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Plastics

News

European Commission

Industry backs minimum recycled content for bottlesSubscription

20 August, 2018 By Mark Smulian

European Parliament plan calls for 25% recycled content

Philip hammond

Tax changes could boost recycling infrastructureSubscription

20 August, 2018 By Mark Smulian

Treasury proposals to combat single-use plastic waste could see a tax on virgin polymers and exported waste

ef w operations

Treasury indicates it could back incineration taxSubscription

18 August, 2018 By

Department received ‘overwhelming support’ for action against plastics waste

Thailand - aerial view of Lumphini park

Thailand to ban waste importsSubscription

17 August, 2018 By Mark Smulian

Minister says plastic and WEEE will be restricted

plastic waste

Plastics Pact gains more membersSubscription

8 August, 2018 By Marino Donati

Boots and food manufacturer Tulip among new organisations signing up to WRAP initiative

Features

manipulating molecules of polypropylene

Design for end-of-lifeSubscription

A research team from the University of Pittsburgh is trying to develop a fully recyclable alternative to multi-layer packaging used for food and drinks

wasbeans

Low-cost feedstock boosts plant plastics Subscription

After a recent funding scoop, Cambridge start-up Cambond is planning pilot UK manufacturing trials for its waste-derived alternative to plastic

dame ellen mac arthur

Time to walk the walk on a plastics overhaulSubscription

Will 2018 be the year we start getting a grip on the amount of plastics waste the UK produces and recycles?

reusable in transit

Returnable packaging must do the supply chain roundsSubscription

Reusable plastic products are integral to tackling packaging waste in the food and drinks supply chain