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The report is a follow-up to Suez’s ‘Unpackaging extended producer responsibility report’, which was published in September 2018 and set out ten principles for the UK to achieve a world-class producer-responsibility regime Read more

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The Welsh Government has been working with the other UK nations on a comprehensive UK wide approach to address the problems created by commonly littered single use plastics Read more

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The move has come after a number of Asian countries, including China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, have limited and banned incoming plastic waste Read more

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Frozen supermarket chain, Iceland, has reported that its trial in-store deposit return system has proved popular with customers and provided valuable insights into behaviour. Read more

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Therese Coffey at the Parliamentary Reception

Therese Coffey has told the UK plastics industry not to feel under threat, but to see the Government’s upcoming Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy as "an opportunity”. Read more

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Ocean scientists at the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit will start a project to study the entry of microparticles in water-systems. Read more

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Sales of drinks stirrers, straws and cotton buds could be banned by the Government with a new consultation against single-use plastics announced to Commonwealth leaders. Read more

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The trade body for the British plastics industry, the BPF, has cautiously backed the consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme with plastic containers for England. Read more

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After the 2016 recycling statistics were released by Defra last week, the environmental consultancy Eunomia has countered the figures with its own estimates that recovered materials are bulked by a third. Read more

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The Government's latest findings on the change in the recycling rate in 2016 shows the UK will likely miss the EU 2020 target, but significant progress in plastics packaging recycling leaves the blame at public failure to compost food waste. Read more

Environment

A recycled PET joint venture has reached the milestone of processing half a billion bottles, just a year after it opened. Read more

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DEFRA has unveiled a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Code of Practice and Quality Action Programme designed to improve the quality of dry recyclates from co-mingled commercial and local waste streams in the UK. Read more

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