Parliament announces new steps to reduce plastic use

The UK Parliament has announced a range of measures to reduce its use of single-use plastics by 2019, replacing items such as  straws and bottles with reusable...

London to be a zero waste city according to final Environment Strategy

The Mayor of London’s final version of London’s Environment Strategy has been released, with the Mayor pledging to make the city zero waste.  It also...

Government announces new Bill to provide environmental protection after Brexit

The UK Government has announced a new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill to ensure that environmental protections will not be weakened post-Brexit.   A consultation has started on the...

University of Plymouth gets £200,000 for microplastic research

The University of Plymouth has received £200,000 of Government funding to launch a new research project that examines the impact of tyres and clothing on marine...

Welsh Government announces £15m to improve Local Authority recycling

The Welsh Environment Minister Hannah Blythyn will announce today a capital funding of £15 million to help improve Local Authority recycling collection systems.  Further plans are intended to reinforce Wales' position as the leading UK nation for...

Vanden Recycling says major brands coming together to increase plastic recycling should be welcomed,...

One of the UK’s leading plastics recyclers has welcomed the UK Plastics Pact for getting major brands to commit to using more recycled content...

The Recycling Association welcomes UK Plastics Pact

Plastics recycling will be boosted by the announcement of the UK Plastics Pact, according to The Recycling Association. Led by WRAP, the UK Plastics Pact...

UK businesses sign world’s first pact to fight the plastic problem

Businesses from across the plastic value chain have signed WRAP’s UK Plastic Pact to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic packaging and to change the plastic recycling system in the UK.  The...

Associations call for continued waste trade post-Brexit

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA), has called for a continued trade in waste for recycling and recovery between the...

Government to end the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

The Government has announced that it is eliminating plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds from sale in the hope of reducing the amount...
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