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  • UK paper packaging waste recovery levels smash targets, rising to 84%

    Data released from the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) shows that the UK paper packaging recycling industry has smashed its targets within the Packaging Waste Regulations.If the 2007 NPWD recovery levels for paper packaging waste are maintained into 2008 then the UK will achieve a recovery rate for UK paper packaging waste of 78% against an EU Directive target of 60%. In terms of UK ...

  • November infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 248 decisions, including 58 reasoned ...

  • July infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim to ensure proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has today taken 419 decisions, including 63 reasoned ...

  • May infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 143 decisions, including ...

  • Position Paper on Circular Economy Package 2016

    Metal Packaging Europe welcomes the revised Circular Economy Package. The Commission’s proposal amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (WFD) and Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (PPWD) are an important step towards an improved European policy framework to encourage the transition towards a circular economy and to ensure sustainable growth. With regard to metal ...

  • Evaluating Extended Producer Responsibility for Consumer Packaging

    Consumer Packaging - who should be responsible for dealing with the leftover wastes from consumer products packaging? Municipal governments generally have had to manage such materials as part of their solid waste management programs. In recent years there have been calls to apply the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) - laws or regulations that shift the cost of managing post-use ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Packaging recovery figures show `good progress` in 2008

    The UK has beaten EU targets for waste packaging recovery for 2008 in “the best year yet” according to the latest Government figures. Data from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency showed that last year the UK recycled almost two-thirds of all packaging produced in 2008. The National Packaging Waste Database found that businesses helped recover more ...

  • Axion: Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

    New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting. While methods to detect different polymer types, such as fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks, offer exciting potential ...


    By Axion Group

  • Energy From Waste (Efw)

    What to do with all those non-recyclable plastic forks, toys and broken patio chairs in our garbage? Canada and its G7 partners are looking at burning such plastics for energy — but the idea is still controversial. ...

  • LGA call for supermarkets to reveal how much packaging they produce

    The Local Government Association has written to Environment Secretary Hilary Benn to call on the Government to force supermarkets to reveal how much packaging they produce much to the disappointment of a packaging industry trade body. In a letter to Benn, the LGA calls for the information to be published so that shoppers can “see hard evidence to back up supermarkets’ claims that they are taking ...

  • GreenBlue Advisory Services to Offer Standardized Packaging Design Assessment

    Sustainability nonprofit GreenBlue today announced the addition of a new service to its Advisory Services offerings—a standardized packaging design assessment. Companies interested in designing more sustainable packaging can now take advantage of this service to receive an environmental life cycle profile of new packaging formats or an overall assessment of their current packaging portfolios in ...

  • Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

    The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste prevention programmes across Europe. The waste ...

  • Chemical Data Reporting Rule Analysis: Announcement of Webinar on Chemical Data Reporting Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 2, 2011, the pre-publication copy of the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, previously referred to as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Modifications Rule. The rule was published on August 16, 2011. 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. will host a webinar on the CDR Rule in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • SEPA cuts red tape in waste regulations

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has announced further steps to reduce bureaucracy, while still ensuring high levels of environmental protection. Changes have been put in place to how SEPA enforces three sets of regulations; the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations (WEEE) and the Trans Frontier Shipment ...

  • Data centre equipment specialist opts to bale with Riverside

    Techbuyer – a global leader in the purchase, refurbishment and sale of IT equipment – has recently invested in a waste baler from Riverside Waste Machinery, in an effort to continually reduce the amount of waste material it sends to landfill. The RWM500 mill size machine supplied by the Boroughbridge-based provider is now being used to bale cardboard, which is then recycled. Tom Reid, ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • 3 UK Waste Recycling Facts

    Latest 2016 Waste Recycling DEFRA Data The UK’s largest recycling exhibition, RWM, takes place on the 12th and 13th September 2018 (NEC, Birmingham, UK).  Leading up to the show, we wanted to review three key facts from the latest ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets

    France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, late Thursday is part of a larger environmental bill. The overall ...


    By Associated Press

  • Level 2 Monitoring Data Management system for BNG Sellafield

    Level 2 Monitoring Data Management system for BNG Sellafield Tessella Support Services plc has been awarded the contract to implement a new Level 2 Monitoring Data Management system for use at the Waste Monitoring and Compaction (WAMAC) facility at BNG, Sellafield. The facility is an integral part of the low-level waste packaging process, and the Tessella solution will be used to ensure ...

  • Assessing waste prevention schemes among SMEs

    Evaluating waste prevention schemes is necessary to ensure that funds are spent as efficiently as possible. A new Austrian study proposes a method of ranking schemes to prevent waste production by smaller businesses according to their efficiency in protecting the environment, human health and resources. Collectively, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute substantially to environmental ...

  • Plastic waste littering Britain`s beaches

    The amount of plastic littering Britain’s beautiful beaches is at its highest level since records began, according to the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Beachwatch 2007 survey report published today. The MCS Beachwatch 2007 Report shows that plastic litter on our beaches has increased by a staggering 126% since the annual survey began in 1994. Plastic debris now accounts for over 58% of all ...

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