UK Plastics Pact members to remove eight problematic single-use plastics from the shelf by...

WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from...
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Biffa convicted of breaking overseas export laws

Waste management firm Biffa has been convicted of illegally sending waste collected from households to China and claiming it was waste paper, according to...

Almost half of packaging used by UK supermarkets are difficult to recycle, finds Which?

According to a new investigation by Which? almost half of the packaging used by major UK supermarket chains cannot be easily recycled.  The...
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Mechanism to prevent volatility across materials should be considered, says ACP

The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is calling on Defra that from 2020 onwards, consideration should be given to a mechanism to prevent...
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Major supermarkets sign Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Over 100 companies including major UK supermarkets have signed up to a “game-changing” Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030. 

Michael Gove responds to packaging sector about consultation recommendations

The signatories wrote the letter in mid-May urging the Secretary to listen to their suggestions about how the UK can become a “world...
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New grants launched to improve plastics packaging and textiles recycling

Two new grants have been revealed today to fund capital infrastructure projects in England, which will aim to help drive the recycling...

Canada to ban single-use plastics by 2021

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that he will be working with governments and businesses across the country to ban harmful single-use plastics...
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UK Government respond to illegal plastic exports to Malaysia

The UK Government has responded to the illegal trade of plastic waste sent to Malaysia by stating that it stands with the country and...
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Scottish DRS will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint

According to Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), a Scottish deposit return scheme will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint annually, helping to...
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