The New York City's (NYC) Mayor office has announced that the residential recycling system is now accepting all rigid plastics - including toys, hangers, shampoo bottles, coffee cups and food containers - due to the capacity at the new SIMS municipal recycling facility in the city.
Plastics recycler, Eco Plastics, has called on the UK Government to introduce mandatory targets after it completed its consultation on the launch of a Code of Practice for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs).
Ecover and Closed Loop Recycling have launched an initiative to recycle waste plastics from the seas around the UK at Closed Loop's Dagenham facility and re-used in new packaging, the companies announced at a press conference in London yesterday.
Higher recovery rates and particularly recycling rates are the main reasons for the rapid decline in the amount of used packaging sent for final disposal over the past 12 years, claims a report by the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment (Europen).
Resource efficiency can play a pivotal role in delivering economic growth and environmental benefits to the UK, said Dr Liz Goodwin, chief executive of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (Wrap) during the organisation's annual conference today.
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