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Plastic waste exports have dropped almost 50% says Zero Waste Europe

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According to Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), plastic waste exports dropped almost 50% from 12.5 million tonnes in 2016, to 5.8 million tonnes in 2018. 

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...

Quality dominated discussions at the Secondary Commodity Markets Conference

China and quality were the main themes for speakers at this year’s Secondary Commodity Markets Conference held on the 19th June in Stockport.   Experts in the paper and plastics sectors gathered...

WRAP launches new Recycle Now campaign to fight plastic waste

A focus on recycling plastic is being launched by WRAP’s Recycle Now campaign. Its Plastic Planet programme will include hard-hitting digital images and message aimed...

Microbeads ban implemented

A ban on the sale of products containing microbeads has come into force as part of the Government’s efforts to prevent this plastic entering...
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Major recycling conference launched with key trade associations

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The Recycling Event has been launched with the involvement of eight key recycling trade associations.  Taking place on 2...
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ESA members ready to invest £10 billion in UK recycling infrastructure

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Members of the Environmental Services Association have written a letter to the Secretary of State for Environment Michael Gove, stating that they...
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UK Government urged to ban plastic waste exports

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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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Inquiry launched into the environmental impact of clothing

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the social and environmental impacts of disposable cheap clothing and the wider clothing sector.   This inquiry will...

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...
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