Plastics Friday 18 January 2019
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...


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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 ...

26 October 2018

Q3 PRN figures prompt mixed response


There has been a mixed reaction from packaging recycling experts to the third quarter packaging recycling data released this week. The Q3 packaging data, published on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) website, shows the...

25 October 2018

Plastics ‘recycling to oil’ ambitions expand


A fourth company which claims to have the technology to turn waste plastics into oil  has announced its intentions to set up a plant in the UK. Plastics Energy, which says it operates two industrial plants in Seville and Almeria ...

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