Paper Friday 22 September 2017
13 September 2017

Defra hosts China recycling exports meeting

A meeting is being held today (September 14) at the offices of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as part of a government bid to find out more about the concerns over export restrictions to China.


With the latest news and past articles about waste paper or paper for recycling. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


7 September 2017

Government ‘looking into implications’ of China restrictions


The UK government is examining the potential impact of measures proposed by China regarding the export of recyclables. The monitoring comes in the wake of tighter controls drafted by China to ensure that recyclables sent there ...

29 August 2017

Recycling Association in warning over China rule changes


Implementation of more restrictions on the importing of materials for recycling into China could hit China’s income from the European region, the Recycling Association has warned. The Association’s comments come in ...

29 August 2017

Consultation closes on revised China import rules


Consultation closed before the Bank Holiday weekend (25 August) on proposals from China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection over changes to import controls of materials for recycling within the country. The consultation ...

22 August 2017

Worcestershire man sentenced for waste offences


The sole director of Arrow Gypsum Recycling has been sentenced for two charges relating to waste on a site in Norton, Worcestershire. Mark Smyth, aged 40, from Pershore, Worcestershire was sentenced on 16 August to 12 months ...

16 August 2017

Obituary: Peter Dyer, past IWPPA president


The death has been announced of a former president of the Independent Waste Paper Processors Association (IWPPA), Peter Dyer. Mr Dyer died on Saturday 12 August 2017 at the age of 86. His son, also Peter, recalls that his ...

16 August 2017

EA updates export guidance for range of materials


Updated guidance relating to the export of packaging, batteries and waste electrical items for recycling has been issued by the Environment Agency. The guidance relates to the rules surrounding the need to send materials to plants...

China 9 August 2017

Councils and waste firms must act over exports, ministers told


Government was told today by the paper sector that local authorities and waste management companies are among those that must act to help ensure standards are met for the export of recyclables. The message to councils and waste ...

8 August 2017

Kerbside carton collection hits ‘66% coverage’


Trade group the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has reported that local authorities collecting cartons for recycling from the kerbside has hit 66%. However, ACE UK was unable to give an indication of the...

21 July 2017

N. Ireland agencies partner over waste site fires


Three organisations in Northern Ireland have joined together in a bid to reduce fire risk at waste facilities. The three hope that a programme being developed by them will also help to minimise the risk to firefighters when ...

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