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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Ethane price hikes, China tariffs, hit US PE producers as global market weakens
23rd September 2018 by

Sadly, my July forecast that US-China tariffs could lead to a global polyethylene price war seems to...

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US ethylene prices near all-time lows as over-capacity arrives
13th May 2018 by

US ethylene spot prices are tumbling as the major new shale gas expansions come on line, as the char...

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2018 will see Winners and Losers appear in plastics markets
1st April 2018 by

Two major challenges face petrochemical and polymer producers and consumers in 2018: The likely disr...

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Hurricane Harvey: lack of insurance will hit Houston’s recovery
4th September 2017 by

“By Monday, the third straight day of flooding, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey had left muc...

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