LyondellBasell is to acquire A. Schulman, Inc. for a total of $2.25 billion (approx.. £1.6bn GBP). more

15 Feb 2018 14:44 Industry News

The Scottish recycled plastic road surface compnay MacRebur, based in Lockerbie, has paved the way for its products in London with recently completed roadworks on the 125 bus route from Finchley to Winchmore Hill. more

14 Feb 2018 14:17 Industry News

VEKA Recycling is set to build what it says will be “the most advanced recycling plant in Europe” for the recycling of PVC-U door and window profiles. more

9 Feb 2018 10:47 Environment

Stakeholders from across industry, retail and waste management showed strong support for a proposed industry pledge on tackling marine litter. more

8 Feb 2018 16:58 Environment



ASDA has said it will work collaboratively with industry and partners as it looks to increase the recyclability of its products and the way it uses plastics and packaging within its business. more

6 Feb 2018 11:32 Industry News

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has responded to a study by Exeter University by outlining its position on the safety and use of Bisphenol-A (BPA). more

5 Feb 2018 10:26 Materials

The UK plastics, rubber and chemicals sector saw the greatest increase in pay across all roles, according to a new report from the EEF. more

31 Jan 2018 15:09 Industry News

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has spoken to Parliament's magazine the House on the progress on recycling in the packaging industry. more

26 Jan 2018 14:49 Industry News

UK supermarket, Waitrose, has pledged to eliminate the sale of own-brand products in black plastics packaging by the end of 2019. more

22 Jan 2018 13:52 Industry News

Manchester-based plastics recycler, Axion is calling for a UK rise in demand for recycled materials more

18 Jan 2018 15:11 Industry News

The frozen food merchant Iceland has announced it will phase out plastic packaging from its in house foods after the New Year furore over waste packaging. more

16 Jan 2018 15:37 Environment

Plastic waste ‘one of the great environmental scourges of our time’, says Theresa May in environmetla pledge to crack down on landfilled PCR. more

11 Jan 2018 11:09 Industry News

Café owners have espresso’d concern the 25p charge on cups could macchiato-nother barrier to business. And campaigners may say it is ‘too little, too latte’. more

5 Jan 2018 09:32 Industry News

The British Plastics Federation, the trade body for UK plastics, has heavily criticised the reliability of bottle waste statistics presented to Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee. more

4 Jan 2018 10:08 Environment

The Confederation of British Industry manufacturing survey has shown year-end order books levels have gifted an early Christmas present for UK manufacturers. more

20 Dec 2017 09:57 Industry News

After a year and half of negotiations since the UK Brexit referendum, the British Plastics Federation and European Plastics Converters Association have updated their position paper for the new year. more

19 Dec 2017 10:18 Industry News

BP&R: Most-read headlines of 2017

The past 12 months have meant one thing for the British plastics industry, innovation. Our most-clicked headlines of 2017 are heavily innovation-centric, with eye-catching sustainability and investment news attracting the highest clicks. more

14 Dec 2017 12:28 Guest Blog

A survey undertaken by Greenpeace to gauge the feelings of national retailers on the implementation of a plastic bottle return scheme (DRS) has been met with a mixed response. more

11 Dec 2017 12:00 Environment

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has praised the UN’s ambitions for international action on plastics entering the marine environment. more

8 Dec 2017 14:15 Environment

The Chairman of the World Plastics Council has welcomed the UN’s resolution on addressing marine litter. more

7 Dec 2017 10:08 Environment