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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...

Agricultural film regulation could be damaging, claims PRE

The European market for recycled plastics from agriculture could be disrupted if the European Parliament’s draft report on regulating the CE marking of fertilising products...

Packaging Regulations non-compliance costs companies millions

UK businesses have paid more than £3.5 million ($4.5m) since 2011 for breaching the Packaging Regulations, claims Kite Environmental Solutions, which operates one of...