The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge Fund (SSPP) was established to support investment in research and innovation in plastic packaging to help the UK achieve the very stretching Plastic Pact targets.
The single-use carrier bag charge introduced in England for major supermarkets in 2015 has proven a remarkable success. New research finds the charge is supported overwhelmingly by the public – with 95% of people in England acknowledging the wide-ranging benefits to the environment so far.
German machinery executive Ulrich Reifenhäuser, who joins the Plastics Hall of Fame this year, grew up with plastics at the dinner table.
The international situation around the global Coronavirus pandemic continues to thwart even the best-laid plans for in-person events in Germany.
A stock short-selling firm issued a report May 6 challenging the technology and business plans for polypropylene recycler PureCycle Technologies.
A company preaching the gospel of polylactic acid-based bioplastics is working to convert processors of conventional plastics, one company at a time — or three in 12 months.
Avient has developed a non-nylon-containing oxygen scavenger additive that has been specifically formulated to enable the use of up to 100 percent recycled PET content.
LyondellBasell has taken a further step towards the circular economy, the company announced on 6 May.
Canadian bioplastics maker TerraVerdae Bioworks Inc. has introduced new polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) resins for blown and cast films, injection moulding and thermoforming.
As the first entries begin to arrive, the organisers of the Plastics Industry Awards 2021 have announced a panel of no less than 26 independent judges who will together share the task of deciding the shortlisted and winning entries in 16 prestigious awards.
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