Plastics Friday 18 October 2019
15 October 2019

WRAP plastics report finds ‘UK capacity challenge’

WRAP has said it is “imperative” to develop new plastics reprocessing infrastructure in the UK as it today (October 15) published its latest market situation report for plastics. [caption id="attachment_83636" align="...


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.


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

16 October 2019

Biffa calls for ban on plastic exports


Biffa has called for a ban on the export of plastic waste in order to drive plastic recycling in the UK. The waste management company said that recycling plastic at home in the UK would retain the material as a resource, ...

16 October 2019

Farm films scheme agreed amid capacity concerns


A national voluntary scheme has been agreed for the collection of farm plastics in the UK, but concerns have been raised that there is insufficient capacity in the UK to process the material. The proposed scheme will be called ...

8 October 2019

Unilever to cut virgin plastic use in half


Unilever has announced plans to cut its use of virgin plastics in half by 2025 in a move which could help boost global demand for recycled material. The consumer goods giant – which owns brands including Dove and Ben & ...

7 October 2019

Ince plans laid for ‘plastic to hydrogen’ plant


Peel Environmental has submitted plans to Cheshire West and Chester council for a £7 million ‘waste plastic to hydrogen plant’ near Ellesmere Port. The application forms part of a £130 million deal Peel has signed with ...

7 October 2019

Recycling firm Plasticity (Worldwide) enters liquidation


Liquidators have been appointed at Staffordshire-based plastics recycling company, Plasticity (Worldwide) Ltd, which has debts of more than £2 million. A notice last month in the UK’s official record publication, the Gazette, ...

4 October 2019

Defra assures councils ‘new burdens’ will be funded


A top Defra official has reinforced the government’s commitment to cover the costs of national changes to household waste collections which are likely to be set out in an Environment Bill later this year. Chris Preston, ...

2 October 2019

Agency’s POPs letter puts WEEE reuse in question


WEEE collectors and processors are digesting the implication of new guidance on the handling of WEEE plastics to minimise the risks posed by persistent organic pollutants (POPs). It is likely that the guidance will result in a ...

1 October 2019

Asda replaces black plastic in ready meal trays


Supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will move its own brand fresh ready meal range to coloured PET plastic packaging, replacing black plastic to aid recyclability. Launching nationwide from 3 November, 97 of Asda’s ...

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