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EU to put forward plastics plan

Following China’s decision to ban imports of foreign recyclable material, the EU is to put forward an urgent plan to clean up Europe’s act and...

BPF warns Iceland that it will increase its environmental footprint

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has admitted surprise at British supermarket chain Iceland’s decision to eliminate or drastically reduce plastics packaging by the end...

Industry critical of UK government for ignoring recycling and food waste

A failure to mention recycling or the issue of food waste has been highlighted by industry associations in light of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s...

UK government confirms plastics waste initiatives

British Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled the UK government’s 25-year environment plan, which includes proposed policies to eliminate 'avoidable plastics waste'. Speaking at the...

Children’s book dives into the marine litter debate

A children’s book has been released by Waste Free Oceans that attempts to raise awareness of plastics in the seas. Called ‘Plastian The Little...

WPO targets global food waste

The new president of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) has outlined a strategy that focuses on the eradication of global hunger and poverty through...
Recycling of PET bottle down in the US

Sun and Suez respond to plastics tax

Two more companies have spoken out over the British Chancellor's call for evidence on single-use plastics this week, with one calling it a broad-brush...

BTC welcomes chance to explore alternatives to plastics tax

Following British Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s call for evidence for single-use plastics, the British Takeaway Campaign (BTC) - an umbrella group spearheaded by online food...

UK associations oppose budget push for single-use plastics tax

During his budget speech today, British chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond has called for evidence on how taxes and charges on single-use plastics...

‘Fish and chips tax’ leaves bad taste in the mouth for...

The British chancellor, Phillip Hammond, is expected to announce a 'call for evidence' as to how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics could...

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