DAVENTRY, UK , Oct. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -“On the one hand I’m disappointed the 2018 budget speech didn’t really major on recycling. If ever there was a year for more environmental inclusions, it was this one.
“But on the other hand, we’re happy with the introduction of a tax that requires manufacturers to incorporate 30% recycled content into new plastic packaging.Read more
BRUSSELS, Oct. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -BIR has received news that Malaysia has announced a permanent ban on the import of plastic waste as from Friday 26 October 2018.
According to an article by the Malaysian news service The Star, Ms. Zuraida Kamaruddin, Housing and Local Government Minister, announced the permanent ban of plastic waste import and also that Malaysia would be phasing out the import of other types of plastic within three years.Read more
BRUSSELS, Oct. 24, 2018 (Press Release) -Today the European Parliament adopted its report on single-use plastics (SUP). EUROPEN supports measures that address the problem of plastic pollution effectively, that are harmonised and implementable by Member States and industry. We reiterate the packaging supply chain’s ongoing commitments and investments to improve the circularity of all packaging, including plastics. We are concerned that certain elements of the EP Resolution adopted today have not been adequately examined and might not achieve the SUP’s objectives.Read more
BLETCHINGDON, UK, Oct. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Executive Director Martin Kersh comments:
“Today’s announcement of the consultation by Defra and Statement by Michael Gove come as no surprise and coincide with the EU debate today and tomorrow over the amends to the Single Use Plastic Directive. Today’s announcements reinforce that the UK will be following that direction in banning plastic straws, stirrers, cotton buds and balloon sticks.Read more
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 23, 2018 (Press Release) -During the past two decades, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has placed almost $12 million of equipment, and millions more in software, within packaging programs at colleges and universities around the nation. That figure continues to grow. Earlier this year, the ICPF Board of Directors reviewed ten university proposals to further advance their corrugated curricula for students.Read more
BRUSSELS, Oct. 22, 2018 (Press Release) -Commission and European Parliament have sacrificed sound analysis and balanced policy in a rush to adopt legislation before the EU elections. National governments must take time to avoid the unintended consequences of inappropriate measures.Read more
LONDON, Oct. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -At least a fifth (20 per cent) of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic over the last year, a snapshot poll by the Local Government Association reveals today.
Some of the councils who have been most impacted warned that their recycling costs have increased by £500,000 on average over the last year as a result of the restrictions.Read more
PARIS, Oct. 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Zero Waste France has just lodged a complaint against two McDonald’s and KFC outlets located in Paris, Place de la République, for failing to set up bins dedicated to waste sorting in customer dining areas. As a matter of fact, sorting of waste is a statutory obligation weighing on such businesses since 2016. After leading an investigation on the field, the NGO requested the opening of a public inquiry from the State Prosecutor at the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris.Read more