UK planning plastic straws ban
The UK government has outlined plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds as part of a drive to reduce plastic waste pollution.
Thyssenkrupp digitalises materials business in “world's biggest virtual warehouse”
German industrial group Thyssenkrupp AG is making rapid advances with its digital transformation, with its materials business digitising its entire range.
Scientists engineer plastics-eating enzyme
Researchers in the US and UK have engineered an enzyme that could help solve the problem of PET bottle litter.
Chinese, Italian firms unveil “mass-producible” 3D car
Shanghai-based 3D printing materials supplier Polymaker and Italian electric car company XEV have unveiled what they describe as the world's “first mass-producible 3D printed electric car”.
IPL plans corporate immigration to Canada
Injection moulder IPL Plastics plc, continuing to pave the way to an initial public offering, plans to create a new Canadian company and refinance its debt.