At the recent inaugural virtual Global Research Innovation in Plastics Sustainability conference, Physical Chemistry Professor Tony Ryan, OBE, from the University of Sheffield,
offered an alternative take on the practice of landfilling.
California has leapt ahead of the EU in plastic bottling recycling policy by introducing the most stringent recycling requirements globally. It's a critical step towards a circular economy. How could this forward-thinking regulation impact on other countries around the world.
Deep inside the EU’s seven-year budget and recovery plan, which was approved on Friday 24 July, is a plastics’ waste levy of €800/tonne that comes into force in January 2021, despite the fact that insufficient recycling infrastructure exists throughout the EU.