Resources

Welcome to our Resources section where you can view or download a range of key industry documentation, or visit relevant websites for additional information.

Videos

TEDx – Plastics Rehab

Let’s bust the myth about plastics and have some plastic rehab with this thought-provoking talk from Kim Ragaert.

Plastic Packaging and the Environment

A thought-provoking, educational video on the values and benefits of plastic packaging against alternatives.

Links

NPEC

We support and respect the Ellen McArthur foundation’s New Plastics Economy

UK Plastic Pact 

WRAP have published The UK Plastics Pact 2018/19 annual report. This world first initiative has revealed for the first time where it is in relation to each of the four targets with its 2018 baseline data.

Why Do We Need Single-Use Plastics?

An interesting article by the British Plastic Federation

Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment’

Consumer pressure to end plastic packaging in shops could actually be harming the environment, a report says.

The unintended consequences of plastic bag bans

“A number of studies have found that paper bags are actually worse for the environment. The huge increase in paper, together with the uptick in plastic trash bags, means banning plastic shopping bags increases greenhouse gas emissions,”

Knee-jerk reaction to plastic packaging could cause environmental issues, says report

Switching from single-use plastic to other forms of single-use packaging, such as paper bags or wooden cutlery, decisions that are being made without considering the impact that alternatives can have on the environment.

Why some plastic packaging is necessary to prevent food waste and protect the environment.

A study by Dr Manoj Dora and Dr Eleni Iacovidou of Brunel University London.

British Plastics Federation responds to BBC’s War on Plastic

After the BBC’s War on Plastic programme, the BPF responded with this thought-provaking article.

Taxing Plastic Packaging Based Upon the Amount of Recycled Content

In 2019 the government proposed taxing plastic packaging products that do not contain at least 30% recycled material, BPF speak openly about this new law.

Extended Producer Responsibility

The UK plastics industry supports the government’s objective of reducing plastic waste and improving recycling rates.

FAQ’S on Plastics

Are plastic alternatives better for the environment?

Asda uses 90,000 plastic bottles for car park resurfacing

Asda transforms 90,000 plastic water bottles into tarmac to resurface its Wakefield car park, the bottles would have otherwise gone to landfill or incineration.

Plastics are Fantastic 

Plastic packaging has so many good uses, many of which are outlined in this article

Quality concerns hit kerbside textile recycling

Material quality, tightening end markets and low participation rates are seeing councils review their kerbside textile recycling collections, letsrecycle.com has learned.

Tesco says it WON’T be joining other supermarkets phasing out plastic bags for loose fruit and veg because paper ones have a LARGER carbon footprint

Supermarket giant says it won’t join rivals in phasing out the plastic bags, They insist paper bags are worse for environment because they release more CO2

Industry Calls For Better Understanding of Plastics After Survey

Call For Better Public Understanding Of Materials After Survey Finds Only 2% Know Plastic Best At Helping To Keep Down Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

 

 

PDF’s & Downloads

Fast facts about plastic bags – CBC

Plastics: A Vision for a Circular Economy – BPF

Unwrapped – How Throwaway Plastic is Failing to Solve Europe’s Food Waste Problem

BPF – Understanding the debate about plastic

Food Service Seminar 2020