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The new grants have been launched as part of the £18 million Resource Action Fund, launched by Defra in May 2019, and are focusing on increasing reprocessing infrastructure for plastics and textiles Read more

Industry News

Progressing the work of the Pact as part of its Second Nature sustainability strategy, Cranswick has delivered true action against the initial pledge Read more

Industry News

The report details the pledges members have made to take action against the Pact’s targets in the near future Read more

Industry News

The Circular Economy Fund will help Wales to reach the milestones of 70 per cent recycling by 2025, and 100 per cent by 2050, as set out in the Welsh Government’s Towards Zero Waste waste strategy Read more

Industry News

WRAP will continue its delivery of the successful Recycle Now citizen campaign alongside broader recycling messages, while OPRL will remain responsible for on-pack recycling messages, using Recycle Now iconography under exclusive license Read more

Environment

The report has called on the Government to make fashion retailers take responsibility for the waste they create Read more

Environment

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. Read more

Environment

WRAP

WRAP has reported on the first 100 days' of progress following the launch of the UK Plastics Pact.

Marcus Gover has said that WRAP has been “delighted” by the response and commitment from innovators, designers, manufacturers, retailers and the reprocessing industry to embrace the UK Plastic Pact. Read more

Environment

The director of Vanden Recycling, David Wilson, has spoken out regarding the recently announced Plastics Pact from WRAP. Read more

Industry News

WRAP has launched a “world-leading” initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics that tackles the causes of plastics waste and pollution and keeps it out of the environment. Read more

Environment

Black plantpots have been notoriously difficult to recycle as NIR scanning is unable to detect carbon black. Aeroplas has developed kerbside recyclable plantpots for the sustainable gardener. 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

Commitment from corporate brands to use recycled materials, an upswing in quality and investment in infrastructure are key factors needed for the successful future of the UK’s recycling industry. Read more

Environment

'Forming the Link: A Resilient Supply Chain for Plastics Manufacturing in Wales', will look at Welsh efforts to build a circular plastics cycle. Read more

Events

The collaboration between a technology innovator, recycler and retailer to overcome the problem of recycling black plastic trays has been described as a potential breakthrough by one of the project partners. Read more

Environment

The UK’s first mixed plastics-to-extrusion HDPE and PP recycling plant is providing new market opportunities for the sale of recycled material, as well as new jobs and enhanced relations with local authorities. Read more

Environment

Following the launch of the Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (PIRAP) by Plastics 2020 and WRAP yesterday (16/06/15), the Resource Management Minister, Rory Stewart, has given his personal support to the plan. Read more

Environment

Plastics 2020 (namely BPF, PAFA and PlasticsEurope) and WRAP have launched a new action plan to improve and strengthen the UK’s plastics recycling sector. Read more

Environment

A consortium of organisations, led by Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s, are to launch an in-market trial programme aimed at significantly increasing the number of black CPET trays that are recycled. Read more

Environment

Carrier bag use in the UK in 2012 increased by 1.3 percent compared with figures published in 2011, however, there was a 2.6 percent decrease in the overall weight of the bags, according to the latest data published by WRAP. Read more

Environment