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Plastics

News

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Scotland to charge for 'environmental harm'Subscription

21 October, 2019 By Mark Smulian

Charge on single-use cups could be exteded to any damaging items

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Recycling trade associations join forcesSubscription

18 October, 2019 By Corin Williams

Wood Recyclers’ Association and Recycling Association set up reciprocal arrangement to share expertise

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WRAP warns over plastics reprocessing capacitySubscription

16 October, 2019 By Mark Smulian

Amount collected up by 10% since 2013

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'Plummeting' virgin PET price threatens recyclingSubscription

14 October, 2019 By Mark Smulian

Recycled price for plastic PET expected to exceed virgin for first time since 2008

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Biffa seeks ban on unprocessed plastic waste exportsSubscription

14 October, 2019 By Mark Smulian

‘Demonisation’ of plastic making problem worse, company says

Features

UK innovation shifts up a gearSubscription

Government and industry have been focused on finding solutions for plastics waste

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Uninhabited island that’s covered in Man’s rubbishSubscription

Impact of marine plastics and clean up the island’s beaches

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The strength that binds: a new reinforced plastic Subscription

With an estimated 40% of all polymer resin produced in the world used for packaging being discarded within a year, could a new technology help more of this to be recycled?

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River barrier that also gathers data on plastics Subscription

A start-up that wants to stop the flow of plastics into oceans is looking to test the system in the UK – and has caught the attention of Ecuador’s president