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The amount of plastic bottles collected for recycling from UK households has risen by the biggest annual total in three years, says RECOUP, but amounts collected, quality and consumer confusion are still huge challenges to tackle. more

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Clariant and its major shareholder, SABIC, have announced they are to collaborate on the creation of a new speciality chemicals joint venture in high performance materials. 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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Bottled water and soft drinks producers drive plan to eliminate plastic packaging waste from their sectors by 2030. more

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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

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Tesco

The Tesco car park at Cuckoo Bridge

Tesco has partnered with MacRebur to resurface one of its car parks using the equivalent weight of 225,000 plastic carrier bags. more

Environment

Carrier Bags

Carrier bag sales in the biggest seven English supermarkets have fallen since the introduction of the 5p charge in 2015.

During visit to Kenya Prime Minister announces consultation on extending plastic bag charge to all retailers and increasing minimum charge to 10p. more

Environment

Design Fair

Examples of two of the designs showcasing plastic as the 'Material of the Year' for 2018

An annual fair focusing on design is to showcase plastic as the ‘Material of the Year’ for 2018. more

Industry News

Europe's largest polythene film recycler combines with substantial rigid plastics recycler in a move that will form the UK’s largest plastics recycling group. more

Industry News

Plastics Waste

The Chancellor will announce new policies to tackle plastics waste in the Budget statement

The call to evidence on plastic waste and litter announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement has received 162,000 responses - the largest number in the Treasury’s history - with ideas for taxes on 'single-use' plastics and incineration "promising" more

Environment

Global refinery giant collaborates with UK-based recycling pioneer to use plastic waste as a feedstock for sustainable oil production. more

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WRAP

WRAP has reported on the first 100 days' of progress following the launch of the UK Plastics Pact.

Marcus Gover has said that WRAP has been “delighted” by the response and commitment from innovators, designers, manufacturers, retailers and the reprocessing industry to embrace the UK Plastic Pact. more

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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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EEF/BDO survey highlights variety of industry strengths across UK as well as the uncertainty for manufacturers in the coming year. more

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Carrier Bags

Carrier bag sales in the biggest seven English supermarkets have fallen since the introduction of the 5p charge in 2015.

The sale of plastic carrier bags has fallen by 86 percent across England’s seven biggest supermarkets since the introduction of a 5p charge in 2015. more

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The new reverse vending machines at selected entertainment parks across the UK. Image: Coca Cola GB

Coca-Cola Great Britain has launched a new recycling partnership with Merlin Entertainment that will see visitors rewarded for using reverse vending machines. more

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Jeremy Corbyn addresses the EEF (Image: twitter.com/EEF_press)

Jeremy Corbyn is to visit Protolabs’ facility in Telford today (July 24) as part of a Labour party campaign focusing boosting UK manufacturing. more

Industry News

New funding worth £20million has been announced for research and innovation in changing the way the UK manufactures and consumes plastics. more

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Sebastian Schmidhuber and Stephen Lambert (second and third left) and the AMRC Development Engineers, Davide Melis, Darren Wells and Ricky Rowett (from the left)

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield is using a high-pressure resin transfer moulding system from KraussMaffei to develop its research. more

Machinery

Ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into effect in England and Scotland. more

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