In a bid to reduce its plastic footprint, the UK Parliament has announced a series of measures aiming to ‘virtually eliminate single-use avoidable plastics’ from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords by 2019.
Paper manufacturer James Cropper has set its sights on recycling some of the 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups thrown away every year in the UK, partnering with London waste collection company Paper Round.
Recycling and waste management company Viridor has teamed up with plastic recycling specialists Polymer Industries to provide an end of life solution for hard hats, aiming to divert thousands of tonnes of complex plastic away from landfill.
The Welsh Government wants to make it easier to access free drinking water across the country to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics, while an extra £15 million of funding will be allocated to local authorities to boost recycling rates.
With single-use plastic products increasingly under the spotlight, Jessica Baker, Managing Director of Chase Plastics Ltd., asks whether government and industry are guilty of looking the wrong way in the fight against plastic pollution
Woolcool is a packaging innovation for the transport of temperature-sensitive items from the food and pharmaceutical sectors, using wool in place of polystyrene, bubble wrap, gel packs or other non-recyclable insulating materials.
The announcement this morning (28 March) of plans to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers in England has been hailed as a victory by plastics pollution campaigners, though many within the waste and resources industry have called for caution regarding implementation.
Plastic recycling charity RECOUP has announced it will be holding its Plastics Recycling Conference on 27 September 2018, with the aim of pushing the UK plastics industry to be more proactive in tackling plastic waste.
A national plant pot take-back scheme has been launched by the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA), which will enable its members to send trays and pots for recycling, but why do the items prove problematic for local authorities?
The government hopes to launch a new Environmental Protection Act, which will include legislation for a deposit return scheme, at the start of the next Parliamentary session, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has told MPs.