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Hundreds of millions of feminine hygiene products, nappies and incontinence pads disposed of in public and commercial bins and currently sent to landfill each year can now be recycled to produce clean energy, according to PHS Group.
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Ecosurety managing director James Piper will look at how the PRN/PERN market is developing at this year’s Secondary Commodity Markets Conference.
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Proposals put forward by the European Parliament need to be more realistic to ensure a circular economy, according to the ESA.
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Well known recycled paper industry figure Tom Clarke has died.
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A number of key recyclable material grades fell in value last week, according to the weekly Intelligence report.
Image for MEPs defy European Commission by backing higher recycling targets
The European Parliament has voted to adopt higher recycling targets that were originally proposed as part of the Circular Economy Package rather than accept lower targets proposed by the current European Commission.
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Limited discounted tickets remaining for conference that looks at the global markets for recyclable materials.
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The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the Industry Council for research on Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) has published Packaging for people, planet and profit – a sustainability checklist.
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Dr Colin Church has been appointed as the new chair of the business-led Circular Economy Task Force. 
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The Chancellor Phllip Hammond has confirmed in the Budget that packaging targets are to rise.
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