Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission Updates Circular Economy Action Plan

 Circular Economy Action Plan – The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan with an aim of stimulating Europe’s transition towards a circular economy.   The new Circular Economy Action Plan would boost global competitiveness and foster … Read More

‘Urgent action’ needs to be taken by plastic firms on waste

Voluntary sustainability agreements and the increasing interest in ‘chemical recycling’ as part of a circular economy have been major themes at PlasticsEurope’s annual IdentiPlast event in London. The event brought to light the need for change in plastic firms in … Read More

Gove Recycling Plan

Gove should halt recycling plan says food industry

Gove Recycling Plan – Food and drink industry bodies warn Brexit-related pressures could force the Government to halt a series of consultations and policy initiatives that affect recycling. Gove Recycling Plan. Secretary Michael Gove was told in a letter by … Read More

Plastics export ban

Plastics export ban could lead to recycling collapse

Plastics export ban – The Recycling Association (RA) has warned banning the export of plastic waste would result in more landfilling and could then cause UK plastic recycling infrastructure to collapse. Plastics export ban – Simon Ellin, Chief Executive of … Read More

Plastic Waste Legislation

Climate Change Act model could solve UK plastics crisis.

Plastic Waste Legislation. – MPs are calling for the “urgent” introduction plastic waste legislation, which follows the framework of the Climate Change Act, setting stricter and legally binding recycling targets, ahead of the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) consultations. … Read More

M&S Recycling Initiative

In-store recycling – M&S take the lead

M&S Recycling Initiative – After launching a plastic recycling scheme for customers in stores, M&S recycling bins will now accept ready meal containers and crisp packets from rival supermarkets. M&S Recycling Initiative – This new initiative will enable customers to … Read More

Sustainable Action Clothing Plan

UK fashion retailers urged to join Sustainable Action Clothing Plan.

Sustainable Action Clothing Plan. MPs have urged major retailers to sign up to a WRAP-run commitment – the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), in an effort to slash the landfilling of waste in the fashion industry, however, eight major retailers … Read More

2020 Waste Targets

Will the UK meet 2020 Waste Targets?

The UK’s 2020 waste targets will soon be obsolete, recycling rates have plummeted to around 44%, despite the target set at 50% by the year 2020 and 22 million tons of waste being sent to landfill and not recycled every … Read More

No deal Brexit waste concerns

No deal Brexit prompts waste concerns

No deal Brexit waste concerns  – A no-deal Brexit could result in significant disruption to waste exports, livestock exportation and manure stores. There have been heightening concerns from officials who are preparing for possible incidents of pollution caused by “leaking … Read More

Recycling boxes to be banned

Box type recycling to be banned on safety grounds

Recycling boxes to be banned – Councils are being called on to stop ‘box type’ recycling/rubbish collections due to health and safety concerns, according to new research. A study by the University of Greenwich and published by the Institution of … Read More