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...
paper bale

New report examines if the UK can meet EU recycling targets

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has launched the first of two new reports examining how the UK can meet the new recycling targets (weight-based) proposed by...
Ricoh

New speakers confirmed for The Recycling Event

The Recycling Event is fast approaching, and with under three months to go, and over 100 delegates already attending, we’ve got some...

European Commission launch plastic strategy with the aim of making all plastic packaging recyclable...

The European Commission has announced a plastic strategy with plans to make all plastic packaging on the EU market recyclable or reusable by 2030, in hope of transitioning...
plastic

Single-use plastics to be banned under new EU rules

The European Commission (EC) has proposed new EU rules to target the 10 most single-use plastic items found in Europe’s oceans and beaches, including plastic...
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...
bottle

Environmental industry urge Council to support 35% recycled plastic target

Following the European Parliament’s vote on setting a target of at least 35% recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025, 12 industry organisations and...
EU

New repairability measures supported by EU Governments 

EU Governments have supported new repairability measures for fridges and freezers, despite the hesitation received by manufacturers and the European Commission.   The aim of the...

European Commission propose plastic tax to tackle £20 billion shortfall after Brexit

The European Commission has proposed an EU-wide tax on plastics, in order to help aid the £20 billion shortfall in its funding post-Brexit.   EU Budget...
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.  
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