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

Alliance to End Plastic Waste

New global alliance pledge to help end plastic waste

Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), a not-for-profit organisation, was launched last week comprising of businesses who produce consumer goods and plastic, as well as waste management and recycling companies. More than 25 companies have signed up, including household names … Read More

bottle deposit scheme

Bottle deposit scheme is praised by consumers

Bottle deposit scheme – Consumers at leading frozen food chain, Iceland, have received the equivalent of more than £30,000 for recycling plastic bottles in the first retailers to trial “reverse vending machines” to reduce littering and increase recycling of single-use … Read More

PRN compliance inspections

EA to double PRN compliance inspections

PRN Compliance Inspections : The Environment Agency (EA) is set to increase the focus on the monitoring of sites issuing Packaging Waste Recovery Notes (PRNs) during 2019. The move comes in response to criticism levelled at the Agency and at … Read More

Waste Strategy

Defra launches Resources & Waste Strategy

The long-awaited Resources & Waste Strategy (RWS) will be launched tomorrow (18 December) and will contain wide ranging proposals covering measures around waste prevention, reuse and recycling. Secretary of state for the environment, Michael Gove will be questioned in Parliament … Read More

post-consumer recycled materials

Policy interventions to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials in UK

Post-consumer recycled materials: A new report published by Eunomia Research and Consulting (November 20th) outlines policy measures to help deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) in the UK economy. Post-consumer recycled materials – The report entitled ‘Demand Recycled: … Read More

Are You Aware of Your Packaging Waste Responsibilities?

Are businesses aware that packaging producers must comply with the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997? Many businesses don’t realise that they qualify as a producer and could be exposing themselves to hefty penalties for non-compliance. Producers can be … Read More