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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...

American Beverage Association chief executive Neely honoured

Chief executive of the American Beverage Association (ABA) Susan Neely has been named as trade association ‘CEO of the Year’ by CEO Update as...

ACE happy with EU Parliament vote

The members of The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has welcomed the European Parliament’s vote on the revision of EU waste...

Associations welcome MEP vote on EU Circular Economy

Trade association European Bioplastics (EUBP) has welcomed what it says is a positive outcome of the European Parliament’s plenary vote today on the waste...

Soft drinks sugar tax to go ahead in UK next year

The sugar tax on soft drinks will go ahead as planned, it was announced by the UK government yesterday. In his budget plans, Chancellor of...

UK budget optimism reflects plastics industry, says BPF

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond's annual budget announcement today, which foresees economic growth at 2 per cent up from 1.4 per cent,...

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