A recent UK Government consultation on the potential of fiscal reforms to assist in reducing single-use plastic waste, has met with significant response rates across many sectors.
The consultation, which was open to public comment between March and May of this year, received 162,000 responses, each offering a number of viable suggestions on reforms to the UK's current fiscal system that will allow for greater changes in plastic consumption. Suggestions offered by respondents include:Continue reading
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in the UK has announced the formation of a new "Plastics Pact", aimed at bringing together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.Continue reading
This article is reposted from the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority report into the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change decision to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Programme in Ontario.Continue reading
The UK Advisory Committee on Packaging has appointed new industry members, bringing new expertise to help with the challenges ahead.
It is hoped that Stuart Hayward-Higham (Suez UK), Valli Murthy (British Glass) and Kevin Vyse (Marks & Spencer) will bring a new impetus and fresh approach to the many challenges facing the UK packaging and waste industry.
For more information on their appointments and what this entails, please follow this link.Continue reading
With the proliferation of electronic waste within both the Irish home and office, the need for fast and efficient disposal once these products reach end-of-life has become a necessity for many. RecycleIT have released a complete list of locations where much of this waste can be dropped off for disposal.
Please click on the following link to view the full list of locations.Continue reading
On February 8th, 2018, the Minister for Environment & Climate Change Chris Ballard directed Ontario Electronic Stewardship to wind up the waste diversion programme for all WEEE items.
The Ontario WEEE Program will cease operations on June 30, 2020. A copy of the letter can be found here.Continue reading
Stewards that are registered with Recycle BC, MMSW, MMSM and Stewardship Ontario should note that the deadline for submission of reports relating to packaging and printed paper (PPP) within each of the provinces is May 31st 2018.
For guidance on how to complete the returns, please visit the following link.Continue reading
European Recycling Platform (ERP) has reached a significant milestone by collecting and treating more than 3m tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) across Europe since its foundation in 2002. Follow this link for more information.Continue reading
The European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy was published in January 2018, it is the first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics and is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. Follow this link for more information.Continue reading
The strong demand for waste wood (including wood packaging) in the biomass market has encouraged the European Union to review the packaging recycling targets for wood and could see them halved in the future. Follow this link for more information.Continue reading