| Plastics Recycling Charity, RECOUP, has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the UK.

EU governments support first set of laws for more repairable products

| EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also be applied to other popular products, NGOs understand.

London keeping plastic beverage kegs out of landfill

| Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile have teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular programme which recycles plastic kegs, turning them into new, useable plastic kegs.

Wacker Neuson opens production plant in China

| The official opening ceremony for the new Wacker Neuson production plant and R&D center in Pinghu, near Shanghai, took place at the end of November, two years after the initial groundbreaking ceremony.

Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative launches new platform

| Industry leaders and non-profit the Sustainable Shipping Initiative today announced the launch of the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative’s (SRTI) online platform, a tool for sharing information on ship recycling to drive responsible practice.

Styrenics Circular Solutions incorporates as independent organisation

| Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the joint industry initiative to drive the shift to a more circular economy for styrenics, has announced its incorporation as an independent organisation and collaboration platform.

Positive trend for bioplastics industry remains stable

| The results of the European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented at the 13th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry.