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Plastic surgery is your opportunity to ask us a pressing question about the plastics industry. Whether it’s technical, economical, environmental, or simply about challenges and opportunities, what would you like to know?
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Can titanium dioxide be used in PLA?

Dear doctor, I would like to know if titanium dioxide (TiO2) could be used in polylactic acid (PLA). We have demonstrated the viability of injection...

Is there room for the PlantBottle?

Dear doctor, I have a question for you about PlantBottle, Coca-Cola’s drop-in bio-PET technology. Coca-Cola opened the intellectual property (IP) and allowed others to use...

Better off paying tax?

Dear doctor, The UK government has announced its intention to introduce a plastic packaging tax from April 2022, which will apply to plastics packaging manufactured...

Reduce, refuse, reuse and recycle

Dear doctor, Right now the pressing curiosity is how we can channel plastics without impacting the environment. How can we optimise it through ‘reduce, refuse,...

Is 50 per cent recycled PET already at play?

Dear doctor, Is it true that there are companies that already use 50 per cent recycled PET? Thank you. Yours, Antonio Vico Hidalgo, former production manager at Dematic,...

Banning the export of plastics recyclables

Dear doctor, Do you think the UK will follow Australia’s lead and ban the export of plastics recyclables? If so, when do you think this...

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