Gareth Lamb

Gareth joined Czarnikow in 2021 and is Czarnikow’s PET analyst and recycling specialist. As well as regularly reporting on key market trends and dynamics, Gareth is also developing new research products and analytics within the PET and rPET space. Prior to joining Czarnikow, Gareth led Wood Mackenzie’s PET research service and was Senior Consultant at IHS Markit, working within the petrochemical consulting team. Dr. Lamb graduated from the University of St Andrews with a PhD in organometallic chemistry; and has a masters of Chemistry degree from the University of Liverpool.

Plastics and Sustainability Trends August 2023

  • Interest and investment into bioplastics continue to rebound, particularly in Asia.
  • PET tray recycling reaching commercial scale, supermarkets move to lightweight films.
  • Packaging sustainability in East Africa reaching milestone with Kenyan EPR implemented.

Gareth Lamb

3 weeks ago

5 min read

PET Raw Material Futures Outlook: PTA Futures Weaken Amidst Crude Drop

  • Both PTA and MEG futures fell slightly by Friday’s close last week.
  • PET resin export margins continue to recover, future new capacity to restrain further strength.
  • Polyester raw material forward curve falls into slight backwardation into H1’24.

Gareth Lamb

1 month ago

3 min read