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15 Jan 2018 14:26 industry

Guest post: Bioplastics and biodegradable packaging – a more sustainable solution?

The ocean plastics crisis has raised the profile of bioplastics and biodegradable plastics as a solution to the problem. Axion Consulting's Richard McKinlay explores whether this is really the most sustainable way to tackle marine litter. more

15 Jan 2018 11:37 guest blogs

Fast food juggernaut McDonald's has announced that it will be banning all polystyrene foam packaging products from its restaurants by the end of 2018. more

15 Jan 2018 11:16 industry

When is plastic 'avoidable'?

The UK government's announcement to stamp out all 'avoidable plastics' in 25 years has raised some questions from EPPM Editor Rose Brooke. more

12 Jan 2018 12:18 editor's blog

The Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design, has announced that its Gala Ceremony will be held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on 6th September 2018. more

12 Jan 2018 11:22 materials

The announcement the UK Government has made to stamp out all 'avoidable plastics' in 25 years in an ambitious plan has sparked numerous opinions from decision-makers, industry and environmentalists. more

11 Jan 2018 09:42 industry

The British Government is flexing its muscles in the battle to eliminate plastic waste by announcing a new 25 year plan to stam out 'avoidable plastic waste'. more

11 Jan 2018 09:21 industry

The plastics industry in Turkey is an active and growing one, but with instability in the fast-developing country, what do the coming years spell for the marketplace? more

8 Jan 2018 14:13 industry

Axion is taking the lead in the quest for plastic circularity by launching a 'Design for Recycling' service that aims to help the value chain to ensure packaging are optimised for end of life without impeding the quality of the product itself. more

4 Jan 2018 16:06 industry

Plastics manufacturing trends for 2018

The marine plastics crisis is going to be the single largest influencer of plastics manufacturing trends in 2018, says EPPM Editor Rose Brooke. Do you agree? more

4 Jan 2018 15:12 editor's blog 2 Comments

Sipping: The inconvenient truth

Disposable coffee cups and plastic drinking straws are making headlines this week. Rose Brooke explores the inconvenient truth of a future of buying beverages where we pay extra for straws and bring our own mugs to the coffee shop. more

3 Jan 2018 12:00 editor's blog

Aimplas pioneers recyclable packaging for crisps and chicken. more

21 Dec 2017 15:45 industry

A new study by Plastics Recyclers Europe shows that the 65 per cent recycling target for plastic packaging is achievable by 2025. more

15 Dec 2017 15:03 industry

Plastics knowledge for a greener Christmas

Going into the festive season armed with a little plastics knowledge could help you keep a lid on your carbon footprint this Christmas, EPPM Editor Rose Brooke explains. more

13 Dec 2017 10:33 editor's blog

PET packaging champion Petainer has expanded its global footprint, by appointing a troika of new distributors in Europe. more

11 Dec 2017 11:39 materials

Plastic waste: An embarrassing reminder of our throwaway society

Plastic waste was in the news and on the radio this week, and EPPM Editor Rose Brooke brought the argument that the blame cannot lie solely at the feet of the industry when what we need is investment and education. more

7 Dec 2017 17:02 editor's blog

The European plastics industry has reassured stakeholders of its commitment to supporting the Circular Economy Package. more

22 Nov 2017 12:10 industry

Most-read European plastics headlines: October 2017

October is a famously busy month for plastics with Fakuma lighting a fire under the industry, so it comes as no surprise there was a glut of amazing plastics innovation stories hitting our screens. more

1 Nov 2017 09:00 editor's blog

US moulder Milacron has invented a plastic can for tropical fruits to go on sale in Asia. more

18 Oct 2017 10:40 materials

PRE and its American opposite number have made moves to join protocols in packaging design. more

11 Oct 2017 15:04 industry

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