Loopholes in the EU’s Single Use Plastic (SUP) Directive providing possible exemptions for natural polymers could undermine the legislation’s aim to reduce the environmental impact of single-use products, according to a new report from Eunomia Research and Consulting.
The European Commission’s European Green Deal includes proposals to introduce an EU-wide model for the separate collection of waste and rules on minimum recycled content, promising a step change in the EU’s approach to resources and waste.
The Federation of Small Businesses has called for businesses under 200 square feet in size to be exempt from the Scottish deposit return scheme for beverage containers due to space and staffing restrictions.
Are you disposing of your business’ waste compliantly? Andy Garside, Group Technical Waste Manager at environmental risk reduction company Adler and Allan, discusses the impact that non-compliant waste management can have on businesses.
The leading trade association for the UK plastics industry has published a survey revealing that a majority of its members want to remain in the EU and believe that a no-deal Brexit will have a significant impact on their businesses.
The government has laid out its legislative plans for waste and recycling in the coming Parliament in today’s (14 October) Queen’s Speech, including extended producer responsibility (EPR) and a deposit return scheme (DRS).
MP since 2017, Anna McMorrin joined Parliament with a drive to tackle the UK’s environmental issues, hitting out against single-use plastic waste and tabling a bill on extended producer responsibility for packaging. Resource finds out more
A new accreditation standard, TRUST (Trader Recycling Universal Standard), has been established for recyclers who trade with charity shops, to ensure that collectors meet health and safety, legal and environmental guidelines.