The end of China’s real estate bubble will impact global supply chains, exports and growth
26th September 2021 by

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly....

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PlasticsEurope calls for mandatory 30% recycling target for packaging by 2030
12th September 2021 by

The European plastics industry last week took the crucial first step in moving away from virgin plas...

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Europe’s Green Deal will transform its economy, as floods confirm urgency of tackling climate change
18th July 2021 by

The floods raging in Germany and Benelux highlight the scale of the Climate Change challenge ahead....

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Oil markets enter the endgame as car companies rush to electrify
11th July 2021 by

Almost every day now sees a car company rushing to announce its plans to boost Electric Vehicle (EV)...

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Supply chains set to transform as companies start to reshore
9th May 2021 by

Major new opportunities are starting to appear in today’s New Normal world, as I describe in a...

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Biden’s Earth Day Summit puts plastics recycling on the fast track
25th April 2021 by

Plastics has long been the ‘odd one out’ in terms of recycling. Steel, aluminium, glass,...

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Circular economy set to replace today’s broken global supply chains
21st March 2021 by

The Great Freeze in Texas has confirmed once again the problems with today’s global supply cha...

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EU focuses on a sustainable and circular plastics system
31st January 2021 by

“The challenges posed by plastics are to a large extent due to the fact that our production and co...

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China’s plastic ban and recycling launch marks end of ‘business as usual’ for plastics industry
26th January 2020 by

Paradigm shifts start slowly at first, and it is easy to miss them. But then one day, they suddenly ...

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Contingency planning is essential in 2020 as “synchronised slowdown” continues
12th January 2020 by

The IMF has now confirmed that the world economy has moved into the synchronised slowdown that I for...

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