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MEPs adopt proposals to boost recycling

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have adopted a non-binding draft report that sets out proposals that will boost recycling and reduce plastic pollution.   Incentives to collect...
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EU moves to detox recycled materials

The European Parliament is voting on whether to restrict recyclers from trading in waste containing chemicals banned in virgin materials.   While the vote is not on draft...
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UK Government urged to ban plastic waste exports

The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has called on the UK Government and environmental NGOs to support a ban on plastic waste exports.  Recently, the...
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ESA report explores what it will take to meet recycling targets

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has published the second of two new reports exploring what it will take to meet the (weight-based) recycling targets for the...
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EuRIC and FEAD support 25% minimum recycled plastic in drinks containers

EuRIC and FEAD have welcomed the European Parliament’s draft report to make it compulsory to produce beverage containers with at least 25% of recycled plastics...
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ESA welcomes HM Treasury publication on public support of recycling

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has welcomed the Treasury’s report on the summary of responses to the consultation on how the tax system could be...
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REB Market Intelligence Summit 2018 details announced

The Seventh REB Market Intelligence Summit 2018 has been launched and will take place on the 2 October at Formby Hall near Liverpool.  This year’s Summit will...
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Penalty system on non-recyclable plastic products to be introduced in France

France is planning to introduce a penalty system that would increase the price of products with packaging made from non-recyclable plastic.  The system is to...
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INCPEN concerned about LGA report

The chief executive of trade association INCPEN has criticised the Local Government Association’s (LGA) claim that the packaging industry does not collaborate on issues such...
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New study finds that only a third of plastic used by households is recyclable

A Local Government Association (LGA) analysis has found that only a third of plastics used by households annually is recyclable.  The study found that 525,000 tonnes of plastic...
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