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Plastics packaging legislation and regulation updates from the Industry

Coperion initiates recycling test lab build

Driven by rising demands worldwide for a circular plastics economy, Coperion has started construction of a recycling test laboratory at its German production facility...

Safety first for Japanese adhesives manufacturer

Toyo-Morton, a Japanese manufacturer of laminating adhesives and a member of the Toyo Ink Group, has updated its laminating adhesives portfolio with food-safe products that...

CEFLEX launches circularity checklist

The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) project has developed a checklist for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes and stakeholders to work through on...

Recycler joins certification scheme

Indigo Environmental Group has become the first plastics recycling firm to join the newly launched Sustainably Sourced Plastic (SSP) scheme, which aims to improve...

Recyclable barrier film project gets $1m grant

Interface Polymers and Flexipol have jointly won funding through a competition run by UKRI’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging challenge. The £850,000 ($1 million) grant...

Packaging costs rise in wake of UK tax

Six out of 10 UK companies that use plastics packaging have been faced with increasing packaging costs since the introduction of a tax in...

Seaholm takes helm at PLASTICS

Matt Seaholm has been named chief executive of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) following the sudden departure of previous incumbent Tony Radoszewski last month. Having...

Businesses not ready, warns Veolia, as UK Plastic Packaging Tax rolls...

Waste management firm Veolia has claimed that more than two thirds of British retail and manufacturing businesses remain unaware of the UK Plastic Packaging...

Lightening the UK Packaging Tax load

On 1 April 2022 the UK Packaging Tax comes into force. Pushing an already fragile industry contending with escalating raw material costs – double...

Renting transit packaging is solution to tax woes: Schoeller Allibert

Companies are showing increased interest in renting transit packaging, rather than up front acquisition, on the back of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, a...

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