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MEPs back EU ban single-use plastics 

Single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks and cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under new plans.  These products make up...
WRA

Wood Recyclers’ Association calls on Defra to not decrease wood recycling targets

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is urging Defra to not change its packaging waste recycling targets for woods, following concerns that a proposed reduction...
Thérèse Coffe

UK Government publish first year progress report on 25-year Environment Plan

The UK Government has published the first progress report of its 25-Year Environmental Plan, stating that, in the first year alone, 90%...
Keith

Axion Polymers welcomes proposed 500ppm decaBDE limit for recycled plastics

Axion Polymers has welcomed the EU Commission’s proposal to put a 500 parts per million (ppm) limit of flame retardant decaBDE’s within recycled compounds and articles.  
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...
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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...
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European Council adopt waste package

The European Council has adopted the waste package which outlines new rules for waste management and creates a legally binding target for recycling.  Member states...

European Parliament to phase out single-use plastics

The Bureau of the European Parliament has announced that it will eliminate the use of all plastic water bottles and other single-use plastic products.   This decision...
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British Plastics Federation supports Norway proposal on plastic waste exports

The British Plastics Federation (BPF), which represents the supply chain of the UK plastics industry, has published a position paper supporting the aims of the...
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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...
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