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...

Research finds that 14 million items of plastic ends up in or around UK...

New research from the Canal and River Trust has found that plastics currently account for 59% of waste found along canals, and...
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...
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...

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...
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...
aluminium can recycling

Scottish deposit return scheme to include metal cans, with a 20p deposit refund

The Scottish Government has announced that its new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will include aluminium and steel cans and drink containers made of glass...
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...
Landfill

Scottish waste could be sent to England post landfill ban, finds new report

A new report from the Scottish Government has found that Scotland faces a 1 million tonne residual waste capacity gap, meaning that this...
Gove

Committee concerned over DEFRA “no-deal” waste shipment preparations

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has written to the UK Secretary of State Michael Gove about its concern over waste shipments from the...
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