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Bag charge assessment flawed, says PAFA

The Scottish government's recently released 'Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment' on carrier bag charges is flawed, claims the Packaging and Films Association (PAFA), because it fails to take into account the significant impact reductions achieved through voluntary means as well as the major likely effects on jobs at the 22 Scottish firms that supply carrier bags.

Eastman wins Tritan lawsuit and adds tonnage

Eastman Chemical is planning to increase Tritan capacity at its Kingsport, Tennessee facility, from 60,000 to 76,000 tonnes to meet increasing demand for the material.

MP visit marks first anniversary for UK recycler

British waste and recycling minister, Lord de Mauley, has taken a tour of the recycled-PET joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CC) and Eco Plastics in Lincolnshire, UK, to mark the first year of the companies' cooperation.

BPF launches proposal for green economy

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched a proposal that aims ‘To encourage and incentivise the use of recycled plastics in UK manufacturing’.