A deposit return scheme (DRS) and extended producer responsibility (EPR) have been found to be the most effective policy measures to tackle single-use plastic waste in the Mediterranean region.
Research commissioned by UN Environment, under the Mediterranean Action Plan, and carried out by Eunomia Research and Consulting, concluded that policy measures that focus on end-of-life management of containers, bottles and straws will ultimately help reduce plastic litter in the region.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) are working with packaging compliance company Valpak to update the PackFlow material reports in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Collection figures for household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) released today (1 June) by the Environment Agency (EA) for the first quarter of 2020 are slightly ahead of 2020 targets.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has approved the fifth phase of its Distributor Takeback Scheme (DTS) for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), which will see large retailers operate in-store take-back schemes from 2021.
Environmental compliance scheme Ecosurety has launched a £1 million fund to support projects tackling the environmental impacts of packaging, batteries or waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
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
The Scottish Government has submitted legislation for the introduction of its deposit return scheme (DRS) for beverage containers, with the scheme currently slated for a 1 April 2021 commencement date.