The British Plastics Federation (BPF) released a Recycling Roadmap on 12th January, which highlights what the UK needs to achieve if it is to drastically reduce its reliance on plastic waste and reduce plastic going to landfill to 1% by 2030. The report also brings together all currently available data on plastic recycling.
The key points are:
Veolia has introduced a treatment service for the potentially contaminated waste generated by Covid-19 tests.
The waste produced from testing kits is classified as offensive waste (EWC 180104) and non-hazardous chemical waste (EWC 180107). This means it needs to be stored separately from all other waste, and can only be treated at facilities permitted to take it.
Around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted and it’s having a significant impact on climate change, by contributing between 8–10% of the total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Portable batteries are often disposed of by users, both domestic and commercial, in their residual waste and recycling bins.
The UK is undergoing a major overhaul of packaging producer responsibility legislation, which will transform the way local authorities receive funding for household waste collections.