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The company has opened a new factory facility and headquarters to triple Europe’s waste plastic recycling capacity. more

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Document outlines key actions it recommends businesses should take to ensure sustainable use of plastics; says “significant investment” must be made to meet proposed milestones. more

Environment

Shifts away from the traditional recycling business models could lead to more profits and open up market opportunities, says Axion. more

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. more

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Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a ban on ‘single-use’ plastic items. more

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Environment Minister says new funding over the next three years will be in new infrastructure, campaigns and grants to further improve recycling rates. more

Environment

A new £1.4 million flagship projects competition was launched at the inaugural annual meeting for members of The UK Plastics Pact, held in London last week. more

Environment

Summit Systems

Shown here Summit Systems' 2017 Interplas stand

The two companies have secured prime positions at the front of Hall 3 of the NEC in Birmingham, to maximise the opportunities offered by the show’s new, increased size. more

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Tesco

Tesco's reverse vending machine

Tesco has launched a reverse vending scheme in some of its stores in a bid to make it simpler for customers to recycle their packaging, as well as calling on Government to introduce a consistent approach to collection and recycling. more

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After a year where the questions and challenges facing the UK’s recycling and waste industries have increased and intensified, so too have the opportunities. BP&R reports from RECOUP’s annual conference, where the message was ‘seize the day’. more

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Veolia is calling on designers, manufacturers and Government to work together with the recycling industry to give consumers the levels of recycled content they expect to see in plastic bottles. more

Environment

The amount of plastic bottles collected for recycling from UK households has risen by the biggest annual total in three years, says RECOUP, but amounts collected, quality and consumer confusion are still huge challenges to tackle. more

Environment

Clariant and its major shareholder, SABIC, have announced they are to collaborate on the creation of a new speciality chemicals joint venture in high performance materials. more

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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”. more

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Bottled water and soft drinks producers drive plan to eliminate plastic packaging waste from their sectors by 2030. more

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BPF’s Recycling Chairman: Look deeper than data to avoid further damage

As the opportunities to export plastics waste lessen, and the UK’s ‘true’ recycling figures become increasingly under scrutiny, Roger Baynham says that “misleading and unjustifiable” reporting will only add to the challenges facing the industry. more

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Tesco

The Tesco car park at Cuckoo Bridge

Tesco has partnered with MacRebur to resurface one of its car parks using the equivalent weight of 225,000 plastic carrier bags. more

Environment

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. more

Environment

Design Fair

Examples of two of the designs showcasing plastic as the 'Material of the Year' for 2018

An annual fair focusing on design is to showcase plastic as the ‘Material of the Year’ for 2018. more

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Europe's largest polythene film recycler combines with substantial rigid plastics recycler in a move that will form the UK’s largest plastics recycling group. more

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