Scotland to join EU 2030 commitment to ban all single-use plastics

The Scottish Government has announced that it is matching the EU’s commitment to ban single-use plastics by 2030. According to The Sunday Herald, this decision has been welcomed by...
WRAP

WRAP make 25 people redundant due to financial cuts

WRAP chief executive Marcus Gover has announced that the organisation will be making around 25 people redundant due to a decrease in Government funding, and a need to cut fixed costs.  According...
Nicola Sturgeon

Key Scottish regions could receive a £1 billion boom for circular economy businesses

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon is to announce today that key regions of Scotland could be at the heart of an estimated £1 billion...
recycling

Waste firms partner to prevent local recycling monopolies

A group of six independent waste management firms have joined forces in a bid to try and prevent the proposal of local...

Study finds that a 25p latte levy could cost the economy £819m

New research from Ecuity has claimed that a 25p levy on recyclable paper cups could cost the economy £819m and 11,000 jobs in the coffee retail sector.  This study is on...
bottle

Deposit return scheme most effective measure to reduce plastic waste, finds study

A new analysis by Common Oceans has explored the impact of England’s Resources and Waste Strategy on reducing plastic waste and found that a deposit return scheme...

25-year Environment Plan launched that aims to boost plastics recycling

The 25-year Environment plan was launched today in a speech by the Prime Minister Theresa May, outlining how the Government will improve the environment over a generation.    One of the...
PET bottle

Veolia and restaurant chain LEON set up reverse vending machine

Veolia and restaurant chain LEON have set up a reverse vending machine in King’s Cross in London that is designed to accept...

UK to stick to EU recycling targets

The UK is to stick to the EU recycling targets, despite previous opposition, and is set to back the goal of recycling two-thirds of...

Viridor to recycle 5,000 tonnes of plastic to prevent the material leaving the UK

Viridor has agreed a two-year contract with a UK plastics firm to reprocess around 5,000 tonnes of recycling sacks, shopping bags and...
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