Plastic waste

Get the lowdown on how the UK is headed for a plastics recycling crisis, which has its origins in China’s decision to ban imports of plastics more than two years ago
Plastics

WATCH: The UK's secret waste crisis

WATCH: The UK's secret waste crisis

VIDEO: The UK is headed into a plastic waste crisis with exports markets closing their doors, domestic recycling plants under pressure and landfill capacity shrinking

Plastics

Why the UK is facing a major plastic waste crisis

Why the UK is facing a major plastic waste crisis

Countries including Malaysia, China and Indonesia have turned their backs on the UK’s plastic waste. It must find new ways to dispose of its rubbish. Fast.

Plastics

7 reasons why the UK is heading into a waste plastics crisis

7 reasons why the UK is heading into a waste plastics crisis

The UK is headed for a plastics recycling crisis, which has its origins in China’s decision to ban imports of plastics more than two years ago. ENDS looks at how the problems are unfolding

Waste

Coronavirus: How the waste sector is pulling together to keep recycling going during lockdown

Coronavirus: How the waste sector is pulling together to keep recycling going during lockdown

Despite fears at the outset of the lockdown that councils would be forced to suspend recycling services, local authorities, the waste sector and the government are working together to keep vital collections running. Conor McGlone finds out how

Plastics

Why the Treasury’s plastic tax needs refining

Why the Treasury’s plastic tax needs refining

The government’s new proposals for taxing plastic have been well received but sticking points remain with producers claiming unfair costs would need to be passed on to consumers