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WRA urges Defra rethink over wood packaging targets

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called for Defra to keep packaging recycling targets for wood at a ‘high’ level, following proposals for targets up to 2030. The call formed a part of the WRA’s response to Defra...


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26 April 2019

Veolia’s Kirkman backs ‘proven’ DRS


Veolia’s chief innovation and technology officer for the UK has responded to concerns that a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers would be too costly to implement. The comments from Veolia's Richard Kirkman came in ...

24 April 2019

Biffa backs twin-stream recycling collection system


Waste management firm Biffa has outlined its 'recommended' system for household recycling, favouring the separate collection of paper and card. In a report published today (24 April), the national waste services firm suggests that...

23 April 2019

Suez calls for ‘hybrid’ EPR system


Suez has said that none of the four options set out in the government’s consultations on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system is “suitable in its entirety”. In a report released last week (18 April), the ...

17 April 2019

Think tank questions economics of DRS


The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has called for the government’s plans for a deposit return scheme in England to be abandoned unless “a more robust economic case” can be made. Following the launch of a report into the...

15 April 2019

‘A better model for Extended Producer Responsibility’


OPINION: Robbie Staniforth, head of policy at compliance specialist Ecosurety looks at the options for extended producer responsibility as set out in the government's consultations on the Resources and Waste Strategy.

4 April 2019

MP questions packaging waste compliance system


A Labour MP has called on the government to reduce the number of packaging compliance schemes operating in the UK, describing it as 'one of the big flaws' in the packaging compliance system. Anna McMorrin, the MP for Cardiff ...

2 April 2019

Tesco begins ‘plastics-to-oil’ pilot


Retailer Tesco is working with the Swindon-based company Recycling Technologies to carry out a pilot scheme in ten of its stores to collect difficult to recycle plastic and convert it into an oil product.   As part of the pilot, ...

29 March 2019

Ribena bottle redesign to aid MRF sorting


Drinks brand Ribena is to redesign the 500ml PET plastic bottles it produces for the drink in the UK, to make them easier to recycle within the current recycling infrastructure. A part of this will be the “reduction of the full ...

28 March 2019

MEPs agree single-use plastic measures


The European Parliament has approved legislation which paves the way for a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029, as well as a full ban on many single-use plastic products from 2021. The proposals, which also included ...

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