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Tesco moves forward with reverse vending

UK supermarket Tesco is to trial in-store bottle return machines in anticipation of impending national policy. Consumers can claim 10p for every plastics bottle they...

French plastics law violates European legislation, claims Petcore Europe

A modification to French agricultural law that prohibits the availability of plastics containers and disposables for catering in school, university and nurseries is in...

Support for deposit scheme but ‘the devil is in the detail’,...

The beverage packaging industry has welcomed plans for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for single-use plastics, glass and metal drinks packaging in England but...

British firm welcomes EU’s stance on bioplastics

UK-based Biome Bioplastics has welcomed the European Union’s decision to change legislation to recognise the role that bioplastics can play in reducing waste and...

EU waste legislation recognises benefits of bioplastics

Provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015 recognise the benefits...

BPA is safe for humans, confirms FDA study

The largest-ever study on Bisphenol A (BPA) has confirmed that it is safe for consumers, says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which...

Recycling firm calls deposit scheme a ‘win’

The chief executive of Suez recycling and recovery UK has expressed his delight at the Environmental Audit Committee’s conclusion that the UK government should...

EAC report backs bottle deposit scheme and wants water on tap

A new UK parliamentary report has proposed a deposit return scheme for all PET drinks bottles, the introduction of a 'producer responsibility compliance fee'...

Clariant and Huntsman decide against merger

Contradictory to previous reports Clariant and Huntsman have decided to mutually terminate their proposed merger of equals. Despite the merger looking likely, the decision against...

EU framework delays harming the circular economy

The absence of EU legal framework on the safety of processes to recycle plastics for use in food contact materials prolongs the lack of...