DAVENTRY, UK , Feb. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -A call for a ban on exports of plastic packaging for recycling has caused concern for The Recycling Association.
The report, from Policy Connect, called Plastics Packaging Plan: Achieving New Zero ‘Waste' Exports calls for "a target of net zero exports of recyclable plastic packaging by 2030 at the latest".Read more
SWINDON, UK, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -New recycling guidelines that will help retailers and brands specify and design packaging that can be reprocessed effectively in paper mills have been launched by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), in conjunction with WRAP.Read more
MILTON KEYNES, UK, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -International waste-to-product company, Renewi plc has won sustainable finance and corporate communication awards.
At the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) “Deals of the Year” awards, Renewi won the award for “Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year”. The awards celebrate the achievements of corporate treasury, recognising innovation and excellence.Read more
GATESHEAD, UK , Jan. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -An innovative recycling trial to significantly boost the amount of paper and cardboard currently recycled in Gateshead will get underway next month.
More than 1,000 homes in Low Fell and Deckham wards have been selected to take part in the trial which will use a separate bin for only cardboard and paper including shredded paper. Selected households have been notified by letter.Read more
DAVENTRY, UK , Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -A number of MPs have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling for a ban on exports of plastics for recycling.
But The Recycling Association has warned that banning exports will only mean more plastic sent to landfill in the UK, while depriving developing countries of a useful resource.
The EDM has been signed by 35 MPs, and while it will have no influence on the law and might not even be debated in Parliament, it could help to influence the Government in its legislative direction.Read more
LONDON, Feb. 4, 2019 (Press Release) -The landmark agreement announced at COP24 in December 2018 has seen governments around the world agree to a robust set of guidelines for implementing the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. This represents a major step forward in the battle to tackle climate change but time is also running out to ensure concrete change. The Global Recycling Foundation urges the recycling industry to take heed to the COP24 agreement and continue to play its frontline role in preserving the planet’s resources and improving the circular economy.Read more
TBILISI, Georgia , Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -More than 150 representatives of private companies engaged in the management of specific wastes, relevant state agencies, donor and civil society organizations attended the consultation meetings, which was held under the initiative of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and with the support of the European Union.Read more
SWINDON, UK, Jan. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has today announced the formal launch of OUR PAPER, a new programme to support councils in improving the quality and quantity of paper and card separately collected for recycling. OUR PAPER is an initiative that promotes the value of paper that local councils collect on behalf of the public, a resource that generates income from our recycling services.Read more
DÜBENDORF, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Scientists at Empa teamed up with isofloc AG to develop an insulating material made of recycled paper. It is ideal for prefabricated wooden elements and even multistory timber houses, and protects the construction against fire. What's more: The additive it contains is harmless to humans, animals and the environment.Read more