DEFRA said it will retain the existing 14 categories of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) after consulting on EU rules which aim to expand the regulations to cover all products.
Businesses across the UK packaging supply chain have said they are willing to pay more into a reformed producer responsibility system, following a series of industry talks commissioned by the government.
The latest extension of China’s ban on waste imports is likely to have big financial implications for the UK metal recycling industry. Conor McGlone reports on how the impact of the latest restrictions is already being felt
A group of 42 influential businesses have agreed to a number of ambitious targets, designed at reducing plastic packaging waste.
The government is to consult on banning the sale of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England later this year
Figures show a year-on-year rise in packaging recycling but the latest rate is down on 2013 and some believe more packaging is being produced than officially acknowledged. Conor McGlone investigates
Producers have welcomed a review into the government's failure to reform the PRN system that is aimed at ensuring big businesses meet their obligations to recycle
The packaging industry has stood by its plastic recycling figures despite a vast discrepancy with Eunomia’s latest numbers but says it is open to a reform of the PRN system
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