Consumers want clear recycling information on the front of plastic packaging to reduce confusion about what can be recycled, according to a new study by plastics recycling charity RECOUP.
The study into consumer plastic recycling behaviour was supported by M&S and Plastics Europe and sought to understand the barriers to effective recycling, with findings to be incorporated into future Pledge2Recycle Plastics communications strategies developed by RECOUP.
WRAP has released a progress report detailing the steps taken by members of the UK Plastics Pact to tackle plastics pollution, including removing black plastic packaging and replacing plastic cutlery and straws.
Key stakeholders from across the packaging supply chain have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove to outline their priorities for the next stage of delivery of the Resources and Waste Strategy.
A report from the Committee on Climate Change says the UK can reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but will need to invest in low-carbon energy technologies and implement a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.
FCC Communities Foundation – formerly known as WREN – has rebranded to foster a closer working relationship with waste management company FCC Environment as it seeks to fund more community projects with landfill tax revenues.