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News in Brief

coca cola plastics

News round-up July 2018Subscription

Coca-Cola moves to rPET; Polymer firm raises £5m; First shipment from Ward’s dock; Acquisition for Attero

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precious metals

Markets - Weekly Prices Update - 13 July 2018Subscription

13 July, 2018 By MRW reports

MRW’s regular reporting of movements in the markets for secondary materials

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Cory’s energy sell-off proves valuableSubscription

By Mark Wilson

In June we saw the much-anticipated announcement of the sale of Cory Riv­erside Energy by SVPGlobal and the other shareholders for a colossal £1.5bn

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Design for end-of-lifeSubscription


A research team from the University of Pittsburgh is trying to develop a fully recyclable alternative to multi-layer packaging used for food and drinks

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The nation has a duty of care about its wasteSubscription

11 July, 2018

Not only do individuals have a duty of care, countries do as well

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Big Interview: Rob EdmondsonSubscription

2 June, 2018

Outsourcing firm Amey is looking to fill gaps in the market to create long-term merchant facilities for residual waste treatment

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Avoid contributing to plastics problemSubscription

By Roger Baynham

The single biggest challenge to delivering a truly circular econ­omy for plastics, where packag­ing waste is recycled here in the UK, has been competition from comparatively low cost and less regulated overseas markets

stuart hayward higham

Why there is virtue in complexitySubscription

By Stuart Hayward-Higham

Understanding potential effects and opportunities of array of policy and practical interventions flowing through the sector

Nigel Harvey

Unfair WEEE rules hit UK producersSubscription

By Nigel Harvey

One of the most interesting points raised by Defra’s look at the waste electrical and elec­tronic equipment (WEEE) reg­ulations concerned ‘freeriding’ by internet sellers

keith riley

Incinerator emissions are tight enoughSubscription

By Keith Riley

The costs of going green

mark nevitt

Joined-up thinking on illegal exports Subscription

By Mark Nevitt

Ports along our English coastline are a hive of activity but we know not all of that activity should be happening.

a j gruber

Sustainable packaging is more than recyclingSubscription

By AJ Gruber

Sustainable strategies look beyond recycling and aim to reduce packaging material volumes

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