The Chinese Government has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it will introduce a 0.5% contamination level on imported waste materials. The restriction will include paper and cardboard, plastics and others apart from 1% that will be allowed for … Continue reading →
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Four Government Ministers have received a joint letter from The Recycling Association and Confederation of Paper Industries requesting “high level diplomacy” regarding the Chinese ban on the import of recyclable materials. With the Chinese Government recently notifying the World Trade … Continue reading →
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Food wasted by Americans could provide a 2,000 calorie diet to 84% of the country’s population, according to a study by a researcher at Johns Hopkins University. Programme director at the Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future, Dr … Continue reading →
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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) and The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit have launched a $2m Innovation Prize, inviting entrants to come up with new ways to avoid plastic waste and to make plastic packaging recyclable. The news comes … Continue reading →
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Today, on International Recycling Day (17 May 2017), Corona and Parley for the Oceans have announced a partnership to help end marine plastic pollution. The long-term partnership launches with a plan to protect 100 Islands by 2020, starting in six … Continue reading →
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European waste-to-energy company, Geminor, has opened a new logistics terminal in Aalborg Harbour, which will be used for the import and national distribution of specialist waste fuels from England, Ireland, Scotland and Germany. The 2500m2 terminal, which is now in full operation, … Continue reading →
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A leaked European Parliament resolution has stated that the UK must adhere to EU environment and climate change policy and legislation if it wants to negotiate a future trading relationship after Brexit. Documents published yesterday by the Guardian set out … Continue reading →
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MEPs have adopted 7 “breakthrough propositions” for sharing responsibility for litter prevention as part of the revision of the EU’s 2008 Waste Directive, designed to promote a circular economy in Europe. The Clean Europe Network estimates that litter clean-up costs … Continue reading →
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