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Shell introduces a portfolio of carbon neutral lubricants in Europe

Shell today announced it will offer customers carbon neutral lubricants across a range of products for passenger cars, heavy duty diesel engine and industrial applications. This initiative meets a growing desire from consumer and commercial vehicle drivers to lower their carbon footprint. Under the…

  • 6 days ago

War on plastic: Is it time to bring back the term Litterbug?

What happened to the term, Litterbug? For context, it was a phrase that was bandied about on the school playgrounds during the 1990s - an unwanted tag for children who were caught littering. It was a jibe and one, speaking from experience, that you didn’t want to be on the end of. Being…

  • 11/02/2021

150 polymer experts to speak at first-of-its-kind global plastics sustainability & innovation conference

The first ever Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) conference, taking place 16 – 19 March 2021, will feature 150 of industry and academia’s best and brightest. Among the 150 expert speakers, the online conference, organised by KTN and hosted by UK Circular…

  • 08/02/2021

New EU regulation will hamper recycling of plastics

Mandatory marking of single-use plastic cups counter-productive and incompatible with closed-loop recycling … The EU countries have reached agreement on uniform regulations for single-use products. Certain products will be banned from the summer of 2021, while others will be subject to strict…

  • 04/02/2021

ULMA Packaging welcomes new biodegradable packaging standard

ULMA Packaging UK has welcomed the introduction of a new British standard for biodegradable plastic as a promising new step towards further developing sustainable packaging. Published by the British Standards Institution as PAS 9017, the new standard requires plastics claiming to be biodegradable…

  • 14/10/2020

Amcor advances sustainability agenda with research into consumer attitudes toward responsible packaging

Research across key markets delivers proprietary insights into consumer preferences and builds on Amcor’s leadership in sustainability. Global packaging leader Amcor today published results from its latest research into consumer perceptions of sustainability and packaging. The proprietary…

  • 07/07/2020

FTSE100 DS Smith appoints new managing director for recycling

DS Smith , the FTSE100 sustainable packaging leader, has today announced the appointment of Rogier Gerritsen as managing director of its recycling division. Reporting to Colin McIntyre, divisional CEO for paper & recycling, Gerritsen will be responsible for the Group’s recycling…

  • 24/06/2020

New plastics tax 'real boost' for circular economy and recycling infrastructure, says Bureau Veritas

With the UK set to bring in a new tax on plastic packaging, leading sustainability authority Bureau Veritas has revealed that the levy represents a ‘real boost’ for the circular economy. Earlier this month, in his first Budget as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced that from April 2020…

  • 18/03/2020

Low carbon packaging company wins international award

Innovative secondary packaging company TrakRap has beaten off competitors from across the globe to win the Best Manufacturing Technology award at the World Food Innovation Awards. The prestigious annual awards, held at ExCeL London, are open to entrants from all over the world, making them among…

  • 12/03/2020

TÜV SÜD’s environmental testing investment reduces manufacturers’ time-to-market

TÜV SÜD has invested more than £300,000 in its environmental testing facilities. The upgrade includes a third fast rate of change climatic test facility, a complete refurbishment of its drive-in climatic test chamber, and an increase in vibration testing capabilities. The bespoke…

  • 11/03/2020