Reclamation and Recycling

Care needed for targets on recycled content in food packaging

Setting minimum targets for recycled content in food packaging may sound like a good idea, but could lead to overall less efficient use of resources if material types and their applications are not carefully considered, says Axion's Richard McKinlay. more

18 Sep 2018 15:39 Guest Blog


Waitrose will no longer sell 5p 'single-use' bags from March 2019. (Image: Waitrose & Partners)

Waitrose & Partners is the latest supermarket to announce it will stop selling 5p ‘single-use’ carrier bags. more


Therese Coffey

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

Industry News


The new Snap Pack

The beverage producer's new design for its six-packs of beer replaces plastic wrapping with a pioneering technology that glues its cans together. more



Composites UK

The new report details the best way forward for disposal/recycling of waste fibre-reinforced polymer material (FRP) in terms of cost and environmental impact, in the UK. more

Industry News

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

5 Sep 2018 14:27 BPF Blog

Composites Prime

Image: Composite Prime

Manufacturers of composite decking produced using recycled plastics says it has seen demand soar for its products. more



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


Borealis has fully acquired Austrian plastics recycler, Ecoplast, as part of overall strategy to support growth and sustainability in the polyolefins market. more

Industry News

RECOUP’s annual recycling conference has attracted a record number of registrations ahead of next month’s event. more


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

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison is launching recycled PET liners in Europe

Avery Dennison will be the first pressure-sensitive labelling material supplier to introduce liner made from recycled PET (rPET) commercially in Europe. more


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


France Recycling

France will give consumers a financial incentive to choose packaging produced using recycled plastics.

France plans to introduce a new tax system next year that will make plastic packaging made from virgin materials more expensive that those produced using recycled plastic. more


Wales is using its most popular tourist attractions over the summer season to promote reuse, recycling and cutting down on waste. more


Total Corbion

Noah, the first biobased car

The world’s first biobased car has been successfully designed and built in the Netherlands by the Technical University of Eindhoven. more



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



Walkers is being presented with a petition asking it to change its packaging

Walkers, the UK’s largest manufacturer of crisps, will be presented with a petition on August 7 asking it to change its non-recyclable packaging. more


Peter Laking Luxus

Peter Laking of Luxus

A veteran of the plastics industry celebrating 50 years’ service has told young people looking for a rewarding career that the “opportunities are still great”. more

Industry News

Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Recycling point for Ceredigion Council

Ian Capper via Geograph CCL

The Welsh Government has released its recycling figures for the last year, highlighting Wales' recycling success as a devolved UK nation. more

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