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European Commission find that the EU industry is committed to recycling plastics 

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The European Commission (EC) has given a preliminary assessment following an EU-wide pledging campaign, which has shown that EU industry is committed to recycling plastics.   According to the EC, this commitment could lead...

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...
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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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UN Environment and European Commission to work closer on new Oceans Roadmap

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The UN Environment and the European Commission (EC) have agreed to work closer through the 2018 Oceans Roadmap 2.0, which addresses the main threats...
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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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Committee concerned over DEFRA “no-deal” waste shipment preparations

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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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Axion Polymers welcomes proposed 500ppm decaBDE limit for recycled plastics

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

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The UK Government has published the first progress report of its 25-Year Environmental Plan, stating that, in the first year alone, 90%...
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FEAD welcome ENVI Committee vote on mandatory recycled content

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Waste management federation FEAD has welcomed the European Parliament ENVI committee’s vote to make it mandatory to produce beverage containers with at least 35%...
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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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