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WRAP launches UK Plastics Pact

A number of major UK companies have signed a pact aimed at transforming the country's plastics packaging system. The agreement includes a key target...

Stadler calls for uniform recycling to meet proposed EU targets

Germany-based international sorting system specialist, Stadler Engineering, has called for a uniform approach to waste collection and the end of co-mingled recycling if new...

Coffee retailer to supplement disposable cup collections

UK-based retailer Costa Coffee is launching a scheme that will make it 'cup-neutral' by 2020 after lamenting the poor uptake of its ‘bring back’ scheme...

BPF welcomes UK government’s waste fund

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has welcomed the British Prime Minister, Theresa May's pledge of £61.4 million ($87.9m) towards tackling the issue of plastics...

Partnership aims to convert waste into virgin grade material

A food packaging system has been developed by a collaboration of three companies that targets the conversion of PET waste into virgin grade material....

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...

London recycling rate is ‘rubbish’, claims environment report

The London Assembly Environment Committee has published a report that labels the UK capital’s recycling rate as “rubbish” and makes a series of robust...

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...

Feedstock standards are needed, claims BPF

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has renewed its call for the creation of standards for feedstock material in the much-maligned UK recycling industry, and...

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