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The plastics industry advocacy body, the British Plastics Federation, has reacted to the General Election results by urging politicians to establish 'the direction of travel with EU.' more

9 Jun 2017 14:24 Industry News

An educational ‘toolkit’ for school age children filled with polymer science experiments has been launched as an English language version at K 2016, ready for use in UK classrooms. more

26 Oct 2016 10:49 K 2016

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) is one of a group of membership and professional bodies calling for a delay in the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in order to protect the quality of apprenticeships and skills investment. more

5 Aug 2016 14:14 Industry News

Skills, strategies and struggles...

In his regular, exclusive column for BP&R, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, discusses the new Education and Training Committee, dedicated to bridging the industry’s ever-worrying skills gap. more

20 Feb 2015 09:29 BPF Blog

UK plastics: A review of the year

In his last blog of 2014, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, takes a balanced look at highlights that have boosted the industry over the last 12 months, as well as potential threats to continued and sustained success. more

31 Dec 2014 11:00 BPF Blog

Plastics give food for thought

This month, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation puts plastics on the table, with food for thought on the themes highlighted at the association’s annual dinner. more

30 Oct 2014 16:50 BPF Blog

The UK Plastics Industry and the World

This month, Philip Law, Director General of the British Plastics Federation, talks Irish charm, the Mexican marketplace and global opportunities as he writes exclusively for BP&R in an Interplas-themed special edition of his regular column. more

24 Sep 2014 16:49 BPF Blog 1 Comments

Economic progress, intensive engagement and 'in the press'

This month, Philip Law gives a snapshot of current BPF activity, which reveals strong economic progress in the industry, intensive engagement with government both at UK and EU level and dialogue with the media over misconceived reporting. more

6 Mar 2014 16:58 BPF Blog

Business Groups are the heart of the matter

In this month's column, Philip Law highlights the strides made by its Business Groups, looks at the future of plastics in automotive and points to opportunity in India. more

5 Dec 2017 15:31 BPF Blog

Autumn is the season of celebration

In his exclusive column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, explains why this Autumn is a time for the UK plastics to truly celebrate, a new careers portal and dispelling myths about plastics in the seas. more

31 Oct 2017 09:18 BPF Blog

Interplas 2017: Time to Celebrate

In an Interplas special edition of his exclusive column, Philip looks back into the archives to see how the show has helped ‘mould’ the industry events scene in the UK and why there’s reason to celebrate come September. more

18 Sep 2017 11:17 BPF Blog

A SIMPL reason for surveys

In this month’s edition of his exclusive column, Philip Law talks numbers as he identifies some of the key findings of the association’s recent members surveys and what they tell us about the industry. more

29 Aug 2017 16:42 BPF Blog

No silver bullet for plastics recycling

Philip Law discusses why the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s newest initiative cannot be seen as a ‘silver bullet’ for the issues surrounding plastics recycling and why the industry should “keep calm and carry on” in a changeable political environment. more

5 Jun 2017 08:35 BPF Blog

Positive communication is a plastics powerhouse

Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, discusses PVC’s public image, and how social media movements could hold the key to promoting a more positive image of plastics across other industry sectors. more

19 Apr 2017 12:03 BPF Blog

Scotland’s plastics industry: Crucial to the overall sector

Philip Law discusses the importance of Scotland’s plastics industry, gives insight into the latest findings from its Business Conditions Survey and reveals how a leaked political document suggests the industry’s voice is being heard. more

21 Mar 2017 09:10 BPF Blog

Humble beginnings for a modern plastics industry

Philip Law updates readers on a high level meeting with topline civil servants ahead of Brexit negotiations, applauds Unilever for its ambitious packaging pledge and muses over the plastics industry's somewhat humble beginnings in east London. more

21 Feb 2017 14:02 BPF Blog

Could today's plastic pipes be with us until 2216?

In his regular column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), explains why the BPF has called for a meeting with Caroline Lucas MP and speculates as to whether plastic pipes installed today could be with us until 2216. more

9 Dec 2016 11:05 BPF Blog

UK Plastics Industry - Let's Make an Impression at K

In this month’s edition of his regular column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), highlights the importance of a UK presence at K Show and outlines exactly what the industry has to offer. more

17 Oct 2016 09:00 BPF Blog

Why medals matter to plastics

In this month’s edition of his regular column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), marvels at the UK’s sporting success and why Team GB’s medals tally matters to the plastics industry more than you might imagine. more

12 Sep 2016 15:19 BPF Blog

This month, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation (BPF), addresses Brexit from a glass half full approach, as well as spotlighting the recently published strategic document that will be crucial to the UK plastics industry. more

12 Aug 2016 09:58 BPF Blog

Carrying the UK plastics industry message to Chinaplas

This month, BPF Director-General, Philip Law, looks to the East ahead of Chinaplas in Shanghai, as well as some interesting results from its skills survey and progress from its medical PVC collection scheme. more

19 Apr 2016 16:15 BPF Blog

Cautious forecasting in times of uncertainty

This month, BPF Director-General, Philip Law, shares his thoughts on the results of the Federation’s latest Business Conditions survey, which has revealed a much more cautious outlook from those members polled. more

29 Feb 2016 14:04 BPF Blog

Bagging up the issues on single-use carriers

This month, BPF Director-General, Philip Law, discusses fighting the corner of plastics’ amongst a flurry of mainstream media attention surrounding the introduction of the recent single-use bag charge in England. more

20 Oct 2015 10:28 BPF Blog 1 Comments

All-round success for UK rotomoulding industry

This month, Philip Law highlights the UK’s special role in the international rotational moulding industry after a successful ARMO conference and underlines the country’s long standing relationship with the process. more

21 Sep 2015 15:05 BPF Blog

Fighting the corner of plastics in marine litter debates

Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, highlights the growing issue of marine litter, including actions he has recently taken to fight the corner of plastics at both a national and political level. more

5 Aug 2015 10:19 BPF Blog

Automotive, anti-littering and opportunities in Asia…

Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, talks automotive, anti-littering and all things Chinaplas in this month’s update. more

26 Jun 2015 09:00 BPF Blog

Black gold, Texas tea

Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, takes a look at the slippery situation of oil and how with some complex influencing factors, we might have to “learn to live” with increasing unpredictability. more

12 May 2015 12:11 BPF Blog

What will the Year of the Goat mean for UK fortunes?

Philip Law announces news this issue of its annual survey and what the responses from member firms indicate in terms of the industry’s overall health. He also looks at plastics packaging and the ongoing battle to promote its positive benefits. more

20 Mar 2015 09:00 BPF Blog