Plastic recycling charity RECOUP has announced it will be holding its Plastics Recycling Conference on 27 September 2018 and will be challenging delegates to answer whether the plastics industry has done enough to “seize the day” and make the most of the opportunities afforded by the explosion of interest in plastic waste.
As China’s import restrictions see levels of waste plastic rise in the UK, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Polymers, argues that low-grade materials should be landfilled rather than burnt for energy.
Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has criticised the government’s inadequate response to its ‘Plastic bottles: Turning back the plastic tide’ report and lack of action of preventing plastic bottle waste.
As a huge year for resources kicks off with a plastics-heavy 25 Year Environment Plan, INCPEN CEO Paul Vanston talks to Edward Perchard about deposits, PRNs, Attenborough and how effective collaboration will pave the way for a greener future.
Environmental Audit Committee Chair Mary Creagh spoke at the annual Kit Strange Memorial Lecture about the successes of the past year, the challenges ahead and the need to push the government for strong legislation on waste and resources.
Our annual power list of movers and shakers in the waste and resources industry attracted a record number of votes this year. Here, you’ll find the winners from 100 to one, each accompanied by a voter’s glowing review. Read on to discover who has played their cards right and proved to be our Top Trump for 2018
A new plastic recycling facility has been given the go-ahead in Warwickshire after Beauparc Utilities chose the UK site instead of Dublin, reportedly due to permit delays in Ireland and the urgent need for capacity.
Resources Minister Therese Coffey says that she ‘challenges the view’ that the Chinese ban on waste imports presents a crisis for the UK, but suggested that dramatic rules on packaging could be on the way.
Five recyclable and compostable packaging innovations will share $1 million of funding after being announced as the winners of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Materials Challenge in Davos, Switzerland, designed to finding alternatives to plastic packaging.