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Convenience is pivotal to a UK deposit scheme, say consumers

More than half of consumers think that 10p (US$0.13) is sufficient a deposit to incentivise them to return packaging for recycling, while most are...

Paraxylene production to cease at Pascagoula

Half a century of paraxylene production will cease at Pascagoula, Mississippi at the end of this year as US petrochemical giant Chevron Phillips Chemical...

Borealis launches communication platform for circular economy

A communication platform has been launched by polyolefins giant Borealis that aims to streamline all of the company’s circular economy-related activities. EverMinds – which stands...

PLA and PHAs continue to dominate bioplastics growth

Increasing demand for sustainable products and stronger policy support for the bio-economy will see a 25 per cent market growth for bioplastics over the...

Apollo mission for RPC on course as Bain jettisons talks

Apollo Global Management has emerged as the frontrunner to acquire UK-headquartered converter RPC Group after talks with US private equity firm Bain Capital collapsed. Europe’s...

Malaysian boost for thermoplastic elastomer capacity

The addition of a new production line at Kraiburg TPE’s Malaysia plant this month has boosted production capacity by 35 per cent and increased...

Germany ready to take a stand against negative plastics publicity

The German plastics packaging industry has set itself ambitious but realistic targets to strengthen closed loop recycling and take a stand against the sweeping...

PLA joint venture starts up in Thailand

The joint venture between Total and Corbion has started up its 75,000-tonne PLA plant in Rayong, Thailand, as it seeks to capitalise on growing...

Associations help to design in recyclability

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) and RECOUP have launched new guidance to help packaging designers create ‘easy-to-recycle plastics packaging’, in a bid to address...

Sales up at RPC amid takeover talk

UK-headquartered converter RPC Group has reported increased revenues and significant organic growth in its half-year results, amid talks of a potential take over. The plastics...

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