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UK First Compostable Packaging recycling service launched

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MP’s debate call for on non-recyclable packaging

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Boots to ban plastic bags and switch to paper carriers

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UK Government to bring in new controls on plastic

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Plastic straws, cotton buds and plastic stirrers to be banned in England

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European parliament votes to ban single-use plastics

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FPA calls for an end to the term biodegradable

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FPA calls for an end to the term biodegradable

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Single use plastics ban approved by European parliament

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Single use plastic: banning the distribution and /or sale of plastic stirrers and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England

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Costa Coffee vows 'cup recycling revolution

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Plastic tax: coffee cups and food packaging could face levy

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'Latte levy': Would you pay 25p for your coffee cup?

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Four solutions to the disposable coffee cup problem

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waste processing

composting

composting

Commercial or industrial composting is a large scale composting which is designed to handle a very high volume of organic waste. For packaging products to be accepted by these facilities they must have the correct certification.

recycling

recycling

Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction. Many packaging products can be recycled if disposed of in the correct way. Currently 33% of waste gets recycled.

landfill

landfill

Landfill is a site of the disposal of waste material by burial. 55% of waste items are landing up here.

incineration

incineration

A waste treatment process that involves the combustion of organic substances contained in waste material. Currently 12.5% of waste goes to incinerators.