Prime Minister pledges to scrap waste and environmental regulations

Around 380 pages of waste management rules and regulations are to be abolished, Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed.

The Recycling Association warn focus on paper cup recycling must not impact on quality

The Recycling Association has said that attempts to improve the recycling of coffee cups must not jeopardise efforts to improve the quality of paper recycling.

Policy issues up for discussion at packaging event

Pressing regulatory and policy issues surrounding packaging waste and PRNs are set to be discussed at a special one-day conference being held in central London on September 30.
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Industry responds to Government plans for a deposit return scheme, with some reservations

Following the Government’s announcement that it is to hold a consultation on a deposit return scheme (DRS), many companies in the recycling and waste sector...

Half of Scottish councils sign up to consistent recycling

A consistent recycling system is being introduced in 16 of Scotland’s 32 councils.

Recycler ECO Plastics bought by AURELIUS

Mid-market pan-European investor AURELIUS has announced that it has bought plastic bottle recycler ECO Plastics.

Budget commits to developing smart cities and sharing economy

Chancellor George Osborne has announced in the Budget plants to develop smart city infrastructure and support for a sharing economy.

Nestlé and Unilever among Axion-led project to recycle more flexible packaging

Axion Consulting is leading a collaborative project to improve the recyclability of flexible packaging.

British Plastics Federation Recycling Group calls for reform of PRN/PERN system as part of...

A new manifesto has been launched by the British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) calling for the PRN/PERN system to favour recycling in the UK and European markets.

New company to take over assets of Plastics Sorting Ltd with support of Welsh...

The Welsh Government is financially supporting the acquisition of the assets and equipment of Plastics Sorting Ltd by new firm Viridis Plastics UK Ltd.
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