plastics

Survey finds three quarters of people want the Government to ensure products are recyclable

A new survey led by Cardiff University has found that three quarters of people want the Government to ensure products are recyclable, and repairable.   It showed...
Axion

Brexit could stimulate a UK circular economy says Axion Polymers

According to Axion Polymers, Brexit offers opportunities for the UK and its manufacturers to secure their raw material supplies from a stable domestic market...
Nicola Sturgeon

Key Scottish regions could receive a £1 billion boom for circular economy businesses

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon is to announce today that key regions of Scotland could be at the heart of an estimated £1 billion...
Hammond

Recycling industry responds to 2018 budget

Following the announcement of the 2018 Budget yesterday by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, the recycling and waste industry has responded.  Within the...
Budget 2018

2018 budget news

In his 'end of austerity budget', Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced: A £10m fund to deal with abandoned waste sites. A...
EU flags

MEPs back EU ban single-use plastics 

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...
LGA poll

China ban increases council recycling costs

At least a fifth of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic...
plastic

UK Government set out plan to ban sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and...

The UK Government has announced its plans to ban the distribution and sale of plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and cotton buds to protect the marine...
plastic waste

Government announce winners of £4m fund to cut plastic waste

Dissolving seaweed sauce sachets and technology inspired by a suckerfish to remove plastics from rivers are among the 11 innovative projects to win the...
Cargo ship

Defra document says EU waste shipment licenses will no longer be valid under no-deal...

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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