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Plastics

News

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Plastic-to-hydrogen deal signed for £130mSubscription

13 August, 2019 By Mark Smulian

Process could reduce landfill and air pollution

indonesia waste

UK recyclers ‘caught out’ by Indonesia waste export restrictionSubscription

9 August, 2019 By Corin Williams

Recycling Association says 0% contamination level imposed by inspection authorities is ‘unworkable’

Glass bottles

Campaigners warn against all single-use water bottlesSubscription

7 August, 2019 By Mark Smulian

Glass, metal and cartons could be as harmful as plastic, Green Alliance says

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EU industry to miss PET recycling targetSubscription

6 August, 2019 By Mark Smulian

Best performers have deposit return schemes for bottles

Carrier bags

Single-use plastic bags issued by retailers drops by a thirdSubscription

1 August, 2019 By Corin Williams

Defra figures show fall driven by England’s seven biggest retailers

Features

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A whiff of success in search for plastic odoursSubscription

A project focused on removing odour hopes to break down a key barrier to greater use of post-consumer recycled plastics

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Small town Spain embraces big ideasSubscription

A small Spanish neighbourhood is currently a test bed for trying to make post-consumer plastic packaging more circular

in store deposit

Trials deposit good news on reverse vendingSubscription

Greenredeem and Iceland have both been hailing the success of their respective deposit return scheme pilots

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Leeds tests worth of on-the-go recyclingSubscription

A campaign in Leeds city centre has been leading the way with its bright and visual campaign to boost recycling while people are out and about