Waste

International agreement to restrict plastic waste exports

International agreement to restrict plastic waste exports According to latest news, 186 countries have agreed to put restrictions on the export of plastic waste, after an amendment to the global framework governing the movement of hazardous chemicals and waste was … Read More

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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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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

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

Call for evidence on plastic tax announced

Call for evidence on plastic tax announced Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed that he is considering a tax on packaging in a bid to tackle plastic waste. The move was announced during his spring statement, during which he also said … Read More

Plastic waste strategy evolving after public concern

Plastic waste strategy evolving after public concern Fast–track changes to the current packaging recovery note (PRN) system, increased recycling targets for plastic packaging and stronger political support to help local authorities deliver greater consistency in household collections are being urged … Read More

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Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste

Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste The Resource Association is calling for “bold and radical” leadership from the Government to stimulate secondary markets for plastic waste in the UK. The association says the crackdown by China … Read More

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Defra Launches Call for Evidence on Bottle Deposits to Increase Plastic Recycling

Defra Launches Call for Evidence on Bottle Deposits to Increase Plastic Recycling The UK government’s Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs has today invited views on how reward and return schemes for drinks containers could work in England by … Read More

Discussions on Plastic Waste is Welcomed by the Waste to Energy Industry

A consultation on how to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment has been launched after the European Commission published a Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment. The green paper published by the European Commission, European Strategy … Read More