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The Government announced in February it was exploring two versions of a DRS, with the alternative on-the-go model attracting criticism from environmental groups due to it being restricted in the types of containers it can take Read more

Environment

Manufacturers urged to adopt new guidelines for recyclability of household rigid packaging. Read more

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This is compared to just £250 million that would be generated by an ‘on-the-go’ system, which would collect a fraction of the drinks containers produced Read more

Environment

The research has found that Scottish consumers are collectively buying more than 300,000 tonnes of single-use packaging for their groceries every year Read more

Environment

Level 4 and 5 qualifications, which sit between A Levels (Level 3), and degrees (Level 6), will be rebadged as Higher Technical Qualifications and quality approved, in a drive to attract more students to Read more

Industry News

The announcement is the next significant step in delivering on the company’s commitment to offer customers electrified options for all new Jaguar and Land Rover models from 2020 Read more

Industry News

The Preview saw over 75 journalists from across the world and representatives from over 15 companies attend the Preview at Messe Düsseldorf, with sustainability and circular economy high on the agenda Read more

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According to the latest report from IHS Markit, high stock levels, ongoing Brexit uncertainty, the economic slowdown and rising competition all contributed to the decreases in new orders and production. Read more

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The programme, fronted by TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and TV and radio presenter Anita Rami, has provoked a major response throughout the plastics industry, with the BPF the latest to issue its reaction Read more

Head of the UK’s biggest automotive industry association says ‘No Deal’ is not an option for an industry that stands to lose £50k every minute as a result of hard Brexit border delays. Read more

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Evolve by Faerch is made from an average of 85 per cent recycled PET post-consumer content, uniquely utilising mixed coloured PET as attractive food packaging Read more

Materials

WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that The UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from shelves by the end of 2020 Read more

Environment

The Environment Agency prosecuted Biffa Waste Services for sending waste to China collected from households, such as used nappies and food packaging, that the company claimed was waste paper Read more

Environment

Interplas, the UK’s leading trade show dedicated to the plastics industry, is expanding, adding more space and new features for its 2020 show after a huge surge in demand from exhibitors. Read more

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An ambitious vision for driving bio-based manufacturing in the UK will be shaped at a summit being hosted at The University of Manchester this week. Read more

Industry News

First Minister Mark Drakeford today opened two new Refill stations at Cardiff Airport as he celebrated Wales’ progress towards becoming the first Refill Nation in the world Read more

Environment

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Environment ministers commit to voluntary framework to prevent reduce plastic discharge into the oceans. Read more

Environment

The association representing over 200-member companies forecasts a decline of up to ten percent in turnover for producers of plastics and rubber machinery. Read more

Machinery

The research, which coincides with Santander’s Manufacturing Industry Day, found that 21 per cent of the manufacturers surveyed were concerned about a lack of skilled workers Read more

Industry News

The new grants have been launched as part of the £18 million Resource Action Fund, launched by Defra in May 2019, and are focusing on increasing reprocessing infrastructure for plastics and textiles Read more

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