€10bn needed for European plastics recycling

€10bn needed for European plastics recycling Creating a market for recycled plastics across the EU will be essential if reprocesses are to invest the €10bn (£8.9bn) needed to boost collection, sorting and recycling capacity, a European waste body has warned. … Read More

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Plastics recycling capacity ‘must double’

Plastics recycling capacity ‘must double’ The European plastics recycling industry must double in capacity by 2030 to meet targets. That warning has come from consultancy AMI, which said achieving this would be helped by a desire among companies to be … Read More

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European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics The European Commission has proposed new rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas. Single-use plastic products such as cotton buds, plates, straws and … Read More

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EU adopts plastics strategy

EU adopts plastics strategy The first ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics has been adopted  as part of what the EU describe as a “transition towards a more circular economy.” Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market … Read More

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Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste

Gove urged to be ‘bold and radical’ over plastic waste The Resource Association is calling for “bold and radical” leadership from the Government to stimulate secondary markets for plastic waste in the UK. The association says the crackdown by China … Read More

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Defra Launches Call for Evidence on Bottle Deposits to Increase Plastic Recycling

Defra Launches Call for Evidence on Bottle Deposits to Increase Plastic Recycling The UK government’s Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs has today invited views on how reward and return schemes for drinks containers could work in England by … Read More