Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsMon, 19 Aug 2019 23:31:53 BST No-deal Brexit will negatively affect two thirds of UK plastics companies, according to BPF poll No-deal Brexit will negatively affect two thirds of UK plastics companies: Research by the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has revealed concerns over a no-deal Brexit for UK plastics companies, with 29% saying the impact would be 'very' negative. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/No-deal-Brexit-will-negatively-affect-two-thirds-of-UK-plastics-companies-according-to-BPF-poll-04417 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/No-deal-Brexit-will-negatively-affect-two-thirds-of-UK-plastics-companies-according-to-BPF-poll-04417 Women leading way when it comes to cutting down on plastics, according to poll Women leading way when it comes to cutting down on plastics: A recent poll has found that when it comes to reducing our plastic consumption and cutting back on unnecessary packaging, women are leading the way with 90% of those polled saying their desire to use plastics less is higher than ever before. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Women-leading-way-when-it-comes-to-cutting-down-on-plastics-according-to-poll-04396 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Women-leading-way-when-it-comes-to-cutting-down-on-plastics-according-to-poll-04396 Plastic usage top concern for 8 out of 10 Brits, finds poll Plastic usage top concern for 8 out of 10 Brits: A survey of people in the UK has found when it comes to the things most Brits are concerned about, plastic usage, general waste and air pollution are on top. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Plastic-usage-top-concern-for-8-out-of-10-Brits-finds-poll-04349 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Plastic-usage-top-concern-for-8-out-of-10-Brits-finds-poll-04349 Nine in 10 chemical company CEOs confident about growth prospects for year ahead Nine in 10 chemical company CEOs confident about growth prospects for year ahead: A survey of company CEOs across the chemical sector has found 92% are confident about the prospect of company growth over the next 12 months. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nine-in-10-chemical-company-CEOs-confident-about-growth-prospects-for-year-ahead-04337 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nine-in-10-chemical-company-CEOs-confident-about-growth-prospects-for-year-ahead-04337 EuPC survey gives new insight into use of recycled plastics materials EuPC survey gives new insight into the use of recycled plastics materials: A new report has been published by the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) - providing 'deeper insights' into the use of recycled plastics materials (rPM). It is the second instalment of the survey which polled 376 companies across 21 countries over the course of nine months (Jan - Sept 2018). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/EuPC-survey-gives-new-insight-into-use-of-recycled-plastics-materials-04291 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/EuPC-survey-gives-new-insight-into-use-of-recycled-plastics-materials-04291 Survey of parents calls into question effectiveness of PFAS school uniform coatings Survey of parents calls into question the effectiveness of PFAS school uniform coatings: When shopping for school uniforms, the promise of a longer-lasting product or stain-resistant fabrics is incredibly attractive to busy parents. However, a survey by Scottish environmental charity, Fidra, suggests products with polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are not quite as revolutionary as they promise, with parents having to wash them more often and replace sooner than uniforms that had not been treated. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-parents-calls-into-question-effectiveness-of-PFAS-school-uniform-coatings-04219 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-of-parents-calls-into-question-effectiveness-of-PFAS-school-uniform-coatings-04219 Plastic manufacturers struggling to recruit workers Plastic makers struggling to recruit workers: Young people appear to be turning away from employment opportunities at plastic companies, according to a survey of 500 plastic makers. Plastic manufacturers are finding it difficult to recruit employees, particularly young people moving into entry-level positions, reports the Telegraph. More than half of those polled said they are finding it difficult to find workers, with 5% saying they are no longer trying to recruit for positions at all. Following the poll, Director of the British Plastics Foundation, Philip Law, said that government policy on plastics is being communicated in such a way that it is 'putting young people off' working in the UK's third-largest manufacturing sector, which could have serious implications for other industries. He said: 'Policy on plastic should not put these jobs at risk or put young people off going into a sector that is critical to so many parts of our economy now and in the future.' In April this year, the Government outlined plans to ban certain single-use plastic items including straws, ear-buds and drink stirrers, which would follow a similar ban on plastic microbeads and the introduction of a 5p charge on single-use carrier bags. Prime Minister, Theresa May revealed ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting back in May, that the Government has set aside £61.4m to tackle the issue of plastic pollution. Speaking of his fears for the future of the UK plastic industry, Mr Law said that further curbs on the industry would be 'utterly self-defeating in the long run'. 'Irrespective of the impact on jobs and manufacturing, it would also stymie investment in new technology to make plastic even more recyclable than it is now,' he said. