Plastics Wednesday 21 November 2018
19 November 2018

Retailers differ over plastic bag alternatives

National retailers are offering differing alternatives to single-use plastic bags, as both the Co-op and Marks & Spencer are bringing in new initiatives. The Co-op is rolling-out compostable carrier bags to more than 1,000 of ...


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20 November 2018

Swindon MP opens ‘plastic-to-oil’ machine factory


The MP for North Swindon has opened a “headquarters and manufacturing facility” for plastics-to-oil company Recycling Technologies. Justin Tomlinson, the Conservative MP and a former marketing executive, expressed delight that...

15 November 2018

WRAP sets out actions in Plastics Pact roadmap


Key actions businesses should take to help stop plastic packaging polluting the environment have been laid out by WRAP in the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, ...

7 November 2018

Viridor collaborates with brands on product packaging


Viridor has announced it is working with a number of leading highstreet retail brands to ensure product packaging can survive the sorting process at its UK polymer recycling facilities. According to Viridor, collaboration across ...

7 November 2018

EU discussions centre on single use plastics


Lobby groups who are keen to see the European Parliament’s idea of having at least 35% of recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025 are keeping the pressure on within Europe as discussions take place in Brussels. Crucial ...

5 November 2018

TerraCycle teams up with producers on complex packaging


Three recycling schemes for traditionally difficult to recycle packaging products have been announced in recent weeks, in partnership with specialist recycling firm TerraCycle. And, the company will work with waste management firm Suez which ...

1 November 2018

EU ministers seek clarity on single-use plastics


Environment ministers from EU member states have called for strict guidelines on the definition of ‘single-use’ plastics, as part of new EU regulations being drawn up to reduce plastic waste. The European Commission is ...

31 October 2018

Plastics recycled content tax gets the thumbs-up


Chancellor Philip Hammond’s star Budget environmental measure of a tax on plastic packaging, which uses less than 30% recycled content, has generally been welcomed by the recycling sector, with responses ranging from 'game-changer' to '...

29 October 2018

Chancellor promises tax to boost plastic recycling


Government will levy a tax on single-use plastic packaging which contains less than 30% recycled content, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced today in his autumn budget statement. The measure was described as one of a package ...

29 October 2018

Opinion: Dealing with market changes


OPINION: Waste and recycling expert, Paul Dumpleton, director of CSD Ltd reflects on changes in overseas recycling markets. The recent changes in the Asian market should come as no surprise as there have been a progression of ...

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