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Energy-from-Waste facility gets green light 

Joint venture partners Covanta Holding Corporation and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), have confirmed that the Newhurst Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facility in Leicestershire, UK, has...

PLASTICS’ president condemns US bill

A US bill called the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2020 has been blasted as more interested in garnering headlines than it...

Biffa opens PET recycling plant and plots for tubs and trays

Biffa has opened a recycling facility that “helps the UK address plastics waste and the climate emergency”, said the company’s chief executive ahead of...

UK supermarket launches £1bn Net Zero commitment

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is to halve its use of plastics packaging by 2025, in what it claims to be first commitment of this...

Reports wide of the mark in mainstream press

A raft of media outlets today are incorrectly reporting that UK supermarket chain Tesco is eliminating 350 million tonnes of plastics from the environment...

Seismic polymer shift coming from China

China is set to lead the world in banning single-use plastics that have no real societal value, says a senior Asia consultant for market...

Plastics policies will harm China’s PE imports

Polyethylene (PE) import volumes into China are likely to be impacted by policies announced by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission and the...

Detroit receives significant recycling investment

The US city of Detroit is receiving nearly $1 million in grants to support the largest expansion of recycling in its history as part...

BPF highlights valuable plastics contributions

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has developed an online resource that relates plastics to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and highlights areas...

ALPLA to help speed up BP Infinia commercialisation

Packaging converter ALPLA Group has joined a new consortium for the chemical recycling of PET. The consortium is seeking to speed up the commercialisation...

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