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No smoke without ire

When rhythm and blues songwriter Barrett Strong told people “that’s what I want” in 1959, he was singing about how he wanted lots of money. While money was obviously one of the ‘wants’ by companies and individuals covered in our news pages over the past month, the list certainly extended beyond the purely financial. The chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, for instance,...

Legislation looms

The challenges of developing a circular economy were brought into focus last month, after a report found that imports of recycled plastics into the EU are creating an unbalanced market with serious environmental consequences. The report, by Plastics Recyclers Europe, argued that this ‘destabilisation’ contributed to an 18 per cent increase in exports of EU plastics waste, resulting in more EU waste being landfilled and...

Shaking up markets

As businesses seek to reorder supply chains and gain a competitive advantage in tumultuous trading environments, mergers and acquisitions activity appears to be at...

Bioplastics get a boost

After a sluggish few years, the global bioplastics market is on the up again, aided by the emergence of ever-more sophisticated applications and products. This...

Give and take

Christmas might be a time for giving, but this year it is also a time for collecting, with various projects stacking up around the...

Circular path

It’s no understatement to say that the path towards plastics packaging circularity is going to require lots of joined-up thinking, backed-up by lots of...

The truth is out there

Social media can be a hotbed of fake news at the best of times, and a vociferous anti-plastics agenda means the industry often falls...