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Bio-based economy “very mixed”, says nova-Institute

The chief executive of nova-Institute has called the state of the European bio-based economy “very mixed” and urged greater political will for high-volume implementation. Michael...

Is the UK bag tax leading to increased plastics consumption?

The chief executive of UK plastics distributor National Flexible has applauded a column by a political editor in The Sunday Times newspaper for exposing the hypocrisy...

EU reaches agreement on marine litter measures

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional agreement on the ambitious new measures proposed by the Commission...

UK government “committed” to plastics

The contribution that the plastics industry makes to the UK hasn’t gone unnoticed by the country’s government, said MP Richard Harrington, at a Parliamentary...

Society is moving backwards, claims seminar promoting plastics

“Plastics don’t do the harm. It is what we do with them that causes the harm,” said Robin Latchem, the chairman at a seminar...

Plastics Industry Association names DeFife as VP

Scott DeFife has joined the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) as vice president of Government Affairs. DeFife will lead federal, state and regulatory affairs, oversee...

CarbonLITE opposes US accord withdrawal

Post-consumer recycled PET producer CarbonLITE has released a statement opposing the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and encouraged the industry to continue taking...

UK unions slam Nestlé for job losses

UK-based trade unions GMB and Unite have slammed Nestlé for proposing 300 job losses as it moves production of its Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to...

Incpen submits packaging dossier to UK government

The Industry Council for Research on Packaging & the Environment (Incpen) has submitted written evidence to the UK parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee for its...

Associations welcome UK government litter strategy

The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) has welcomed the launch of the UK Government’s litter strategy for England, stating that it hopes it will help...

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