Desert island bits

Revisiting the original Blue Planet series, it’s easy to see how much of a difference there is between the first and second series. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers Blue Planet in light of a recent study of plastic pollution in the Pitcairn Islands. more

17 Aug 2018 10:49 editor's blog

A case for plastic drinking straws

Plastics straws are the new coffee cups – enemy number one for the environmental warrior and a new must-have for the sustainable sipper. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke looks at a compelling case in favour of keeping plastic straws, as they are vital tools f more

20 Jul 2018 15:44 editor's blog

Recyclable

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‘Recyclable’ should always have meant ‘recyclable’

PRE and the Association of Plastic Recyclers have come together to ensure ‘recyclable’ means ‘recyclable’ in plastics, but EPPM Editor Rose Brooke questions why this definition even needs to be made, and for whose benefit? more

18 Jul 2018 16:27 editor's blog

A salty subject?

Crisps are more than just a guilty pleasure – their packaging is an environmental hazard. Rose Brooke – a crisp connoisseur – looks at why we can’t recycle crisp packets and what the most sustainable route is for them at end of life. more

26 Jun 2018 10:33 editor's blog

Women make up just 5% of IMM manufacturer boards

I took a look at the boards of ten of the world’s biggest injection moulding machinery companies and counted 59 senior management executives and directors. Of those 59, three are women. That’s five per cent. more

25 May 2018 16:12 editor's blog

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