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EC president-elect vows to tackle microplastics

President of the European Commission (EC) Elect, Ursula von der Leyen, has placed the circular economy at the top of her agenda as she...

Europe in danger of missing 2025 target, claims ICIS

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth...

Villiers replaces Gove at Defra

The UK has its sixth different environment secretary since 2010 after new prime minister Boris Johnson appointed Theresa Villiers to the role....

‘All-in’ deposit return scheme eight times better, claims CPRE

An impact assessment carried out by the UK’s Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) has shown that the introduction of an 'all-in'...

PRE identifies ways to accelerate flexible packaging circularity

A number of bottlenecks, including low collection rates and low quality of input materials, will need to be overcome in order for new recycling...

UK government launches grant scheme to boost recycling

The UK government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a £4.7 million ($5.9m) grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastics...

Elipso backs “locomotive” deposit scheme

Plastics association Elipso has welcomed the French government’s consultation on deposit schemes for plastics bottles calling them a “locomotive for recycled PET as well...

A year on, UK Plastics Pact delivers on targets

The disappearance of unrecyclable plastics and polystyrene from UK supermarket shelves, and the removal of straws and plastics cutlery are the key developments from...

Councils struggle to cope with increased interest in recycling

UK councils are struggling to balance the increase in consumer interest in recycling with contamination levels in recycling material, RECycling of Used Plastics (RECOUP)...

AG Barr backs Scottish DRS

Scottish soft drinks producer AG Barr has backed the country’s deposit return scheme (DRS) for metal cans and drinks containers made of glass and...

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