Plastics Friday 24 November 2017
24 November 2017

China’s minister for environment signals tough stance on imports

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has this week signalled that it will take a tough line on the new regulations governing the import of “solid waste” into the country under its revised regulations. [caption id="...

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22 November 2017

FCC disappointed over lack of reuse support in Budget

 

Waste management firm FCC Environment has expressed disappointment that measures to incentivise reuse did not feature in the government’s Budget announcement. Responding to today’s proposals Paul Taylor, FCC’s chief ...

22 November 2017

CIWM: ‘Positive Budget for resource and waste sector’

 

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management welcomed today’s Budget announcement as “positive” for the waste sector. CIWM singled out the £30 million of extra funding over the next four years to help the Environment ...

22 November 2017

Government to investigate single-use plastic charges

 

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced plans to investigate how the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items can reduce waste. And, following the announcement in the chancellor's Autumn Budget statement today (22 ...

20 November 2017

Green taxes backed ahead of Budget

 

The waste management and recycling sector has responded positively to an anticipated consultation on environmental taxes, ahead of Wednesday’s Budget. While Defra is already consulting on a bottle deposit scheme, further ...

17 November 2017

China moves toward 0.5% contamination limit

 

Further details have emerged of the proposed revised standard for the export of materials to China for recycling, which could now be set at 0.5% allowable levels of contrary material rather than the originally proposed 0.3%. ...

16 November 2017

Wood recyclers angry over Agency stance on fire template

 

Wood recyclers have voiced their concerns at a decision by the Environment Agency to reject parts of its proposed waste wood fire prevention plan (FPP) template. Speaking at the conference on Fire prevention and control in...

10 November 2017

Balance needed over food waste and plastic liners, says WRAP

 

Operators of anaerobic digestor plants have signalled that concerns about plastic being found in digestate for spreading on fields will be reduced if guidance published this week by WRAP is followed. But, it is unclear what ...

9 November 2017

BBIA and Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for oxo plastics ban

 

The Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has announced it is one of over 150 companies endorsing a call from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging. According to BBIA, oxo-...

China 9 November 2017

China set to impose 1% limit rather than 0.3%

 

EXCLUSIVE: Indications are emerging that the revised standard for the export of materials to China for recycling could be set at 1% allowable levels of contrary material rather than the originally proposed 0.3%. China’s Ministry...

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