Whole supply chain responsibility and is on the agenda for the Recycling Association in its new report on the Quality First Campaign, one year on from its launch last September.
The report, launched yesterday (12 September) at RWM 2017 in Birmingham, lays out how the Recycling Association believes the quality of UK material collected for recycling can be improved, while also acknowledging where progress has been achieved and how the Quality First campaign has pushed that.
Residents in Bristol and South Staffordshire are the latest to receive targeted messaging about recycling metal products as part of the MetalMatters programme, with help from compliance scheme Ecosurety.
Ethical smartphone manufacturer Fairphone has issued a challenge to the dominant approach of tech giants by announcing the first upgradeable smart phone modules in a bid to improve product sustainability and reduce waste.
The UK’s PRN system received a vote of confidence from Defra this month, but paper packaging producer and reprocessor DS Smith says that while the system is fine now, plans for future improvements should be considered.
The UK is currently on course to meet recycling obligations for all key packaging materials, according to new figures, though the potential Chinese ban on some imports could see more price volatility on the horizon.
New research from a team at US university UC Santa Barbara have discovered that humans have produced 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic since the 1950s and the advent of industrial scale production of synthetic materials.
The government is to introduce legislation to ban the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads in cosmetic products from 2018, as new Environment Secretary Michael Gove pledges greater action on ocean plastics.
Demand for Cromwell Polythene’s new Sansafe® 30 litre hygienic anti-microbial bin liners has surged since the start of the year, with the latest order seeing 22,500 bags being sent to Vienna for use across the Austrian capital.
Bioplastic manufacturer Novamont has pledged to create a minimum bio-based content of 40 per cent across its MATER-BI bioplastics range in an attempt to further reduce the carbon impact of its products.
A route map to turn London into one of the world’s most resource efficient cities has been launched by LWARB, calling on stakeholders from local government to community groups to carry out a range of actions targeting five key areas including food waste and plastics.