plastic

European Parliament bans single-use items

The European Parliament has approved a new law banning single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws and cotton bud sticks.  
export

Government issue reminder to waste industry to review plans in the event of a...

The UK Government has issued a reminder to companies who export waste from the UK to review their contingency plans in case...
plastics

Countries have a chance to raise their recycling ambitions past circular economy targets, finds...

A new report from Zero Waste Europe and Eunomia has found that countries that haven’t overinvested in residual waste treatment have the...
plastic

OPRL and WRAP form strategic partnership to help meet the UK recycling target

WRAP and OPRL have announced a new partnership which will set out how the two organisations will work together towards meeting the...
export

MPs call for UK to ban recyclable plastic exports by 2030

A new report from Policy Connect has called for a UK target of net zero exports of recyclable plastic packaging by 2030 at...
glass recycling

Glass packaging recycling rate is at 74%, finds new study 

Industry data on glass recycling has shown that over 12 million tonnes of glass bottles and jars are collected and recycled in...
Axion

Adopting Norway Proposal would benefit European plastics recyclers, says Axion Polymers

Plastics recycler Axion Polymers has said that adopting a Norway proposal to amend a global agreement on rules for exporting mixed plastic...
Parliament

Lords ask industry experts about environmental laws post-Brexit

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee will hold a roundtable discussion on Wednesday with industry experts to examine how...
microplastics

EU to ban microplastics in most products 

According to a draft law due to be released today, the EU will use its chemical laws to stop most microplastics and...
TRE

Major recycling conference launched with key trade associations

The Recycling Event has been launched with the involvement of eight key recycling trade associations.  Taking place on 2...
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