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Fee Changes in Austria
by James Gibbs at 11:27 in Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​Did you know that Austria's waste management scheme Alstoff Recycling Austria (ARA) is changing its fees from the 1 January 2017? If you are a packaging producer in Austria, you may be affected.ARA rates also rose in 2016, however despite a significant downturn in the Austrian waste sector with cost increases of up to 13%, ARA implemented extensive cost ...

Compliance Update - Ontario's Waste Free Future
by James Gibbs at 07:51 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

In June 2016 Ontario took a major step towards reforming waste management practices and policy. The Waste Free Ontario Bill outlines the framework for the transition to a new system. The system aims to divert more waste from landfills, create jobs and encourage innovation. The Act enshrines in law the obligation for decision makers to implement an expansi...

Compliance Update – How should producers react to Romania’s new waste management Ordinances?
by James Gibbs at 09:11 in Packaging under Environmental

​Producer obligations for packaging waste in Romania are undergoing some changes. The Romanian Government has passed two Emergency Ordinances into law which are having a profound impact upon the waste sector. These Ordinances have not only expanded liability, but also introduced uncertainty for producers and waste management companies alike. The question ...

Coffee Cup Culture Clouds Recycling Vision
by James Gibbs at 08:05 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​Coffee Shops are everywhere now, meeting for a coffee at one of 16,500 shops in the UK is a social meeting activity that millions of us take part in every day. However, should people think again about that take-away cuppa and what happens to it after it is thrown away? James Gibbs explores reusability in a high profile waste sector. 50 Billion disp...

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