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VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 771,313 tonnes of PVC in 2019 - more than 96 per cent of the programme’s 2020 target. Read more

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The fast-tracked standardisation document will provide an important tool for companies to demonstrate good practice in pellet loss prevention measures across the supply chain. Read more

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The new initiative, which is applicable to all of Baylis & Harding’s products, allows consumers to send their plastic pumps, caps and tubes, which can’t be recycled via local council recycling systems, to TerraCycle. Read more

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Launched in 2019, the RecyClass platform brought together several members from across the plastics packaging value chain to create a free-to-use platform with guidelines, scoring tools and test protocols to assess the recyclability of a pack. Read more

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Councils are being encouraged to open sites to avoid the build-up of waste in homes and businesses and reduce the opportunity for fly-tipping - but only where social distancing can be maintained and the public and staff can be kept safe. Read more

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A paper authored by Lauren Biermann and her colleagues outline their approach, which uses data from the European Space Agency Sentinel-2 satellites and is able to distinguish plastics from other materials with 86 per cent accuracy. Read more

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