Councils must maintain recycling services to ensure sufficient availability of material for food and medical supply packaging, says the Recycling Association.
The association’s Chief Executive, Simon Ellin, wrote to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on Monday (23 March) asking it to ensure household recycling collections are maintained during the coronavirus outbreak.
The letter states that some members of the Association, many of which supply... More
The government has reintroduced the Environment Bill to Parliament today (30 January), including new commitments to ban the export of plastic waste to developing countries and to review international developments in environmental legislation every two years.
A group of cross-party MPs and Peers has signed an industry letter published the Guardian yesterday’s (28 January), calling on the government to include ambitious targets for compostables in the forthcoming Environment Bill.
Paul Vanston, CEO of the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN), calls on the resources and waste industry to be bold in its actions to combat climate change and advance the circular economy in 2020.
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.
Following the installation of the UK’s first automated compressor dismantling facility at the Environcom recycling plant in Grantham, Environcom CEO Cris Stephenson and REPIC CEO Mark Burrows-Smith explain more about the project.
The European Bioplastics annual market data update has confirmed that the bioplastics industry is set to grow over the next five years, though production levels pale in comparison to those of primary plastic production.
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.