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UK
Roll-out of deposit return schemes delayed again / Launch unlikely before 2027
10.04.2024
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS UK
Imminent ban concerns packaging specialists / Firms warn of lack of guidance from government
27.02.2023
RECYCLING UK
Leading plastics reclaim firm slams waste plastics ban proposals / “Be careful what you wish for”, says Re-Gen boss
08.12.2022
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Hike in fee for single-use sacks in UK falls short, supermarkets say
17.11.2020
REACH
UK could see no future association with ECHA / National rules will be drafted
23.06.2020
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Sales fall by 37% in England / Austria sees 28% decline in quantity used against 2014
26.09.2019
UK RECYCLING
Investigation into plastics waste fraud / Export data throws up anomalies
26.10.2018
MARINE LITTER
UK Parliament Committee studying impact of microplastics / Greenpeace poll finds vast majority in favour of phase-out in cosmetics / British Plastics Federation concurs
21.04.2016
RECYCLING
UK trials test kerbside recycling of flexible laminated packaging / Public-private project uses Enval technology
26.03.2015
PLASTIC PACKAGING UK
Recycling rates exceed earlier estimates for 2013, says Defra / Higher rates still needed to meet targets
13.01.2015
PACKAGING RECYCLING
UK project launched to improve recyclability of flexible packaging / Collaborators include Dow Chemical, Nestlé and Unilever
15.12.2014
RECYCLING UK
Defra funds study to boost recycling of flexible packaging / Development of new methods of recovery and treatment / Flexible laminate could be included in mainstream recycling collections
09.07.2014
UK RECYCLING
Cautious welcome for revised UK rules to improve quality of recyclate / Work continues to amend packaging waste recovery systems
21.02.2014
PLASTIC BAGS
UK's Defra responds to BPF concerns regarding carrier bag reuse / Government group considers imposing a bag charge
15.01.2014
CARRIER BAGS
UK's Defra mulls introduction of levy on single-use carriers in England / No decision before results from first-year tax in Wales is known
29.10.2012
PLASTIC PACKAGING
PAFA says new recycling targets have ignored industry research / No clear waste policy / Further infrastructure investment needed
24.05.2012
UK RECYCLING MARKET
BPF slams government's plastics packaging recycling targets as unrealistic / “Direct and unfair tax to support an unachievable goal”
09.02.2012
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
British retailer Tesco abandons biodegradable bags / Concerns over environmental impact and physical strength / Additive supplier defends technology / Consultation in Scotland could lead to bag levy
24.08.2011
UK RECYCLING
Government waste policy review receives lukewarm response from recycler ECO Plastics / Critical of recycling incentive schemes
23.06.2011
UK RECYCLING
Coca-Cola and ECO Plastics to develop new recycling plant / Facility will more than double the country's PET reprocessing capacity / “Innovative blueprint for the future”
10.03.2011
AXION POLYMERS
Post-consumer PS grade receives carbon reduction certification / Made out of recovered garment hangers
28.07.2010
SAINSBURY'S
All own-brand milk bottles now contain 10% recycled HDPE / Commitment to achieving 30% level by 2015
26.04.2010
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