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Queen's Speech

Queen’s Speech promises extension of producer responsibility

The Government plans to extend producer responsibility and introduce charges on more specified single use items, the Queen's Speech has revealed.
Theresa Villiers Environment Secretary

Theresa Villiers should implement Resources & Waste Strategy faster says The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association has said that new Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers should continue to implement the Resources & Waste Strategy developed by her predecessor.
TRE

The full programme for The Recycling Event is now live

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The Recycling Event’s full line-up is now available on the website, with major organisations and firms taking part.  This...
Plastic straws

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

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WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from...
Biffa truck in London

Biffa convicted of breaking overseas export laws

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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?

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According to a new investigation by Which? almost half of the packaging used by major UK supermarket chains cannot be easily recycled.  The...
bottle

Mechanism to prevent volatility across materials should be considered, says ACP

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The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is calling on Defra that from 2020 onwards, consideration should be given to a mechanism to prevent...
food

Major supermarkets sign Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030

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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

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The signatories wrote the letter in mid-May urging the Secretary to listen to their suggestions about how the UK can become a “world...
pet

New grants launched to improve plastics packaging and textiles recycling

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