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Industry respond to consultations on the waste system

The UK waste industry has responded to the UK Government consultations to overhaul the waste system, reduce plastic pollution and move the UK towards...

Unilever develops solution to allow black plastic packaging to be recycled

Manufacturer Unilever has revealed that it is using new black pigment for its High Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles for its brands TRESemmé and Lynx, so...

Welsh Government launch new £6.5 million circular economy fund

The Welsh Government has announced a new £6.5 million Circular Economy Fund to help Wales reach its aims of 70% recycling by 2025 and 100% recycling by 2050.  

RECOUP lead forum to address the recyclability of black plastic packaging

RECOUP has been leading a cross-sector forum to address improving the recyclability of black plastic packaging and has concluded that while research and development...
TRE

Universities invited to showcase recycling innovations

Universities and research establishments from the UK and further afield are being invited to highlight their transformational work within the recycling and circular economy...
plastic bag

New report finds that EU countries are behind in reducing single-use bags

According to a report by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) and Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE), EU countries have fallen behind in phasing out single-use plastic...
Ricoh

New speakers confirmed for The Recycling Event

The Recycling Event is fast approaching, and with under three months to go, and over 100 delegates already attending, we’ve got some...
EEB ECOS

Manufacturers obliged to make appliances easily repairable 

Following a decision by European environment ministries, manufacturers will be obligated to make appliances easily repairable and long-lasting.  European countries have now...
Asda

Asda has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging

Retailer Asda has announced that it has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. 
aluminium can recycling

European aluminium beverage can recycling at 74%

According to European Aluminium (EA), the overall recycling rate for aluminium cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased to a new record of 73.6%...
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