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Circular styrenics mission on target

The plastics and feedstock technology leader of Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS) has reconfirmed the initiative’s commitment to have a chemical recycling demo plant in...

Viridor open to discussion over fertile recycling opportunities

Representatives from the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) visited Viridor’s Plastics Recovery Facility in Rochester, Kent (UK) last week, as the two set about achieving...

BPF members overwhelmingly want article 50 revoked

A flash poll of British Plastics Federation (BPF) members has revealed that an overwhelming majority is in favour of the UK government revoking article...

EU PET bottle collection target over-optimistic, claims analyst

The European Union's (EU) proposal to introduce a 90 per cent collection target for PET beverage bottles by 2029 is unlikely to be met...

PlasticsEurope calls for coherent cross implementation of SUP Directive

PlasticsEurope is calling for guidelines to be put into place after the European Parliament formally adopted the Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive today. The industry association...

It is “the right time” for chemical recycling, says association president

It is the right time to enhance the opportunities for chemical recycling in Europe in order for the plastics industry to be fully circular,...

UK converter switches to domestically sourced rPET

Transparent packaging producer Staeger Clear Packaging is to start sourcing recycled PET (rPET) from the UK instead of overseas, as the company looks to...

FPA labels polystyrene ban unfair

The Foodservice Packaging Association has challenged the proposed Single Use Plastics Directive in regard to the ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS), saying that the...

“We are paying lip service to recycling”, claims recycling body chief

The president of the Global Recycling Foundation has accused industry of “paying lip service to recycling”, and barely making any impact in rectifying the...

Border disorder worries plastics industry

A survey conducted by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has identified potential border delays as the biggest concern for the plastics industry in the...

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