• Forum anger at waste ‘mismanagement’

    Forum anger at waste ‘mismanagement’

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    • January 29, 2018

    The Independent Packaging Environment and Safety Forum has hit out at the UK Government, claiming the country is going to be swamped with “unwanted, poorly sorted packaging waste” because of its own mismanagement

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  • “Significant constraints” placed on pharma industy

    “Significant constraints” placed on pharma industy

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    • January 26, 2018

    Lack of standardised track and trace-related communication in the pharmaceutical sector has posed significant constraints on implementing workable serialisation solutions, new findings have revealed.

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  • The cost of ‘no deal’

    The cost of ‘no deal’

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    • January 25, 2018

    The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has calculated that if no trade deal is established with the EU and WTO tariffs were applied to both imports and exports, it could raise the cost of trade with the UK by £880m.

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  • Record year for pallets

    Record year for pallets

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    • January 24, 2018

    The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) has announced that 115.8 million EPAL quality load carriers were produced and repaired in 2017, a record result.

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  • Coffee cup tax could hurt retail ‘saviours’

    Coffee cup tax could hurt retail ‘saviours’

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    • January 23, 2018

    New research indicates that coffee sales are cushioning local retailers from a consumer pinch and a ‘latte tax’ on disposable cups would negatively impact this. A CBI Distributive Trades Survey, whose findings were revealed at the end of last year, revealed autumn retail sales falling at their quickest rate since 2009, the height of the

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  • Wood product growth supports 2018 stable outlook

    Wood product growth supports 2018 stable outlook

    The likelihood of strong profits from the wood products business, alongside higher prices and growth in paper packaging from increased e-commerce demand, will help to offset the secular declines in the printing and writing paper segment, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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