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The European Commission (EC) is set to outline its vision for a circular economy and its “competitiveness strategy”, including revised recycling targets past 2020. 11 April 2014
Biffa Waste Services has been fined for safety breaches after a Derby agency worker lost the tips of two fingers in unguarded machinery. 7 April 2014
Nampak Plastics received the Sir Peter Parker Award for sustainable business leadership at the Sustainable City Awards. The firm’s Infini bottle was also highly commended in the Responsible Waste Management category.   2 April 2014
It’s a first for England's World Cup team –a kit made almost entirely from recycled PET: 100% recycled PET shorts, 96% recycled PET shirts and 78% recycled PET socks. 1 April 2014
Lancashire-based plastic recycling business Preston Plastics has invested £300,000 in its vehicle fleet and new equipment as it capitalises on increased demand from the industry. 31 March 2014
Veka Recycling has sponsored the under-13s team at Gravesend-based Invicta Lions youth football club where Jamie Henderson, the son of an employee, is playing in his second season. 28 March 2014
Naples, the Greek’s first major city in Italy, ancient Rome’s first major port, home of liquefying saint’s blood and the birthplace of the pizza. What’s not to like? Well, the rubbish in the streets for one. 27 March 2014
Tesco is to introduce egg cartons made from recycled PET bottles in a bid to reduce breakages and halt pack damage. 27 March 2014
EuPC has slammed a European Parliament-backed report on how to cut the use of lightweight plastic carrier bags, singling out “untrue” claims for biodegradable and compostable materials. 20 March 2014
Zero Waste Scotland has launched the RETrieve Scotland Support Programme, which has been designed to help manufacturers incorporate increased levels of recyclate in their products. 17 March 2014
A study into consumer perceptions of plastics recycling has been published by Recoup, with funding from Defra, the Kent Resource Partnership (KPR) and the plastic recycling communications initiative steering group. 13 March 2014
Incinerating or dumping plastic films in landfills could soon be a thing of the past as new technologies seek to convert plastics into fuels and other useful products, according to Axion Consulting. 13 March 2014
A waste handling facility in Worksop has suffered its fourth fire in less than a year. The blaze started at the home of Nottinghamshire Recycling Limited and the Nottinghamshire County Council recycling centre, which shared access to the site. 11 March 2014
Closed Loop Environmental Solutions (Cles) and packaging manufacturer Coveris have won a contract with foodservice company Delaware North to establish closed loop programmes for plastic cups at the Emirates Stadium. 10 March 2014
Eco Plastics has signed a long-term partnership with Gwynedd Council that will see the recycler receive all the mixed plastic produced direct from the local authority. 4 March 2014

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