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APR urges California to sign recycling bill

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) today strongly urged California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill into law that it believes will improve...

Plastics packaging cannot foot the bill for Brexit, warns EuPC

Taxing the plastics industry is likely to accelerate the way to a recession in Europe, warns trade association European Plastics Converters (EuPC), in response...

Plain packaging could cost beverage industry over $400bn

More than $400 billion is at stake if plain packaging legislation is extended to alcohol and sugary drinks worldwide, according to a new report...

‘All-in’ DRS prevents abuse, claims Axion

The head of consulting at resource recovery specialist Axion has backed an ‘all-in’ deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in England, saying that...

Tesco wages war on excess packaging

UK-based supermarket chain Tesco has launched the second phase of its Remove, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle plan, which will see the retailer eliminate the hardest-to-recycle materials...

Aptar and NCC partnership targets SUP compliance

AptarGroup has entered into exclusive partnership with Japan’s Nippon Closures (NCC) to cross-license technology for tethered beverage closures. Together, Aptar, a supplier of dispensing, drug...

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'...

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