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Senior industry delegates met at Defra's Nobel House on Thursday 20 January 2017

Defra preparing for adoption of Circular Economy package

The UK will continue to play an active role in negotiations over the EU’s Circular Economy (CE) package, stakeholders were told this week (20 January) by Defra officials. Some civil servants within the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs also anticipate that the UK will opt to adhere to the proposals outlined in...

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VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video, we report on Sheffield council's decision to re-tender its 35-year waste services contract. Also, we provide details of Unilever's pledge to use '100% recyclable' plastics across its ...

Consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble – manufacturer of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand – has announced the production of a recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled plastic collected from beaches. The ...

Councillors in Sheffield have voted in favour of a motion to pursue an early end to the city council’s 35-year waste services contract with Veolia from April 2018, with a view to securing a ‘new and improved’ contract. At a ...

London-based waste management firm Bywaters has taken delivery of two 3.5 tonne cage-tipper vehicles to provide a ‘rapid response’ collection service. The vehicles, which have been designed to reach customers ‘as soon as ...

Steve Morgan, technical manager at plastics recycling body Recoup, looks at research into consumer attitudes to recycling of plastic packaging. In our recent research project (

Representative of four major supermarkets were questioned by MPs yesterday (18 January) over their efforts to tackle food waste. Officials from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose ...

Consumers continue to be confused about which plastics can and cannot be recycled – research conducted on behalf of the Pledge 4 Plastics campaign has suggested.

Non-preferential creditors of New Earth Solutions Group could receive a dividend of between 4-8 pence for every pound invested in the waste business, a report by administrators has suggested. According to a progress report by ...

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News that Sheffield city council is to vote on scrapping its 35-year waste deal with Veolia this month will disconcert some of the major players in the UK waste sector – but the move is not wholly unexpected. Indeed, Sheffield...

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In terms of producer responsibility, the UK’s packaging waste recovery note (PRN) system has to be the most well-known and well-developed. Perhaps the most remarkable point about the whole system is how it has survived since the mid-1990s ...

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Given recent press coverage of business failures in the plastics recycling sector – you’d be forgiven for thinking that the mood amongst plastics recyclers would be one of gloom. However, at Peterborough’s Kingsgate ...

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