plastic

CIWM complain over lack of involvement in Scottish deposit return scheme

In response to the Scottish Government’s deposit return scheme outlined yesterday, CIWM Scotland has said it is “keen” that the Scottish resources...
RECOUP

Local authorities are experiencing issues with the plastic market, says RECOUP

According to a new report from RECOUP, local authorities are experiencing issues with the plastics market, with nearly half stating that market...
Formby

Full line-up for the REB Market Intelligence Summit announced

The full programme for the REB Market Intelligence Summit has been announced and will focus on the current situation for exporting materials.  New speakers confirmed include The Recycling...
Plastic

Industry respond to consultations on the waste system

The UK waste industry has responded to the UK Government consultations to overhaul the waste system, reduce plastic pollution and move the UK towards...

Sainsburys to trial reverse vending

Retailer Sainsbury’s has launched a reverse vending recycling trial at its Lincoln store, which allows customers to return plastic bottles up to 3 litres...
Mike

Prismm warn packaging manufacturers that they will be liable for full costs of recycling

The Government's new Resources and Waste Strategy will mean that packaging companies, manufacturers and retailers will see their compliance costs rise. Defra has published the...
Waste

SEPA releases metals and landfill sector plans to drive innovation

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released a Metals Sector Plan and a Landfill Sector Plan for Scotland to drive innovation and regulate the industries.   These plans are two of...
food waste

New funding could help transform food scraps into sustainable plastic packaging 

Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups due to new £60 million Government funding.  Innovators are being challenged to make the UK...
Vanden

Vanden support Resources & Waste Strategy but want definition of recycled plastic content

The Resources and Waste Strategy should lead to greater uptake of recycled plastic by manufacturers, but questions remain over what is defined by recycled...
food

Major supermarkets sign Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Over 100 companies including major UK supermarkets have signed up to a “game-changing” Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030. 
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