a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation in the plastics sector and improve UK recycling rates. more


The BPF’s Marine Litter Platform held its third meeting on 20th April 2018, with the aim of finding solutions for marine litter. more

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WRAP has launched a “world-leading” initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics that tackles the causes of plastics waste and pollution and keeps it out of the environment. more


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. more

25 Apr 2018 14:09 BPF Blog

The British Plastics Federation, the peak body for the plastics trade in the UK, has released a statement welcoming the funding pledge to help Commonwealth nations research marine plastics prevention. more

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