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Producers set to foot the bill for their waste

Retailers and producers of packaging in England may be forced to foot the bill for the recycling or disposal of their packaging waste under...

Chemical recycling ‘breakthrough’ needs government help, claims pioneer

A UK-based chemical recycling pioneer has predicted 2019 to be the “breakthrough year” for the process but is calling on government to support the...

Convenience is pivotal to a UK deposit scheme, say consumers

More than half of consumers think that 10p (US$0.13) is sufficient a deposit to incentivise them to return packaging for recycling, while most are...

Chemical associations back Brexit plan

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have released a joint statement backing the draft Brexit agreement and calling it...

EC applauds commitments but says more needs to be done

The European Commission (EC) has commended the industry’s commitment to recycling plastics but says that more demand will be needed to achieve the objective...

KHS to build global presence as PET market continues to thrive

Confident of on-going growth in the PET market, filling and packaging systems supplier KHS has revealed plans to increase its global presence over the...

Exporters urged to comply with new German Packaging Act

Companies that sell goods to Germany have less than two months to comply with the country’s updated packaging laws or face fines of up...

AMERIPEN calls for “collaborative approach” to US circular economy

As the vision of a circular economy grows, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment (AMERIPEN) has called for a collaborative effort to...

Non-recycled packaging tax will create big hurdles, say analysts

A new tax on the manufacture and import of plastics packaging that contains less than 30 per cent recycled plastics will be costly and...

Single-use plastics ban not realistic, claims European Bioplastics

The reduction of single-use plastics needs to tie in with circular economy consumption realities in Europe, says European Bioplastics (EUBP) in response to today’s...

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