Plastics Saturday 16 February 2019
6 February 2019

Biffa gets green light for Durham PET recycling facility

Biffa has been given the green light to develop a 37,000 tonnes-per-annum capacity PET plastic bottle reprocessing facility in Seaham, County Durham. The company was awarded planning consent for the development by Durham council ...


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.


11 January 2019

Plastics news round-up (11/01/2019)


With news on: Plastics network launched; recycled polymer commitment; London plastics confusion, and; call for collection improvements. ‘Circular’ plastics network launched

10 January 2019

App seeks to boost Canary Wharf on-the-go recycling


Office workers and visitors to the iconic Canary Wharf estate in east London are being encouraged to use a smartphone app to ‘simplify and incentivise’ on-the-go recycling. Developed by London-based start-up HELPFUL, the app ...

2 January 2019

Deposit return scheme trials move forward


Two trials of deposit return schemes are taking steps forward following the release of details on Defra’s proposals for a UK scheme in its Waste Strategy published last month. Iceland Today, retailer Iceland has reported...

2 January 2019

Defra seeks views on extended carrier bag charge


The government is consulting on plans to increase the minimum charge for retailers issuing single-use carrier bags to 10p, as well as extending the charge to cover smaller shops. Introduced in October 2015 – the charge was aimed...

19 December 2018

Plastic export market ‘under threat’ from Basel proposals


Proposals to amend the Basel Convention – the international treaty on waste shipments – could make it more difficult to export mixed plastic wastes, such as mixed plastic bottles, for recycling. Changes to the Convention, ...

17 December 2018

Gove to face Creagh after resources strategy launch


Secretary of state for the environment, Michael Gove is to be questioned in Parliament this week on the new Resources and Waste Strategy, just 24 hours after it is published. The strategy is out tomorrow (18 December) and will ...

14 December 2018

Waste firms back 35% recycled content requirement


The body representing waste management companies across Europe is seeking to drive support for potential new EU legislation mandating the use of recycled material in plastic drinks bottles. FEAD – the European Federation of ...

6 December 2018

Funding offered for plastic waste research


Up to £60 million government funding has been announced for projects aimed at tackling plastic waste. The announcement of funding came yesterday from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, as part of its ...

6 December 2018

Convenience ‘key’ to DRS success, Recoup suggests


A survey carried out by Recoup has found that 20% of participants would not be willing to travel to return their drinks containers as part of a deposit return scheme. The result was part of consumer insight research by plastics ...

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