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With levels of waste plastics rising in the UK as a result of China's National Sword scrap import policies, the debate is picking up over what to do with them. Landfilling, rather than incineration, might be the better option, writes Keith Freegard. Read more

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Development of environmentally sustainable business has helped RPC bpi to award recognition at the Houses of Parliament. Read more

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The plastics industry peak body, the British Plastics Federation, has stood its ground with a riposte to a survey by A Plastic Planet and Populus calling for a ‘plastic-free’ aisle in supermarkets. Read more

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A consultancy service has been set up by Axion and Stopford Energy and Environment to help manufacturers with landfilled by-products add value to the process. Read more

Materials

Munch ado about mothlings: Caterpillars eat plastic bags, creating ethylene glycol syrup for PET production. Read more

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The On Pack Recycling Label scheme has broadened the scope for recyclable materials picked up by kerbside collections. Read more

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European Plastics Converters have encouraged EU plans to reduce plastics waste and boost recycling outlined in ‘Roadmap on the Strategy for Plastics’. Read more

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Procter & Gamble will include recycled plastic from French beaches in bottles for Head & Shoulders. Read more

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Public confusion about plastic recycling is partly to blame for last year’s fall in recycling rates, shows survey by RECOUP. Read more

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BPI Recycled Products, the UK’s largest producer of refuse sacks and the largest polythene recycler in Europe, has achieved ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ certification at three of its manufacturing sites across the UK. Read more

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