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The Importance of the UN Global Plastic Pollution Treaty
by Jasmine Norton at 14:36 in Environmental, Circular Economy under Environmental

​The amount of plastic waste is increasing exponentially. One million plastic bottles are purchased each minute and five trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. Of the seven billion tonnes of plastic produced each year, only 10% is recycled. Our planet is choking on plastic. This calls into question whether our current frameworks and legislat...

The Importance of the UN Global Plastic Pollution Treaty

Is your business ready for the upcoming UK Plastic Tax?
by Jianhong Hu at 14:40 in Packaging, Emerging, Environmental under Environmental

Is your business ready for the upcoming UK Plastic Tax?

​It is the countdown for the beginning of the UK plastic packaging tax.Next month, on 1 April 2022, if you import or manufacture more than 10 tonnes of plastic packaging annually, you will be obligated to register with HMRC for the UK plastics packaging tax. The first accounting period will be from 1 April to 30 June, and the first tax return and payment ...

Will the United Nations Global Treaty be a solution for plastics pollution?
by Jianhong Hu at 11:52 in Emerging, Environmental, Circular Economy under Environmental

​The United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA) will host the fifth session for global leaders from 193 Member States to share best practices for sustainability from 28 February – 2 March 2022. On the theme of 'Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals', all Member States and stakeholders were asked for comments and i...

Will the United Nations Global Treaty be a solution for plastics pollution?

China announces new measures to tackle plastic waste
by Annis Mapleston at 15:22 in Emerging, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

China announces new measures to tackle plastic waste

​China has recently published details of its plans to significantly reduce plastic pollution within five years. ​ The new legislation will introduce bans on ultra-thin plastic bags and the production and sale of disposable PS foam tableware. Other products that will be affected include plastic straws, disposable...

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