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Interpol reports sharp increase in illegal plastic waste trade

27.08.2020 − A new report from Interpol has found an “alarming" increase in “illegal plastic pollution trade” across the world since China closed its doors to waste plastics in 2018. » more

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"Plastic tax" approved at EU summit

22.07.2020 − Member states will be required to make payments to the EU budget based on the amount of non-recycled plastic packaging waste they generate. At the summit meeting this past weekend, the heads of state and government...» more

Danish ministers call for cuts to waste imports

20.05.2020 − If Denmark is to achieve a green transition, it will need to increase recycling and to strengthen the circular economy, but it will also need to reduce the amount of waste incinerated, according to climate minister Dan...» more

BIR calls on governments to recognise recycling industries as essential activities

03.04.2020 − The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) urges governments to formally recognise that recycling operations are essential businesses as they serve to protect human health and the environment.» more