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="...


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.


28 March 2018

Gulf opens between Suez and CPRE over deposit scheme


Waste management firm Suez UK was praised today (28 March) by the Campaign for Protection of Rural England for supporting  a deposit return system for the UK. But, the waste company, following publication of new research, has clarified its ...

28 March 2018

Applause for DRS but councils wary of impact


Today’s announcement that there will be a Deposit Return Scheme in England, subject to consultation, has been welcomed by the waste management sector and charities although local authorities have expressed a more cautious approach ahead of ...

28 March 2018

Deposit scheme to fit in with ‘other measures’


Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed today (28 March) that the government will introduce some form of deposit return system (DRS) for single use drinks containers. A deposit scheme could cover plastic and glass bottles, as well ...

27 March 2018

China confirms domestic waste controls


The Chinese government has defended its measures restricting the imports of certain materials for recycling after concerns were voiced by several exporting nations, including the European Union and the US. And, China has confirmed that it is ...

26 March 2018

European data signals slower growth in plastics recycling


Packaging recycling organisations on the European Continent have reported slow growth in the recycling of plastic packaging to 40.9% in figures released today (26 March). The data, compiled by Conversion, has been released by the...

22 March 2018

Veolia introduces ‘street solution’ to coffee cups


A street solution to recycle coffee cups has been launched by Veolia, in partnership with Westminster city council and the Heart of London Business Alliance. The scheme will see Westminster street-sweepers become ‘mobile ...

14 March 2018

Waste industry seeking to work with Treasury on plastic tax


A focus on using taxes to reduce plastic waste raised by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has been described as a ‘strong first step’, but waste experts have called for measures to encourage greater recycling of the material. ...

13 March 2018

Hammond in pledge on single-use plastics


Chancellor Philip Hammond today pledged that the government is to tackle single-use plastic waste damaging the environment. In his Spring financial statement today (13 March), Mr Hammond announced a call for evidence on how ...

13 March 2018

Recycling Technologies firms up plans for Scottish pyrolysis plant


The creators from a company behind a machine which they say can turn all post-consumer plastics into oil have distanced themselves from similar ideas in the past which failed to come to fruition. And, at the end of February, the ...

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