Amid the calls for greater producer responsibility it’s worth noting that Coca-Cola does not discard its plastic bottles into our oceans. McDonald’s food is not wrapped in litter. Pollution occurs due to a failure of personal responsibility at some point in life cycle chain.
UK compliance schemes for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have welcomed the government’s response to its consultation on proposed amendments to the UK WEEE Regulations 2013, with actions to be taken forward including a more equitable sharing of the costs of WEEE collection.
Nigel Harvey, CEO of lighting recycling compliance scheme Recolight, has been appointed Vice-Chairman of EucoLight, the European association of lamp and lighting collection and recycling organisations.
One of the final hurdles in ratifying new European circular economy legislation has been cleared as the European Parliament votes through the Circular Economy Package, fixing a 65 per cent recycling target for 2035.