Philip Law

Rounding up 2019

In his exclusive column this month, Philip Law looks back on a successful K show for both enquiries and engagement, and provides an update on the Federation's latest activities in the areas of circular economy, Brexit and packaging. Read more

3 Dec 2019 16:01 BPF Blog

Get engaged

In the latest instalment of his exclusive column for BP&R, Philip Law urges plastics companies to engage with their local MPs, reflects on the potential of a double plastics tax and looks ahead to upcoming events. Read more

23 Oct 2019 15:45 BPF Blog

A Changing of the Guard

Philip Law looks at how it’s ‘all change’ for the Federation’s President, outlines its position on the government’s environment consultations and looks at the wider picture of economic developments overseas. Read more

18 Jun 2019 09:33 BPF Blog

Life outside of the bubble

Philip Law outlines how the latest survey of its members reveals a cautiously robust approach, the successful hosting of a major UK plastics conference and the winners of the Polymer Apprentice of the Year’ award committed to a career in plastics. Read more

26 Apr 2019 09:27 BPF Blog

A Positive Cast of Mind

Philip Law, Director-General of the BPF, reflects on the recently published Government waste management consultations and outlines the suggestions the Association will be making in its responses. Read more

1 Mar 2019 09:00 BPF Blog

Have a litte hope

In the ongoing series of his exclusive column, the first instalment of 2019 sees Philip Law, reflect on the significance of a major new plastics waste alliance, discuss the ongoing Brexit saga and explain why hope is something we should all have. Read more

31 Jan 2019 16:59 BPF Blog 1 Comments

Promises, Proposals and Practicalities

Philip Law reviews the promises, proposals and practicalities of the Chancellor’s Budget statement in relation to plastics and recycling, as well as highlighting upcoming events and a ‘golden’ former member of the BPF. Read more

22 Nov 2018 16:37 BPF Blog

Industry stands firm as countdown to Budget begins

As the industry anticipates the announcements expected from the Chancellor relating to addressing tackling plastics waste next week, Philip Law outlines the BPF's view on the right way forward for the good of the environment, country and industry. Read more

23 Oct 2018 13:56 BPF Blog

Autumn means more than just seasonal change for plastics industry

As the summer holidays draw to a close, Philip Law looks ahead to a busy few months over autumn as crucial decisions are made in government, important events take place and CCA deadlines loom. Read more

17 Sep 2018 10:43 BPF Blog

Plastics feel the heat from Westminster

In his exclusive column, Philip Law gives a roundup of a busy month filled with meetings, round table discussions and active responses to consultations as the political spotlight intensifies on plastics. Read more

24 Jul 2018 11:20 BPF Blog

Retirements, reports and record breakers?

In this month’s edition of his exclusive column, Philip Law outlines the key highlights from the association’s AGM, including retirements, reports and records hoped to be beaten. Read more

1 Jun 2018 14:38 BPF Blog

Model of Balance

Philip Law covers a busy month that will see a formidable UK delegation make inroads into the Chinese export market, further consultations for the future of UK recycling systems and the opening of entries for the world’s oldest plastics awards. Read more

25 Apr 2018 14:09 BPF Blog

Showing a fighting spirit

In his exclusive column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, updates readers on the industry’s progress on a new initiative to address waste plastics as well as why a fighting spirit will be needed in the months ahead. Read more

20 Mar 2018 12:01 BPF Blog

Keep calm and make your voice heard

In his exclusive column, Philip Law, Director-General of the British Plastics Federation, starts the year by addressing the issues surrounding the so-called ‘war on plastics’ and what the industry can do to keep its head above the hype. Read more

9 Feb 2018 11:39 BPF Blog 1 Comments

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

19 Apr 2017 12:03 BPF Blog

Philip Law has called for the reform of the current Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) system as a positive measure in reducing plastics waste. Read more

Industry News

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.' Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

6 Mar 2014 16:58 BPF Blog