plastic waste

Plastics firms ‘forced to take urgent action’ on waste

Plastics firms ‘forced to take urgent action’ on waste According to a recent article published by MRW, voluntary sustainability agreements and the increasing interest in ‘chemical recycling’ as part of a circular economy were major themes at Plastics Europe’s annual … Read More

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EfW

UK facing EfW shortage despite waste strategy

UK facing EfW shortage despite waste strategy Recent news headlines have highlighted that the UK is likely to face an unbridgeable gap in energy-from-waste (EfW) capacity despite the Government’s objective of sharply increasing recycling set out in its resources and … Read More

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recycling targets

UK recycling infrastructure is overloaded

A report entitled ‘Tipping Point’ from packaging recycler and manufacturer DS Smith suggests that  the UK’s kerbside recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail sales. The report stated that there … Read More

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Government supports comprehensive and frequent rubbish and recycling collections

Calls are being made to change to rubbish and recycling collections, due to the increasing need to recycle efficiently, says Defra. Household recycling rates in England have increased significantly from 11% in 2001 to 45.2% in 2017.  Recently however, progress … Read More

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Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission Updates Circular Economy Action Plan

 Circular Economy Action Plan – The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan with an aim of stimulating Europe’s transition towards a circular economy.   The new Circular Economy Action Plan would boost global competitiveness and foster … Read More

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‘Urgent action’ needs to be taken by plastic firms on waste

Voluntary sustainability agreements and the increasing interest in ‘chemical recycling’ as part of a circular economy have been major themes at PlasticsEurope’s annual IdentiPlast event in London. The event brought to light the need for change in plastic firms in … Read More

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Gove Recycling Plan

Gove should halt recycling plan says food industry

Gove Recycling Plan – Food and drink industry bodies warn Brexit-related pressures could force the Government to halt a series of consultations and policy initiatives that affect recycling. Gove Recycling Plan. Secretary Michael Gove was told in a letter by … Read More

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Plastics export ban

Plastics export ban could lead to recycling collapse

Plastics export ban – The Recycling Association (RA) has warned banning the export of plastic waste would result in more landfilling and could then cause UK plastic recycling infrastructure to collapse. Plastics export ban – Simon Ellin, Chief Executive of … Read More

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Plastic Waste Legislation

Climate Change Act model could solve UK plastics crisis.

Plastic Waste Legislation. – MPs are calling for the “urgent” introduction plastic waste legislation, which follows the framework of the Climate Change Act, setting stricter and legally binding recycling targets, ahead of the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) consultations. … Read More

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M&S Recycling Initiative

In-store recycling – M&S take the lead

M&S Recycling Initiative – After launching a plastic recycling scheme for customers in stores, M&S recycling bins will now accept ready meal containers and crisp packets from rival supermarkets. M&S Recycling Initiative – This new initiative will enable customers to … Read More

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