Plastics Tuesday 20 August 2019
8 August 2019

Indonesian contamination proposals ‘unworkable’

Plans to implement a zero percentage outthrow policy for the import of waste paper and plastics into Indonesia for reprocessing have been described as ‘unworkable’ by the Recycling Association. The association, which ...


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20 August 2019

Co-op calls for quicker council action on food waste


Supermarket chain, the Co-op, has urged English local authorities to speed up the roll-out of food waste collections and to accept compostable bags as part of the service. In a statement issued on Saturday, August 17, the Co-op ...

19 August 2019

West Berkshire petition to force debate on plastic collections


A petition from residents in West Berkshire could force the local council to debate its plastics recycling policy. Currently the only plastic recycled by West Berkshire council is plastic bottles. This policy applies to both ...

13 August 2019

Companies reach agreement on plastic waste gasification plants


Peel Environmental has signed an agreement for the development of up to 11 plants designed to produce hydrogen through small-scale gasification technology using plastic waste as a feedstock. Peel, which is a property and ...

12 August 2019

Government funding supports development in plastics


VIDEO REPORT: Ten projects have been offered funding from UK Research Innovation (UKRI) and Sky Ocean Ventures to find ways to tackle plastic waste. These include initiatives to create alternatives to plastic bottles, cosmetic ...

8 August 2019

News in Brief (08/08/2019)


With news on: Recycling grows in East Devon; Brighton and Hove council investigate recycling 'error'; Eunomia reviews National Trust’s waste strategy; University of Birmingham launches rare earth metal project; Sims Recycling Solutions to Plant...

8 August 2019

‘Stars aligned’ between industry and policy, says Sarah Heald


VIDEO REPORT: The importance of Viridor as part of the Pennon Group – which also owns South West Water – has been emphasised by Sarah Heald, director of corporate affairs and investor relations at Pennon. And, the Pennon ...

7 August 2019

News in brief (07/08/2019)


With news on: WRAP Global gets funding for food waste project in Mexico; Scottish DRS could see 90% litter reduction; East Kent Recycling gets permission for two new sites; and, Magnum launches recycled ice-cream tubs.

7 August 2019

Plastic water bottle alternatives ‘still harm the environment’


Campaign group and thinktank Green Alliance has warned of the potential environmental harm that can be caused by moving from plastic water bottles to alternatives such as cans and cartons, writes Lucy Lewin.  The organisation ...

6 August 2019

News in brief (06/08/2019)


With news on: Sainsbury's removes black plastic; Coffee cups used in greetings card range; council thanks residents for recycling; single-use bags slashed after 5p charge. Reporting by Lucy Lewin.