Single use plastic charges

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As part of the Autumn budget yesterday, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announce plans to investigate how charges on single use plastic items can reduce the amount of waste. The government will launch “a call for evidence in early 2018 on how the tax system or charges could help to reduce the amount of single-use plastic […]

China ban imported foreign waste

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China have announced plans to ban imports of 24 grades of rubbish, reducing the tonnes of world’s waste it imports to feed its recycling industry. Its believed that last year China imported 7.3 million tonnes of plastic waste and 27 million tonnes of waste paper,  from countries including Japan, USA and also many places in […]

Are plastic packaging alternatives doing more harm than good

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Some believe that the alternatives to plastic packaging could be causing more harm than good. The race is on to develop a material that can take the place of oil-based plastics which have a huge effect on the oceans, wild life and also public health. As the range of alternative material grows, such as shrimp […]