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PlasticScene is a concise and comprehensive overview of the past month’s news across the plastics packaging value chain

Circular lift-off

While the plastics packaging industry continues to make significant strides towards circularity, the ongoing negative perception concerning its impact on the environment is never...

Carbon cutting

Global market volatility and price inflation might be creating an uncertain economic environment for plastics packaging, but it doesn’t seem to be hindering sustainability-focused...

A minefield to navigate

​​The regulatory landscape can be difficult to navigate at the best of times – particularly within the EU, where a raft of legislation looms...

Circular ambitions

The best-laid plans often go to waste, and that can be taken quite literally in a month notable for a number of moves aimed...

Taxing times

With soaring energy and material costs, market uncertainty following the war in Ukraine, and new legislative burdens to contend with, it’s been a turbulent...

Advancing the circular cause

It’s been a good month to be positive about plastics packaging, with research projects announcing breakthroughs, and more companies pledging to work together to...

Investment appeal

The beginning of 2022 has been met by a flurry of company acquisitions, as plastics packaging continues to prove itself to be an attractive...

New year, renewed optimism

The plastics packaging industry looks set for a bright year ahead, after 2021 ended with a series of announcements concerning plant investments and openings. Leading...

Commitments questioned

After a tumultuous couple of years with multiple industries disrupted by Covid-19, it’s heartening to know that demand for packaging at least, is going...

Circular strides

Issues concerning the recyclability of plastics packaging have once again dominated the news agenda, as the industry continues to make strides towards greater circularity. Leading...

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