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An increase in the number of projects being awarded to UK manufacturers is seeing increased output ranked higher than energy management. PRW reports 30 January 2015
UK government claims that shale gas could provide the country with gas for three decades have been described as “very speculative and optimistic” by an leading energy expert.
 
19 January 2015
The adoption of low carbon policies and technology has helped the UK revive its ailing car production sector. 16 January 2015
Leafield Environmental has added to its best-selling Heritage Square litter bin.

  22 December 2014

Corby-based plastics recycler completes new extrusion and printing plant and new packaging division. 17 December 2014
Japanese car manufacturer develops bio-based engineering plastic which can be used for exterior automobile parts.

  10 December 2014

Aimplas works with Plastics Technology Centre in Valencia, Spain, for new innovative solar panels structure.

  10 December 2014

One shopper called the charge, introduced in Scotland yesterday, an “extra tax on her shopping”, while another said it would help change the mindset of people.
 
21 October 2014
The UK Department for Business Innovations and Skills (BIS) consultation on furniture fire safety aims to tackle a growing health concern around flame retardants and drive chemical innovation in industry.
 
27 August 2014
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £64m into a new energy from waste plant in Derby. The project is being developed by Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils, alongside sponsors Interserve and Shanks Group. 21 August 2014
Australia-based Cardia Bioplastics says due to demand for environmentally friendly bags it has set up a film and bag plant in São Paulo, Brazil, which is due to start production in September 2014. 20 August 2014
International polymer distribution company Resin Trade has selected polythene bag manufacturer Duo UK to be the first UK-based manufacturer to produce mailing bags using Green PE, a thermoplastic resin made entirely from sugarcane ethanol. 19 August 2014
The British Plastics Federation’s recycling group (BPFRG) has launched its manifesto for 2014 with a “strong message of PRN/PERN system reform for plastics”. 19 August 2014
According to the Philippines’ National Center for Biotechnology Information, eating noodles may lead to cardiometabolic syndrome. 19 August 2014
Tesco’s decision to ask its customers to choose the charities and environmental organisations that will benefit from an estimated £1.8m set to be raised from carrier bag charges in Wales and north of the border has been welcomed by Zero Waste Scotland. 12 August 2014


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