post-consumer recycled materials

Policy interventions to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials in UK

Post-consumer recycled materials: A new report published by Eunomia Research and Consulting (November 20th) outlines policy measures to help deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) in the UK economy. Post-consumer recycled materials – The report entitled ‘Demand Recycled: … Read More

new waste recycling strategy

Government’s new waste recycling strategy to cost retail sector £1 billion

New waste recycling strategy: Ministers are expected to publish a new waste strategy this month which will see supermarkets, retailers and major drinks brands paying tens of millions of pounds more towards recycling their used packaging. New waste recycling strategy: … Read More

recycling

Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councils

Tighter recycling contamination levels costs councils One in five councils have been hit by rising costs to their recycling services over the last year because of China’s waste import restrictions, a survey by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found. … Read More

WRAP

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year

WRAP sees income fall after ‘challenging’ year Resources charity WRAP saw its overall income fall in the last financial year, but the charity continues to operate within budget despite government cuts leading to job losses early this year.  According to … Read More

food waste

Gove signals action on food waste

Gove signals action on food waste Environment secretary Michael Gove has announced a £15m pilot scheme to divert commercial and retail food which would otherwise be wasted to people judged in most need. He told this week’s Conservative Party conference … Read More

SMEs call for financial help to reduce plastics use

SMEs call for financial help to reduce plastics use Small and medium sized companies want reducing their use of plastic but lack of enough financial incentives to help them change. That finding comes from research by Close Brothers Asset Finance, … Read More

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May to double and extend bag charge

Prime minister Theresa May is to extend the 5p plastic bag charge to all retailers and double it to 10p. These changes are subject to a consultation later this year. Defra said the 5p charge levied on bags provided by … Read More

European waste bodies back recycled content push

European waste bodies back recycled content push Two bodies representing the EU waste management and recycling industries have backed European Parliament proposals to include at least 25% recycled plastics in new drinks containers by 2025. In a joint statement, FEAD, … 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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Northern Ireland recycling rate rises

Northern Ireland recycling rate rises Northern Ireland’s municipal waste recycling rate has risen by 3.9 to 43.6% in the first three months of 2018. The nations’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs published its municipal waste management statistics for … Read More