Whilst flexible plastic packaging has its benefits, it remains very challenging to recycle. Despite making up around 25% of all UK consumer packaging, only 8% of flexible plastics are recycled.
The Q1 recycling figures released by the Environment Agency indicate a high-performance quarter, albeit supported by high PRN pricing.
The ZAP project, funded by the Ecosurety Exploration Fund, was launched by the Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASBP) to help reduce the quantity of avoidable packaging plastic waste in construction, much of which is not recycled.
Further changes to the Scottish DRS have been announced by the Minister for the Circular Economy Lorna Slater, who outlined changes to how the scheme will operate.
The DRS is set to be implemented in Scotland in 2024 with England following in 2025. All producers of in-scope drink containers will be required to meet a collection target set by government. Are you affected?
Alupro, the aluminium recycling organisation, has launched the ‘Roadmap to increasing UK aerosol recycling’ - a strategic vision and initiative to improve the recycling of aerosols.
The Q4 recycling figures released by the Environment Agency indicate a high-performance quarter, albeit supported by high PRN pricing.
Due to a decision by the Scottish First Minister, Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) will now go live on 1 March 2024.
Defra committed to review and consult on Extended Producer Responsibility and product standards for five new waste streams including tyres, mattresses and bulky waste by the end of 2025. Find out if you may be impacted.
Ecosurety's Exploration Fund initiative, Fixy, has published its 2023 Impact Report, outlining the project's success in Somerset and how the initiative could continue to develop in new areas.