Plastics Tuesday 24 April 2018
One Show 24 April 2018

Viridor adds to One Show message on plastics

Viridor and the BBC’s the One Show have combined their resources over the need to act now to stem the tide of beach and ocean plastics. The waste management company's reprocessing and collection operations were ...


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20 April 2018

Further Chinese import restrictions announced


The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has announced that China will ban imports of 32 types of solid waste by the end of 2019, including waste plastics from industrial sources. Further specialised material restrictions ...

16 April 2018

Commonwealth meeting sees £61m for waste projects


Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a £61.4 million package of waste funding which will help countries across the Commonwealth stop plastic waste from entering the oceans. The announcement came as the Prime Minister also...

9 April 2018

50% recycled content for M&S mac


Retail giant Marks & Spencer today (9 April) unveiled a pack away mac made from 50% recycled polyester, sourced from used plastic bottles. A spokeswoman for the retailer said that "The pack away mac has been designed a part of...

4 April 2018

Unilever supports plastic conversion technology


Unilever has partnered with one of the world’s largest PET producers to pioneer a new technology which converts PET waste back into virgin grade material for use in food packaging. The consumer goods company will be teaming ...

28 March 2018

Gulf opens between Suez and CPRE over deposit scheme


Waste management firm Suez UK was praised today (28 March) by the Campaign for Protection of Rural England for supporting  a deposit return system for the UK. But, the waste company, following publication of new research, has clarified its ...

28 March 2018

Applause for DRS but councils wary of impact


Today’s announcement that there will be a Deposit Return Scheme in England, subject to consultation, has been welcomed by the waste management sector and charities although local authorities have expressed a more cautious approach ahead of ...

28 March 2018

Deposit scheme to fit in with ‘other measures’


Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed today (28 March) that the government will introduce some form of deposit return system (DRS) for single use drinks containers. A deposit scheme could cover plastic and glass bottles, as well ...

27 March 2018

China confirms domestic waste controls


The Chinese government has defended its measures restricting the imports of certain materials for recycling after concerns were voiced by several exporting nations, including the European Union and the US. And, China has confirmed that it is ...

26 March 2018

European data signals slower growth in plastics recycling


Packaging recycling organisations on the European Continent have reported slow growth in the recycling of plastic packaging to 40.9% in figures released today (26 March). The data, compiled by Conversion, has been released by the...

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