Plastics Wednesday 18 July 2018
18 July 2018

Plastics focus at Resource Association awards

Resource Association chair Robbie Warden has welcomed government and public support for measures to tackle pollution after what he described as 12 months of uncertainty and surprises. [caption id="attachment_124748" align="...


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27 April 2018

Ellen MacArthur highlights global reach of Plastics Pact


The global significance of the newly-agreed Plastics Pact was highlighted at its official launch last night in London. Addressing representatives of the 40 businesses who have signed up to the Pact, Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder ...

26 April 2018

40 businesses sign up to ‘plastics pact’


More than 40 businesses, which are responsible for 80% of plastic packaging sold through UK supermarkets, have signed up to a ‘pact’ to tackle plastic pollution. The UK Plastics Pact, which will be launched later today by WRAP...

China 24 April 2018

BIR concern over Chinese scrap measures


The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has given its interpretation of last week’s announcement by the Chinese government about the extension of import restrictions of solid wastes. In a statement, the BIR said that ...

24 April 2018

China to respond ‘soon’ over import concerns


China's trade authorities are to respond 'as soon as possible' to global concerns over restrictions on the import of waste products to the country. Last Friday (20 April), a meeting of the Committee on Import Licensing of the ...

One Show 24 April 2018

Viridor adds to One Show message on plastics


Viridor and the BBC’s the One Show have combined their resources over the need to act now to stem the tide of beach and ocean plastics. The waste management company's reprocessing and collection operations were ...

20 April 2018

Further Chinese import restrictions announced


The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has announced that China will ban imports of 32 types of solid waste by the end of 2019, including waste plastics from industrial sources. Further specialised material restrictions ...

16 April 2018

Commonwealth meeting sees £61m for waste projects


Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a £61.4 million package of waste funding which will help countries across the Commonwealth stop plastic waste from entering the oceans. The announcement came as the Prime Minister also...

9 April 2018

50% recycled content for M&S mac


Retail giant Marks & Spencer today (9 April) unveiled a pack away mac made from 50% recycled polyester, sourced from used plastic bottles. A spokeswoman for the retailer said that "The pack away mac has been designed a part of...

4 April 2018

Unilever supports plastic conversion technology


Unilever has partnered with one of the world’s largest PET producers to pioneer a new technology which converts PET waste back into virgin grade material for use in food packaging. The consumer goods company will be teaming ...

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