• Series aims to bring new blood to polymer industry

    Series aims to bring new blood to polymer industry

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    • September 17, 2018

    UK trade association, The British Plastics federation (BPF), in conjunction with Cogent Skills and PlasticsEurope, is hoping a series of training seminars will help and encourage those in the polymer industry to bring new skills to the sector and encourage young people to base their future careers around it.

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  • Pro Carton launches 5 Rs of Responsibility to help reduce packaging waste

    Pro Carton launches 5 Rs of Responsibility to help reduce packaging waste

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    • September 10, 2018

    Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers, has renewed its call for the waste hierarchy to respond to today’s packaging conundrum, stating that the 3 Rs of recycling (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) don’t accurately reflect or respond to today’s society.

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  • M&A growth continues at a pace

    M&A growth continues at a pace

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    • September 5, 2018

    Mergers and acquisitions within the packaging industry are ever-increasing, newly released date shows. The first half of 2018 saw continued high levels of M&A, with 183 transactions completed in the first half of the year according to the data from global investment banking and asset management firm Alantra. This follows a record year for packaging

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  • ESA outlines how to meet recycling targets

    ESA outlines how to meet recycling targets

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    • September 4, 2018

    The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has launched the second of two new reports looking at what it will take to meet the (weight-based) recycling targets proposed by the EU Circular Economy Package.

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  • Feeding your curiosity

    Feeding your curiosity

    After the sugar tax, with Brexit on the horizon, plastic under fire and a boom in free-from and vegan products, what’s next for the food and drink sector?

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  • Event just keeps on growing

    Event just keeps on growing

    The UK packaging market has a reputation for being robust, vibrant and innovative. It needs a packaging event that can reflect and support this, and that’s something Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging 2018 strive to achieve. The events, which return to London Olympia on September 12th and 13th, offer a chance to meet, discuss, learn

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