Plastics Thursday 21 February 2019
18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform

Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...


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25 September 2018

Co-op to roll-out compostable carrier bags


The Co-op has announced its plans to roll-out single use compostable carrier bags to almost 1,400 of its food stores. The retailer explained that after the bags are used to carry shopping, they can then be reused as food waste ...

20 September 2018

Compost quality ‘to improve’ with PAS 100 revisions


Revisions to make the compost quality standard – PAS 100 – “more robust” came into effect yesterday (19 September). Changes to the standard include a new clause to make clear the existing requirements for compost producers...

20 September 2018

Council plastic collection quality ‘a concern’


The quality of plastic packaging collected by local authorities “is increasingly becoming a concern”, despite collection rates for plastic packaging increasing from last year. The comments come as part of RECOUP’s 2018 UK ...

19 September 2018

Ecosurety agrees PRN deal with Recycling Technologies


UK packaging compliance scheme Ecosurety has agreed to buy PRNs which are expected to be produced from Recycling Technologies' plastics reprocessing machines in the future. The deal is estimated by Recycling Technologies to be ...

18 September 2018

Plastic exporter hit by PRN suspension


Plastic waste exports from the UK have been dealt a further blow with the Environment Agency confirming this week that an exporter of plastic packaging waste for recycling has had its accreditation suspended under the PRN system. ...

18 September 2018

WEEE projects ‘fast-tracked’ for Fee funding


Two projects have been fast-tracked for funding worth nearly £1 million as part of a payout of money raised last year through the WEEE Compliance Fee. The largest project will be led by the Industry Council for Electronics ...

strategy 17 September 2018

Coffey outlines waste strategy contents


Councils could have to pay back money to householders for bottles that residents put out for recycling at the kerbside under proposals for the Deposit Return Scheme. And, there will be a connection between Defra’s Resources and ...

14 September 2018

European Parliament passes plastics strategy


A “positive” vote by the European Parliament yesterday (September 13) on an EU strategy for plastics, has been broadly welcomed by the waste management sector.   Pan-European waste body, FEAD, whose members are national waste...

13 September 2018

Plastic policy at centre of Biffa talk


The prospect of transforming the plastics system in the UK was at the centre of discussions yesterday (September 12) at the Biffa breakfast meeting.  Jeff Rhodes, head of environment & external affairs at Biffa, was ...

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