Concerns over plastic exports have been raised following a report by Greenpeace, which showed plastic waste shipped from the UK to Turkey illegally dumped and burned. Released this morning (17 May) the report, called 'Trashed', ...

One of the UK’s two UK newsprint mills, UPM Shotton, is to be sold to Eren Paper, a Turkish carboard and corrugated packaging business. Eren will change the mill into producing cardboard instead of newsprint. And, the materials ...

The ambition behind Defra’s proposals for extended producer responsibility (EPR) was welcomed at the Resources and Waste Strategy Revisted conference this week, amid warnings that producers are “shocked” by the cost of the proposed ...

FCC Environment says the upcoming few years before the next general election in 2024 promise to be “turbulent and taxing” for the waste management sector. The waste management company launched a report on 12 May examining the ...

Stakeholders involved in the consultations now underway on EPR, DRS and Consistency might not get another chance to change the system for 25 years, a packaging compliance expert warned today (12 May). Addressing the ...

Disruption to recycling services during the Covid-19 pandemic led to a 3.4 percentage point drop in England’s household recycling rate in the first quarter of 2020/21, Defra statistics have shown. Published this morning (12 May...

Figures from across the waste industry have reacted to the Queen’s speech yesterday (11 May), which marked the opening of parliament. The Queen outlined how the government will “lead the way” internationally through the ...

Telford and Wrekin council has contributed £200,000 towards the £500,000 operation to tackle the fire at the former Greenway Polymers site in Ketley, Shropshire. The huge blaze, which involves large piles of abandoned waste, has...