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Brussels' Parliamentarians called for an EU-wide resource efficiency increase target of 30% by 2030 (from 2014 levels), as well as individual targets for each member state.
 
14 July 2015
The retailer said that as part of the Project Ocean 2015 programme it would remove all single-use plastic water bottles from its foodhalls and restaurants, amounting to approximately 400,000 bottles a year.
 
9 July 2015
Clothing manufacturer Adidas has made a prototype shoe made from recycled ocean plastic waste and deep-sea gillnets. 3 July 2015
The Herzebrock-Clarholz, Germany-based family-run group, which already produces Kliko brand wheeled waste bins in the UK, recently completed expansion of its warehouse and production facilities at Telford. 
 
24 June 2015
PlasticsEurope has called for a landfill ban on recyclable and other recoverable post-consumer waste by 2025 as part of a move towards improving resource efficiency in Europe.
 
23 June 2015
Ministers said they wanted to help energy-generating technologies "to stand on their own two feet, not encourage a reliance on public subsidies". 18 June 2015
The initiative is a programme led by US plastics trade body the SPI and the American Chemistry Council and is designed to keep pellets out of the marine environment. 21 May 2015
A survey conducted for the PRGS found that 80% of Scots claimed to already recycle bottles, cans and jars, while half of Scots were supportive of improved local authority collection schemes 15 May 2015
The plastics industry is being urged to engage with stakeholders to ensure it has the skilled workforce and continuous pipeline of talent that it needs, both now and into the future. PRW reports 8 May 2015
A lawsuit, brought by Hilex Poly, Superbag Corp, Inteplast Group and Advanced Polybag, alleges that the 5c (£0.03)-per-bag tax passed by the City Council in March last year violates the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.
 
6 May 2015
Scientists in the US have called for policymakers and plastics producers to “fill the void” in current measures to deal with waste that could harm the wider environment. 23 April 2015
German sportswear firm is teaming up with an environmental group to together develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products.

  20 April 2015

The Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) is set to launch in May. It will present a first report on the potential financial and employment benefits to the UK economy of the use of compostable materials in early summer. 8 April 2015
A Loughborough recycler has Invested in a hot water bolier and heat exchanger to save on processing costs.  27 March 2015
Axion has developed a process for extracting  Perfluorosulfonic Acid (PFSA) from fuel cells. 27 March 2015


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