The global bioplastics industry is on course to increase its production capacity by 300,000 tonnes over the next five years, according to the annual European Bioplastics’ market data update, but this will pale in comparison to global primary plastic production.
Presented today (4 December) at the 14th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, the data revealed that the global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 2.1 million tonnes in 2019 to 2.4 million... More
Annual November savings event, Black Friday, encourages excessive consumerism but this year organisations are promoting creative making, upcycling and repairing to bring communities together and reduce environmental damage.
Statistics from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency reveal that Scotland’s household recycling rate for 2018 has fallen by 0.9 per cent, though the carbon impact of Scottish household waste has also fallen once again.
Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has called on the government to focus on reducing all single-use packaging, rather than switching to alternative materials such as compostable plastic packaging.
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.
Municipal waste data from Eurostat shows that the UK’s recycling rate remains some way short of the EU’s top recycling nations, though it performs better when it comes to diverting waste from landfill.