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Philip Law to become BPF director-general
The British Plastics Federation has appointed Philip Law (left), the BPF’s public and industrial affairs director, as the new director-general of the BPF. Law will take up his new role from 1 July 2014. BPF president Mike Boswell said Philip Law was an “eminently well qualified candidate”.
Prehistoric man ‘recycled’ tools
Researchers have found tools that they believe have been reused by cavemen in caves in Spain and North Africa to sites in Italy and Israel. This shows recycling is not a modern phenomenon, but was happening as far back as 1.3 million years ago, the Daily Mail reports.
CIWEM announces new president
Mike Summersgill, a fellow and trustee of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), has been announced as the institution’s new president. His term will focus on inspiring the next generation of environmental engineers.
‘Recyclability by Design’ updated
Recoup’s ‘Recyclability by Design’ document for plastic packaging technologists and developers has been revised. The new version contains updated technical details, such as the recyclability matrices for each polymer.