EU registers initiative calling for deposit scheme for plastic bottles recycling

If the organisers receive one million statements of support within a year from at least seven different member states for the ‘ReturnthePlastics’ initiative, the Commission will have to react

Australia grants $16.5m for its ‘biggest’ PET plastics recycling facility

It will have the capacity to recycle the equivalent of an estimated one billion PET bottles a year

Plastic waste gets a vanilla flavour!

Scientists have developed a method to upcycle PET plastic into vanillin, a flavour compound used in the food and cosmetic industries

Welsh town to trial new digital deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

Digital DRS schemes allow local authorities, brands and regulators to monitor recycling rates so they can analyse the habits of households

Enviroo unveils plans for £20m recycling facility

The facility will take PET – the main material used for food and drinks packaging such as plastic bottles and certain food packaging – and convert it into raw materials for new food-grade packaging, without any waste

Biffa and Nestlé Waters strike deal for recycled plastic in the UK

The sustainable waste management company will support Nestlé Waters UK to achieve its commitment of making every BUXTON® bottle using 100% recycled PET

Asda unveils new fleet insulated with 5,500 recycled plastic water bottles

The new technology has made vehicles 300 kilograms lighter than the standard model

Scientists discover enzyme that ‘recycles plastic in 10 hours’

The development of this novel enzyme has the potential to pave the way of a real transition to a circular economy, according to a new research

Love Essex campaign urges people to sign up to plastics reduction pledge

The ‘Love Essex Not Plastic’ campaign aims to highlight the issue of single-use plastics and urge households to switch to reusable options and recycle more

BP to test technology to recycle plastic bottles repeatedly

The energy giant says it may offer the potential to divert billions of coloured PET bottles and food trays from landfill and incineration