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21st February 2018
Ed Sheeran Among Musicians Featured On “Plastic Oceans Album”

Ed Sheeran Among Musicians Featured On “Plastic Oceans Album”

Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Beck, are among the array of international artists that have contributed to Artists Project Earth’s (APE) “Plastic Oceans Album”. Artists Project Earth (APE) launched their Plastic Oceans … Continue reading

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20th February 2018
Mozambique Waste Dump Collapse Kills At Least 17 People

Mozambique Waste Dump Collapse Kills At Least 17 People

At least 17 people died and several others were injured in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, early on Monday, when a 15-metre waste pile collapsed. According to reports by Reuter news agency, the collapse was due to heavy rain. The collapse buried … Continue reading

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16th January 2018
EAC Launches Enquiry Into Chinese Waste Import Ban

EAC Launches Enquiry Into Chinese Waste Import Ban

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is seeking written evidence submissions to support a one-off evidence session into the impact of the recent Chinese ban on imported plastic and paper waste. On 1 January 2018, China’s ban on the import of … Continue reading

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12th January 2018
Chinese Waste Restriction: Operators Already Finding Alternative Markets – Gove

Chinese Waste Restriction: Operators Already Finding Alternative Markets – Gove

Waste operators are already finding alternative export markets for waste, according to a written ministerial statement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, following the announcement last year that China intends to crack down on its contaminated waste imports. The statement follows … Continue reading

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9th January 2018
E-Waste Rises 8% By Weight In 2 Years As Incomes Rise, Prices Fall

E-Waste Rises 8% By Weight In 2 Years As Incomes Rise, Prices Fall

A report on global e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug – shows 44.7m metric tonnes (Mt) generated in 2016… up 3.3Mt or 8% from 2014. In 2016 the world generated e-waste – everything from end-of-life refrigerators and … Continue reading

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11th December 2017
Countries Reporting Highest Recycling Rates Challenged By New Research

Countries Reporting Highest Recycling Rates Challenged By New Research

A new report published by environmental consultancy Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd with the support of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) reveals that the world’s leading recycling nations may be “overstating” the level of real recycling they are achieving.  Recycling – Who … Continue reading

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21st November 2017
Chinese Increase To 0

Chinese Increase To 0.5% Out-Throw Will Be “Extremely Tough To Meet”

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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10th August 2017
Ministers Urged To Intervene Over Chinese Waste Import Ban

Ministers Urged To Intervene Over Chinese Waste Import Ban

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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