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With news on: Pandemic sees sales of single-use plastics soar; Envar to provide dedicated compostable packaging service; Cromwell Polythene donates film for PPE; Geminor begins supplying LDPE to Denmark.

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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.

NEWS ARCHIVE

10 March 2020

Plastics tax ‘not yet backed by producers’

 

Producers will only support a 'plastics tax' if there is evidence that money raised will be reinvested into the recycling system, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). David Bellamy, senior environment policy manager ...

5 March 2020

Veolia ‘refocusing’ paper business

 

Veolia's chief operating officer, Estelle Brachlianoff, who was the company's UK chief executive,  has spelt out how the company is tackling the sharp fall in recovered paper prices to ensure profitability. The details came as the ...

4 March 2020

Energy ‘advantage’ for recycling at Avonmouth

 

VIDEO REPORT: Using energy derived from a waste to energy plant to serve the plastics recycling/reprocessing process is “long overdue”, according to Phil Piddington, managing director of Viridor. Waste ...

3 March 2020

Legislation to ban plastic straws enters parliament

 

Legislation to ban the supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds has been laid in Parliament today (March 3), in a bid to reduce the impact of single-use plastic waste on the environment. In England, it is estimated that...

28 February 2020

Clear on Plastics to ‘bust myths’

 

Resources charity WRAP is to launch a campaign this week called ‘Clear on Plastics’, partly in an attempt to justify the rationale for using plastics packaging. Explaining the new campaign, Peter Maddox, director of WRAP UK, ...

27 February 2020

Viridor launches plastics collaboration project

 

Viridor has today (27 February) announced a collaboration aimed at allowing Wales and the south west of England to give all plastic consumed in the area a “recycling solution”. At its ‘Rubbish to Resource’ event held today...

27 February 2020

Mixed recycling ‘doubles contamination’

 

Commingled recycling collections can lead to twice as much contamination when compared with separate streams, according to paper recycling specialists DS Smith. The company said today (27 February) that in the last year it ...

27 February 2020

Jayplas commits to UK with £10m film plant

 

Jayplas has asserted its commitment to recycling in the UK in the wake of opening a "state-of-the-art" plastic film sorting facility near Birmingham. The £10 million plant is located at the plastic recycling company’s site at ...

26 February 2020

Biffa seals plastics deal with Müller UK

 

Biffa has won a contract to supply dairy company Müller UK with food grade recycled High-Density Polyethylene (rHDPE) plastic to be used in all its milk bottles. Continuing a working relationship which began in 2016, the contract...

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