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Friday, 21st November 2014

Worker killed after being locked in 280C oven
Factory supervisor burned to death after being trapped in an industrial oven at rotational moulder Pyranha Mouldings. ...more



 
Symphony sounds off at European Union critics
Michael Stephen, deputy chairman of Symphony Environmental Techologies, which produces and markets oxo-biodegradable plastics, said Margrete Auken, a Danish Green MEP, should be “ashamed of herself” for her comments concerning the oxo-biodegradable plastics industry’s links with the UK Conservative Party
 
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Ineos sets out UK shale gas plans
Chemicals giant plans to be biggest player in the UK shale gas industry and has applied for several Petroleum Exploration and Development licences from the Department of Energy & Climate Change, 

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PRW Video News: plastic bag row...shale gas moves...and a baby buggy
In the latest edition of PRW Video News we look at the media's attitudes to plastic bags, Ineos' spending plans for the UK shale gas sector and a baby buggy's seat made from recycled PET bottles ...more



Dyson pledges £1bn R&D cash investment
Inventor Sir James Dyson has unveiled plans to invest £1bn on research and development for 100 new products during the next four years.

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Larac dismisses small recycling rate rise
The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (Larac) says small increase in government's recycling figures highlights reality of government funding cuts to local authorities.

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UK plastics firms target customers in Mexico and Central America
The federation's director general, Philip Law, said that after deciding to expand its activities outside its “traditional zone” of Southeast Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East, and exhibiting in China since the early 1990s, “we decided to try Mexico"
 
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Nampak employee shortlisted for inaugural Employee Engagement Awards
Engagement advisor Laura Buckthorpe has been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero category of the Employee Engagement Awards. ...more



Construction contracts at highest level since 2012
The value of commercial and retail construction contracts totalled more than £1.2bn in October, based on a three-month rolling average, according to data specialists ...more





Champ Chat
Shooting from the hip - the plastics industry and its message
The UK plastics sector is getting better at going onto the ‘front foot’ when it comes to addressing some of the misinformation that is out there regarding its output
 
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