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Plastic-manufacturers-struggling-to-recruit-workers-04209 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Plastic-manufacturers-struggling-to-recruit-workers-04209 Traditional sweeteners preferred by consumers, survey finds Traditional sweeteners preferred by consumers: An online survey into the use of sweetening products has revealed the majority of people prefer natural sweeteners rather than artificial alternatives. The poll of 720 US consumers also found that 71 percent pay close attention to food labels when undertaking their shopping, while 55 percent would like reduced-sugar products to taste the same as their favourite full-sugar food and drink items. Conducted by Kerry, The Taste & Nutrition Co, the survey found consumers' 'awareness' and 'preference' of certain sweeteners differed considerably. In terms of awareness of sweetening products, honey and sugar were the most recognised, with 82 percent saying they had knowledge of it, followed by maple syrup (71percent), molasses (66 percent), high-fructose corn syrup (63 percent), stevia (58 percent), agave (50 percent) and aspartame (46 percent). When it came to what consumers 'preferred', 64 percent said honey, with 59 percent listing sugar, followed by maple syrup (31 percent), stevia (22 percent), agave (13 percent), molasses (9 percent), high-fructose corn syrup (7 percent) and aspartame (6 percent) There was confusion among respondents as to whether stevia is natural or artificially-produced, however, the figures show it was the fourth most preferred sweetener. The initial findings were presented in Chicago during IFT18 ' The Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting in July, where Kerry also unveiled its TasteSense Sweet system designed to help bake products using less sugar, but without compromising the taste. Although the survey asked respondents about 17 different sweeteners, only the results for the top eight have been published, with more to be released at a later date in 2018. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Traditional-sweeteners-preferred-by-consumers-survey-finds-04208 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Traditional-sweeteners-preferred-by-consumers-survey-finds-04208 The great bottle swap: over half of Londoners plan to use reusable flasks instead of single-use plastic, survey finds Over half of Londoners plan to use reusable flasks instead of single-use plastic: The quest to reduce plastic consumption continues to gain momentum, with more than half of London dwellers saying they plan to boycott single-use bottles in favour of reusable containers, according to a recent survey. The findings came to light in a survey on behalf of Soda Stream, which found almost all respondents living in London believed they can positively help shape the future of the planet by choosing packaging materials other than plastic. Polling 2,000 adults (266 who live in the capital) the survey found 34% of Londoners already favour using a reusable flask over single-use bottles with 56% saying in the future they will ditch plastic in favour of more environmentally kind packaging. The survey also revealed that television programme of the moment, Love Island has influenced views on water bottles, with 9% of Londoners saying seeing contestants on the show drinking from water flasks has encouraged them to follow suit. In recent months we have seen national campaigns to reduce the number of plastic straws being used in the UK, with support from top food chains including McDonald's, Wagamama, Pret A Manger, Pizza Express and Costa. There has also been a huge reduction in single-use plastic bag usage with 78% of respondents in the capital confirming they now use a bag for life or another alternative when shopping, in a bid to protect the environment. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-great-bottle-swap-over-half-of-Londoners-plan-to-use-reusable-flasks-instead-of-single-use-plastic-survey-finds-04207 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-great-bottle-swap-over-half-of-Londoners-plan-to-use-reusable-flasks-instead-of-single-use-plastic-survey-finds-04207 More than half of young people would support a political party if they tackled air pollution, survey finds More than half of young people would support a political party if they tackled air pollution: Reducing air pollution is a major concern for young people, a survey has found, with over half saying they would back a political party if leaders offered to make it a top concern. The poll for Conserative think tank, Bright Blue found that almost half of respondents felt that the Government is not doing enough to reduce toxic pollutants in the air and 40% said if a political party pledged to improve air quality and reduce pollution, they would be more likely to support them. When looking at younger voters (under 40) 54% said they would be more likely to support a political party dedicated to tackling air pollution. Almost two-thirds of respondents said they want the current government to improve air quality levels as a priority. The survey also revealed most respondents think ministers are most responsible for pushing forward the process. Ten percent felt industries linked to air pollution and individuals should to take the lead, while 5% said it was automotive industries who should tackle the issue. Bright Blue researcher, Eamonn Ives said: 'The government's plans for reducing air quality have been widely criticised and deemed inadequate by the High Court. 