Plastics


The problem with plastic film recycling

As more of us aim to do our bit for the environment by recycling as much as we can, many people are still left confused about what can and can’t be recycled.




Energy from Waste predictions for 2019

From the Chancellor’s coffee cup levy proposal, to the implementation of deposit return schemes, 2018 was not only a key year for the war against single-use plastics, but also in re-evaluating the resource potential of waste.














Solving the UK's plastic problem

The UK has a problem when it comes to plastic, thanks to China’s tougher stance on importing it, the high cost of processing it and growing concern around issues such as marine litter.







Running with the pack

How can the value chain be united to maximise packaging recycling? The British Plastics Federation’s head of public and industrial affairs Francisco Morcillo, and sustainability issues executive Helen Jordan, report


Plastics recycling requires bigger and faster thinking

There is real potential for improvements and evolution in all parts of the plastic recycling chain, but leadership and actions, including around government, producer and consumer responsibilities, as well as addressing materials quality and the effectiveness of messaging, are now becoming critical, explains Stuart Foster, CEO of RECOUP