Guidance and advice on key issues concerning the plastics industry.
Polymer Supply Crisis: Unprecedented material shortages
The global petrochemical industry is facing a supply crisis following the recent storms in the USA affecting large parts of the polymer industry. The industry had already been severely affected by COVID in 2020 and these recent unplanned shutdowns have made a bad situation worse.
Brexit: What does the new trade deal mean for the UK polymer industry?
In a Hot Topic published in November 2020, we shared our concerns regarding the potential impacts of a no deal Brexit. Now that an agreement has been reached, we can assess how the UK polymer industry has been affected in the key areas which are likely to impact pricing and availability.
The Plastic Packaging Tax: coming April 2022
Aimed at increasing recycling levels by placing a tax on plastic packaging that contains below 30% recycled content, this quick guide provides an overview of what plastics producers can expect when the Plastic Packaging Tax hits the UK in 2022.
COVID-19 Pandemic: Information for our customers
Plastribution is monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic closely. Learn about the steps we’re taking internally from our COVID-19 team, along with how the pandemic is affecting the polymer supply chain in the UK.