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De-coding the recycling triangle

The little numbered triangles on our household items are often overlooked. We've drawn up a handy guide for what these numbers mean and whether or not you can recycle them. more

28 Aug 2015 12:29 editor's blog

BPAs are among the world's most thoroughly-investigated chemicals and yet out-of-of date opinion pedals misinformation about the material's safety. Bayer MaterialScience is on a mission to set the record straight. more

19 Jun 2015 14:23 materials

The risk BPA poses to infant health may not be as high as once thought, as a recent study indicates infants are capable of metabolising the chemical. But scientists are as yet unsure of how it gets into their systems in the first place. more

28 Apr 2015 12:14 materials

Plastic packaging cannot maintain its 'high wire' balancing act, according to a coalition of four organisations, who have called for the industry to invest more in European facilities to protect the supply chain. more

22 Apr 2015 15:31 industry

Due to ongoing legislative developments in France to ban bisphenol A in food contact applications, French homewares group Saint Romain turned to Eastman Chemical Company and its Tritan copolyester as an alternative material to polycarbonate (PC). more

28 May 2014 16:18 materials

In a move that opens up the BPA debate even further, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced that it is opening a public consultation on its assessment that exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is of ‘low-risk to consumers’. more

28 Jan 2014 14:28 industry

Equipolymers has launched a BPA-free PET resin designed for large bottling applications including the home and office delivery water bottle market - offering the potential to replace polycarbonate in water coolers. more

27 Nov 2013 10:51 materials

Plastic’s ‘image problem’ goes back a long way

One of our biggest battles is to overcome this negative image of plastic being perpetuated by the popular media in recent years. However, don’t be fooled into thinking the national press are the only ones to blame; neither is this a new trend. more

23 Aug 2013 14:24 editor's blog

EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) will launch a public consultation from mid-July through to mid-September on an updated and extended assessment of exposure in Europe to bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials. more

16 Jul 2013 12:20 materials

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