Plastics Wednesday 13 November 2019
8 November 2019

SUPs: Warning over ‘unintended consequences’

Plastics recyclers have warned that the regulatory framework behind the reduction of single use plastics (SUPs) could cause "serious unintended consequences”. This was the general verdict from the 2019 British Plastics ...


With the latest news on plastics recycling and policy developments relevant to the sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


7 November 2019

Craemer expands with second Telford site


Plastics manufacturer Craemer Group is expanding with the opening of a second facility at Hortonwood West in Telford. The £25 million site for plastics injection moulding will be used to produce wheelie bins, pallets and ...

31 October 2019

Halloween news round-up (31/10/19)


With news on; Oxford blames pumpkins for November food waste spike; Try second hand costumes this Halloween, says Zero Waste Scotland; Tewkesbury warns residents about Halloween plastic waste; ReFood urges action on pumpkin waste, and; ...

29 October 2019

UK and EU prepare for single use plastic bans


Single use plastic products are no longer just being discouraged – both the UK and the European Union are set to make some of these products illegal. As Defra produces draft legislation banning plastic straws, cotton buds and stirrers and the ...

28 October 2019

Glass DRS ‘best for planet and consumers’


The inclusion of glass in Scotland’s proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is best “both for the planet and for consumers”, says Zero Waste Scotland. The comments come in response to heavy criticism from the glass industry ...

24 October 2019

News in brief (24/10/19)


With news on; BPF creates a sustainable packaging design tool; Record turnover for VWS Software Solutions; Suez invites visitors for Heritage Open Days 2019; LSS launches new ‘big yellow’ website, and; Monmouthshire opens new recycle shop at ...

24 October 2019

Aluminium and plastics boost in Q3 PRN data


The release of 2019 Q3 packaging waste recycling and recovery data has sparked optimism from some packaging experts that the prices for aluminium and plastic PRNs will ease, although concerns have been raised over how robust the latest ...

22 October 2019

Vegware provides guidance for processors


Compostable packaging producer Vegware has released new visual guidance for biowaste processors handling their products. With increasing volumes of compostable packaging entering processing facilities, Vegware says that its ...

21 October 2019

Chemical recycling of plastics ‘10 years away’


It would be “optimistic” to suggest that chemical recycling will become a viable outlet for waste plastics inside the next decade, a specialist in the sector has said. The comments came from Rob de Ruiter, business executive ...

18 October 2019

People news round-up (17/10/19)


With news on; environment director selected for Newham council; Restore Datashred announce new managing director; WRAP appoints three new trustees; Berry bpi gains business development manager; new chair of Natural Resources Wales appointed

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