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Up to €10 billion worth of investments needed to grow recycling capacity at EU...

European waste management federation FEAD has said that up to €10 billion (£8.8 billion) worth of investments is needed to expand the collection, sorting and recycling...
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Plastic waste exports have dropped almost 50% says Zero Waste Europe

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According to Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), plastic waste exports dropped almost 50% from 12.5 million tonnes in 2016, to 5.8 million tonnes in 2018. 
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New report offers solutions to plastic circularity challenges 

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Following the publication of the European Plastics Strategy, a new report by SusChem and its partners has looked at the challenges around plastic circularity and offered various solutions to address them.    The...
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Nations commit to fight plastic pollution together

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During the UN general assembly, member States, businesses, the European Commission and the UN Environment have committed to tackle the issue of plastic pollution together.  On the...
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China ban creates opportunities for secondary markets in the UK says Environment Minister

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The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Thérèse Coffey has said that the China ban creates ‘the opportunity for secondary markets...

UK campaigning against EU 65% recycling target, according to leaked document

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Evidence from Greenpeace Unearthed has found that the UK is opposing proposed EU recycling targets during negotiations with Brussels, despite pledging to develop “ambitious” recycling goals.   Leaked notes from...

France to harmonise recycling collections and aim for 100% recycled plastic use by 2025

The French Government has announced that it will harmonise the types of materials collected and the colour of bins, as part of its Circular...
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MPs call for UK to ban recyclable plastic exports by 2030

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A new report from Policy Connect has called for a UK target of net zero exports of recyclable plastic packaging by 2030 at...
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Lords ask industry experts about environmental laws post-Brexit

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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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MEPs back EU ban single-use plastics 

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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...
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