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New report focuses on the risks posed by plastic pollution, climate change, and deep-sea mining Read more

Environment

Environment Secretary launches long-awaited blueprint that will see overhaul of ERP system, DRS implementation and consistency in household collections. Read more

Environment

Everything you need to know at-a-glance about the Chancellor's new measures relating to reducing plastics waste announced in the Autumn 2018 budget. Read more

Industry News

The Government has launched a six-week consultation on its plans to ban the sale and distribution of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds. Read more

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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

Industry News

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Carrier bag sales in the biggest seven English supermarkets have fallen since the introduction of the 5p charge in 2015.

During visit to Kenya Prime Minister announces consultation on extending plastic bag charge to all retailers and increasing minimum charge to 10p. Read more

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Plastics Waste

The Chancellor will announce new policies to tackle plastics waste in the Budget statement

The call to evidence on plastic waste and litter announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement has received 162,000 responses - the largest number in the Treasury’s history - with ideas for taxes on 'single-use' plastics and incineration "promising" Read more

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UK launches new research and innovation hub to tackle plastic pollution in our seas and oceans. Read more

Industry News

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

Industry News

The British Plastics Federation, the peak body for the plastics trade in the UK, has released a statement welcoming the funding pledge to help Commonwealth nations research marine plastics prevention. Read more

Industry News

As 52 leaders of the Commonwealth nations gather for the Heads of Government meeting in London this week, the British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the creation of a fund to tackle marine plastics. Read more

Environment

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has spoken to Parliament's magazine the House on the progress on recycling in the packaging industry. Read more

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Confidential documents reveal the government is opposing new recycling targets across the EU despite its recent plastic pledge. Read more

Industry News

The British Plastics Federation has fired back at plans from the Government to rid the food industry of plastic packaging by the year 2042 AD. Read more

Industry News

Plastic waste ‘one of the great environmental scourges of our time’, says Theresa May in environmetla pledge to crack down on landfilled PCR. Read more

Industry News

Café owners have espresso’d concern the 25p charge on cups could macchiato-nother barrier to business. And campaigners may say it is ‘too little, too latte’. Read more

Industry News

The British Plastics Federation, the trade body for UK plastics, has heavily criticised the reliability of bottle waste statistics presented to Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee. Read more

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As Terry Scuoler steps down from the tiller at EEF, the manufacturers' organisation has welcomed Stephen Phipson as its new leader. Read more

Industry News

Robots and drugs are the future, according to the new plan from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Read more

Industry News

Stuart Foster, the CEO of RECOUP, has struck out at the intransigence of public and private stakeholders in recycling to supporting Pledge 4 Plastics. Read more

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