A rubber seals and gaskets manufacturer says it has “significantly cut” its energy consumption and overall carbon emissions after installing LED lights at its production facility more

20 Nov 2017 16:01 Environment

A sector specialist at WRAP has said that despite the challenges facing the plastics recycling industry, there is “greater opportunities” to be exploited. more

20 Nov 2017 15:50 Events

In response to the proposal made by the Government to tax certain plastics packaging products, the British Plastics Federation has said it feels this is not "the best course of action." more

20 Nov 2017 10:04 Environment

Plastic parts maker BNL, based in Nidderdale, Yorkshire, has joined the British Plastics Federations Operation Clean Sweep. more

30 Oct 2017 12:10 Environment

JD Wetherspoon has announced it will stop using plastic straws in all of its 900 UK outlets from January 2018. more

30 Sep 2017 09:00 Industry News



Bunting Magnetics is celebrating certification in two new ISO standard for magnets manufacturing and environmental protection. more

20 Jul 2017 12:10 Industry News

The On Pack Recycling Label scheme has broadened the scope for recyclable materials picked up by kerbside collections. more

9 Feb 2017 11:33 Environment

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Researchers at the University of Nottingham say an alternative to oil-based polymers could help Egyptians beat their bag blight more

18 Jan 2017 15:33 Materials

Seven new plastics industry associations from across the globe have pledged their commitment to the fight against marine litter in 2016. more

21 Dec 2016 09:00

Is landfilling the real baddie when it comes to our waste plastics?

Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers shares his thoughts on whether landfilling, rather than burning waste plastics, might be better for the environment as global temperatures continue to rise. more

12 Dec 2016 12:06 Guest Blog

Three of Europe’s plastics trade associations and representative bodies have united to outline their recommendations for the Circular Economy Package in order to enhance sustainability within the plastics industry. more

27 Sep 2016 12:11 Environment

Trade association, Composites UK, has launched a new report focusing on the current and emerging processes available for recycling of composite materials. more

18 Jul 2016 10:59 Environment

Producer of masterbatch and additives, Silvergate Plastics, has been awarded the ISO 14001:2004 environmental standard in recognition of its sustainable management system. more

25 Feb 2016 16:45 Industry News

A new range of recycled, stackable plastics packaging for the airline food industry offers new, innovative and closed loop option for aeronautical dining, says a European packaging manufacturer. more

17 Feb 2016 09:45 Environment

A North East plastics manufacturer is driving down its carbon footprint, after committing to reduce energy consumption and reduce waste. more

11 Feb 2016 11:55 Industry News

By 2050 the world’s oceans could contain more plastics than fish (by weight), according to a new report. more

22 Jan 2016 09:00 Environment

​Three plastics industry associations in China have become the latest signatories to the 'Global Declaration for Solutions on Marine Litter', a commitment to help find and implement solutions for keeping plastics out of the ocean. more

3 Nov 2015 11:51 Environment

A new set of PVC eco-profiles and environmental product declarations from PlasticsEurope has shown an improvement in the material’s eco-credentials. more

13 Jul 2015 16:12 Environment

Nampak Plastics, a leading UK producer of plastic milk bottles, has partnered with a secondary school in Newport, Pagnell, as part of a new academic initiative to educate about responsible behavior and reducing waste. more

9 Dec 2014 16:28 Environment

Manchester-based Axion Consulting has achieved ISO14001:2004 certification an internationally-accepted standard for an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). more

27 May 2014 10:13 Environment

Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Recycling point for Ceredigion Council

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The Welsh Government has released its recycling figures for the last year, highlighting Wales' recycling success as a devolved UK nation. more

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