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Lobster shells offer green packaging future

An innovative biotech company developing compostable polymers from marine waste such as langoustine shells has had the Royal stamp of…

Ribena re-designs packaging for recyclability

Plastic bottles containing one of the UK’s most popular soft drinks are being redesigned to make them easier to recycle….

How essential are desposit return schemes?

Reverse vending machine specialist Tomra says it has held talks with authorities in China and India over the possible introduction…

It’s raining initiatives for Global Recycling Day

Do you know what makes next Monday special? It will be Global Recycling day. The organisers of Global Recycling Day,…

India eases plastic scrap import ban

India has partially lifted its total and immediate ban on the import of solid plastic waste. On 6 March the…

Rich pickings for smart NY recycling idea

An American entrepreneur has launched a competition for the smartest way of taking some of New York’s waste and re-purposing…

EPR key to higher PET recycling

More effective producer responsibility schemes can boost plastic recycling across the European Union to reach the recovery levels metals and…

Greater producer responsibility and ‘recycling tax’ in UK proposals

The UK Government has unveiled policy initiatives to boost recycling and broaden the national producer responsibility regime. Four different public…

Being smarter about high-rise recycling

People living in flats in London say it is not easy enough to recycle and they do not have the…

EMR fined for breaching competition ruling

European Metal Recycling (EMR) and its parent company Ausurus Group have been fined a total of £300 000 (EUR 340…

Increased regulation ‘from overseas’ drives UK recycler to invest

UK-based Mick George Recycling has installed a new waste segregation station at the firm’s facility at Dogsthorpe, Peterborough in the…