Stars galore are born at Starpack 2009

Like athletes in a photo finish, it was difficult to separate the Silver and Bronze Star winners from the Gold winners in the race for glory in the Starpack Awards 2009. Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the Awards were presented at the Packaging Industry Awards ceremony during the PPMA Show at the end of September.

Engineering Council UK 2010 fees

Engineering Council UK fees will remain unchanged for 2010.

Discount on climate change levy

The British Plastics Federation's Climate Change Agreement will allow plastic processors to claim a discount from their energy supplier. The deadline for applications is 31 October.

Government and industry launch progress report on strategy for sustainable construction

As part of the Progress Report on the Strategy for Sustainable Construction the Government and industry have revealed the achievements made so far on their commitments to change radically the way the UK construction industry designs and builds.

Government announces Low Carbon Review of the Construction Industry

At the meeting of the Strategic Forum for Construction, Peter Mandelson announced that he was commissioning a review of the construction industry to ensure it was "fit for purpose" for delivering a low carbon future.