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Berry Global builds on back of tax benefits

The introduction of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) has resulted in strong demand for recycled solutions across the flexible films business, says Berry...

‘Blasé’ approach to EPR puts reform at risk: Ecoveritas

The UK government’s “blasé approach” to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is putting policy reforms at risk, claims the commercial manager of data specialist Ecoveritas. Designed...

UK Government urged to widen scope of DRS

A cross-party group of politicians has called on the UK Government to raise its ambitions around its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) recycling policy, and...

PCEP hits plastics target and ramps up commitments

The Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) has upgraded its voluntary plastics pledge and commitments after achieving its initial target ahead of schedule. In 2018, PCEP...

Survey findings ‘unhelpful’, says recycling tech firm

The chief executive of a UK-based recycling technology producer has called the findings of the Big Plastic Count survey “unhelpful” and wants to see...

EU ‘disharmony’ over Single-Use Plastics Directive

EU countries are in disharmony over plastics legislation more than 12 months on from the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) coming into force, a pan-European...

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...

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