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The ban will include exemptions to ensure that those with medical needs or a disability are able to continue to access plastic straws Read more

Environment

The declaration sends a clear signal that the Welsh Government will not allow the process of leaving the EU to detract from the challenge of climate change Read more

Environment

The report finds that the DRS is expected to cost almost £1 billion to set up, to collect recyclables worth just £37 million Read more

Environment

The call comes on the back of a new survey by Make UK, which has shown a significant lack of awareness amongst industry about the proposed new T levels, as well as concerns about how key elements of the reforms will be implemented in practice Read more

Industry News

The government is reminding companies that export waste from the UK to review their contingency plans in case of disruption at ports, should the UK leave the European Union without a deal Read more

Industry News

The successful projects include research into tracking waste through electronic chips and sensors, the use of blockchain, looking at common reporting platforms, and new data analytics Read more

Industry News

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

Environment

The DRS has been proposed with two options, the “all-in” model, which would target a large amount of drinks beverages placed on the market, irrespective of size, and the “on-the-go” model, which would restrict the drinks containers in-scope to those Read more

Industry News

The “Plastics Packaging Plan: Achieving Net Zero ‘Waste’ Exports” is backed by 12 cross-party politicians and says the UK must urgently take back control of its share of the global plastics problem Read more

Environment

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

Environment

The BPF believes that a no-deal Brexit would create major issues for the plastics industry Read more

Industry News

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The 'plastic road' (Credit: MacRebur)

Funding for new plastics-based technology that could help stop potholes from forming has been announced by the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling. Read more

Materials

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

Environment

Therese Coffey

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

Industry News

Carrier Bags

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

Environment

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

Environment

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

Industry News

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