Thérèse Coffe

China ban creates opportunities for secondary markets in the UK says Environment Minister

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Thérèse Coffey has said that the China ban creates ‘the opportunity for secondary markets...
plastic

UK recycling sector emphasise commitment for responsible processing of waste

Following the airing of the first episode of “War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita”, the UK’s recycling industry has emphasised its commitment to...
Hi-cone

TerraCycle and Hi-Cone launch recycling scheme for beverage plastic ring carriers

Beverage ring carrier manufacturer Hi-Cone has become the first non-branded firm globally to partner with TerraCycle to recycle plastic ring carriers.   Terracycle works with...
microplastics

EU to ban microplastics in most products 

According to a draft law due to be released today, the EU will use its chemical laws to stop most microplastics and...

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.  
PP

Axion urge the recycling sector to develop solution for PP films

Recovery firm Axion has urged the recycling industry to develop a plan to recover the 100,000 tonnes of polypropylene (PP) film put...
Waitrose bags

Waitrose to remove fruit and vegetable plastic bags by 2019

Retailer Waitrose has announced that it is removing loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags by spring 2019 and 5p single use plastic carrier bags by...
Melissa Price

Australia to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable 

The Australian Minister for the Environment Melissa Price has announced that all packaging is to be 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 or earlier.  This...
plastic

Marks & Spencer launch eco-shopping bag to prevent plastic waste 

Retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced a new eco-shopping bag that it said will help prevent waste and reduce poverty among people living in Haiti and the...
fabric care

P&G fabric care products to reduce plastic in its packaging by 30%

Product manufacturer Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has announced that its brands Ariel, Lenor and other fabric care products across Europe will aim to reduce plastic use...
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