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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...
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Environmental industry urge Council to support 35% recycled plastic target

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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...
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FEAD call for changes to Waste Shipment Regulations

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FEAD has criticised the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) and called for reform because the rules are interpreted differently in each EU Member State.  In a letter to...
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Brexit could stimulate a UK circular economy says Axion Polymers

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According to Axion Polymers, Brexit offers opportunities for the UK and its manufacturers to secure their raw material supplies from a stable domestic market...
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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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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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Help for 14 Member States falling behind EU recycling targets

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Eunomia has published a report outlining action plans aimed at helping the 14 Member States considered to be at greatest risk of missing the...
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Defra document says EU waste shipment licenses will no longer be valid under no-deal...

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According to a Defra document about waste shipments in a no-deal post-Brexit scenario, import and export licenses issued by the UK will no longer...
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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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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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