'The public clearly believe national government should play a bigger role ' in fact, the biggest role ' in introducing measures to reduce air pollution." <body id="cke_pastebin" style="position: absolute; top: 274px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; left: -1000px;"> http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-of-young-people-would-support-a-political-party-if-they-tackled-air-pollution-survey-finds-04200 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-half-of-young-people-would-support-a-political-party-if-they-tackled-air-pollution-survey-finds-04200 Majority of the chemical industry will offer sustainable versions of chemicals, according to recent survey http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-the-chemical-industry-will-offer-sustainable-versions-of-chemicals-according-to-recent-survey-04089 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-the-chemical-industry-will-offer-sustainable-versions-of-chemicals-according-to-recent-survey-04089 US teens most likely to use more than one tobacco product, survey finds A recent US survey has found that teenagers who use a tobacco product are the most likely to use multiple forms, such as: hookahs, pipes, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-teens-most-likely-to-use-more-than-one-tobacco-product-survey-finds-03813 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/US-teens-most-likely-to-use-more-than-one-tobacco-product-survey-finds-03813 Many senior oil and gas professionals want to expand business outside the industry Many senior oil and gas professionals want to expand business outside the industry: According to a recent oil and gas industry survey, approximately half of senior professionals in the sector expect that their companies will expand their opportunities outside of the oil and gas industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-senior-oil-and-gas-professionals-want-to-expand-business-outside-the-industry-03530 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-senior-oil-and-gas-professionals-want-to-expand-business-outside-the-industry-03530 Clean Air Act backed by 65 per cent of Brits, survey finds Clean Air Act backed by 65 per cent of Brits, survey finds: According to a recent market research study into air pollution, more than 50 per cent of Britons feel that air pollution levels across the United Kingdom are harming their health and a further 65 per cent would be in favour of the introduction of new laws to help combat the problem. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Clean-Air-Act-backed-by-65-per-cent-of-Brits-survey-finds-03521 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Clean-Air-Act-backed-by-65-per-cent-of-Brits-survey-finds-03521 Researchers warn that toxic air pollution is leading cause of premature death Researchers warn that toxic air pollution is leading cause of premature death: According to recent research, toxic air pollution is the top environmental cause of preventable premature death, beating heart disease, smoking and unhealthy diets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Researchers-warn-that-toxic-air-pollution-is-leading-cause-of-premature-death-03453 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Researchers-warn-that-toxic-air-pollution-is-leading-cause-of-premature-death-03453 Just one third of plastic packaging is recycled, survey finds Just one third of plastic packaging is recycled, survey finds: According to new research, just one third of plastic packaging used in consumer products is recycled every year, with the remaining two thirds being sent to a landfill site or incinerated. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-third-of-plastic-packaging-is-recycled-survey-finds-03422 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Just-one-third-of-plastic-packaging-is-recycled-survey-finds-03422 Air pollution claims tens of thousands of UK lives per year Air pollution claims tens of thousands of UK lives per year: According to a recent pollution study, conducted by the Clean Air Alliance, there is a widespread sense of concern in the UK surrounding air pollution, which has been said to claim tens of thousands of lives every year in the United Kingdom. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Air-pollution-claims-tens-of-thousands-of-UK-lives-per-year-03380 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Air-pollution-claims-tens-of-thousands-of-UK-lives-per-year-03380 Survey finds Brexit likely to affect compliance costs in chemical industry Survey finds Brexit likely to affect compliance costs in chemical industry: According to warnings from the Chemical Business Association (CBA), the cost of regulatory compliance for operators within the chemical distribution industry will increase further, with Brexit being unlikely to bring any notable regulation changes to the chemical industry. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brexit-likely-to-affect-compliance-costs-in-chemical-industry-03343 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-Brexit-likely-to-affect-compliance-costs-in-chemical-industry-03343 Dangerous chemicals in household cleaners heighten risk of lung damage Dangerous chemicals in household cleaners heighten risk of lung damage: Scientists from the University of Bergen have revealed that those who regularly clean their homes put themselves at a 14 per cent higher risk of their lungs deteriorating over the next 20 years, due to being exposed to harmful chemicals in household cleaners. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dangerous-chemicals-in-household-cleaners-heighten-risk-of-lung-damage-03310 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Dangerous-chemicals-in-household-cleaners-heighten-risk-of-lung-damage-03310 Research finds another potential carcinogen in e-cigs Research finds another potential carcinogen in e-cigs: According to recent research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, another potentially carcinogenic chemical has been found in electronic cigarettes, which has put further doubts on how safe e-cigs are to smoke. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-another-potential-carcinogen-in-e-cigs-03263 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Research-finds-another-potential-carcinogen-in-e-cigs-03263