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European Bioplastics applauds waste legislation efforts

Trade association European Bioplastics (EUBP) has congratulated the European Parliament's Environment Committee on its strong efforts and the results of yesterday's vote on the waste...
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Shampoo bottle gets a beach body for summer

Global shampoo brand Head & Shoulders (H&S) is to launch in a recyclable bottle made from up to 25 per cent recycled beach plastics...

RPC moves into waste storage with acquisition

RPC Group is to acquire ESE World B.V. from Stirling Square Capital Partners for €262.5 million ($273m) as it looks to enter into a...

DuPont launches virtuous project

The Virtuous Circle project has been launched in South Africa by DuPont and aims to employ a three pillar approach that addresses the challenge...

Two thirds of UK packaging going to landfill

Two thirds of all plastics packaging used for consumer products in the UK is being sent to landfill or incineration with only one third...

Marine Society seeing benefits of bag charge

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has said that the number of plastics bags found on UK beaches has almost halved in a year, with...

BPF criticises bottle deposit scheme motion

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) believe calls from UK Green Party leader Caroline Lucas for a bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) to be applied...

Bag voters have made mistake, says association

The American Progressive Bag Alliance executive director Lee Califf believes Californian voters have set themselves up for a “serious case of buyer’s remorse” in...

PET bottle collections up in Europe

The recycling and collection volumes of PET bottles in Europe increased by five per cent to over 1.8 million tonnes in 2015 compared to...

Changes to EPR need more thought, says recycler

Vanden Recycling has said that it welcomes the Environmental Services Association (ESA) report into reform of the packaging producer responsibility system, but suggested that...

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