Also in the news: Plastics ‘piling up’, how soon to first NO2 breach?

Five other stories to follow, including the fallout from China’s ban on plastic imports and speculation linking the climate change minister to a cabinet promotion

plastic bottles on ground Photograph: Ratmaner/123RF
China has banned plastic waste imports. Photograph: Ratmaner/123RF

Lower-grade plastics ‘piling up’ at recycling plants

Recyclable materials, previously exported to China, are threatening to overwhelm local councils after the Chinese government imposed a ban on plastic imports starting from 1 January.

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