Plastics firms braced for tougher health and safety punishments
Leading companies including Nifco and Data Plastics have welcomed new stricter sanctions to be imposed by the courts.
Wrap targets greater consistency in waste collections
The cross-industry project has brought together representatives from local authorities, waste management contractors, recyclers, producers and the retail sector.
UK construction output up 3.4% in 2015
Overall output in the construction industry rose 3.4% last year compared with 2014, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Bottled water on track to overtake soft drinks in US by early 2017
Speaking at The Packaging Conference in Henderson, Las Vegas, Gary Hemphill, managing director and chief operating officer of research at BMC, said bottled water consumption grew by 7.6% last year while carbonated soda fell by 1.1%.
ERT agrees James Plastics PIM licensing agreement
The licence to US-based James Plastics allows for the manufacture and sale of rigid industrial matting and load bearing substrates for the industrial sector and for products for the railway industry.
Plast moved back to 2018 as part of The Innovation Alliance
The event will take place in the Fairgrounds of Fiera Milano in Rho, Italy from Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June 2018.
Horners' award competitions now open
Entries for the Bottlemakers award must be a plastic bottle, container or jar with a closure made by any process; including extrusion blow, injection blow or injection stretch blow moulding.
Zotefoams launches T-Fit insulation products
T-Fit Clean will be the first product line produced at the firm's new custom-built moulding facility in China.
CBI downgrades UK growth forecast
The Confederation of British Industry has downgraded its GDP growth forecast for 2016 to 2.3%, from 2.6% in November.