France is introducing a penalty system next year that will raise the cost of goods packaged with non-recyclable plastics. more


Desert island bits

Revisiting the original Blue Planet series, it’s easy to see how much of a difference there is between the first and second series. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers Blue Planet in light of a recent study of plastic pollution in the Pitcairn Islands. more

17 Aug 2018 10:49 editor's blog

Veolia will collect 120 million coffee cups for recycling in 2019. more


LyondellBasell has announced a collaboration with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) to advance the chemical recycling of plastic materials. more


The EU sponsors €2.6 million (approximately £2.3 million) to “Zero Cabin Waste” pilot project in Madrid to address opportunities for more sustainable packaging. more


Cutting off half the plastic waste flow in ten key rivers worldwide could block the flow of 45 per cent of the plastic waste at risk of floating into the sea, according to American Chemical Society research. more


The University of Georgia has published its findings into the impact China’s National Sword ban on plastic waste imports will have on the global volume of plastic waste. more


A case for plastic drinking straws

Plastics straws are the new coffee cups – enemy number one for the environmental warrior and a new must-have for the sustainable sipper. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke looks at a compelling case in favour of keeping plastic straws, as they are vital tools f more

20 Jul 2018 15:44 editor's blog

Fish nets are making an appearance on the football pitch – as recycled plastic materials thanks to adidas’s push to bring more recycled plastics into sportswear. more



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‘Recyclable’ should always have meant ‘recyclable’

PRE and the Association of Plastic Recyclers have come together to ensure ‘recyclable’ means ‘recyclable’ in plastics, but EPPM Editor Rose Brooke questions why this definition even needs to be made, and for whose benefit? more

18 Jul 2018 16:27 editor's blog

Nestlé Waters and RECOUP host event to raise awareness of the importance of plastics recycling at the Buxton Spring Fair on 7th May 2018. more


Borealis to acquire Austrian plastics recycling company Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling. more


Two international recycling organisations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable.” more


AMUT to become first plant in the world for the recovery of food packaging waste. more


Citeo, Total, Saint-Gobain and Syndifrais will collaborate to create a polystyrene recycling channel in France. more


Results show more collected material is needed to pave the way to increased recycling rates. more


"Let's Clean Up the Danube Together" initiative launched in Vidin. more


Recycling gets a helping hand with TOMRA total reverse vending package more


A salty subject?

Crisps are more than just a guilty pleasure – their packaging is an environmental hazard. Rose Brooke – a crisp connoisseur – looks at why we can’t recycle crisp packets and what the most sustainable route is for them at end of life. more

26 Jun 2018 10:33 editor's blog

Six months into China’s Operation National Sword ban on the import of waste into the country and the cracks in the waste management system in Europe are beginning to show. more



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