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In this section you will find all the news from Clarity Environmental. Read the latest developments from all of the divisions of our business and get updates on news from across the industry.

  1. UK fails to meet battery recycling target

    UK fails to meet battery recycling target

    Provisional figures have indicated that the UK has failed to meet its European battery recycling target for 2016.

  2. Audit committee launches disposable packaging enquiry

    Audit committee launches disposable packaging enquiry

    The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the damage that disposable drinks packaging is doing to the environment.

  3. WEEE data reveals industry growth

    WEEE data reveals industry growth

    The household waste electrical and electronic collection data has been released, along with news that Defra has increased its proposed collection targets for 2017.

  4. Packaging recycling targets met

    Packaging recycling targets met

    The UK met all of its packaging recycling targets in 2016, according to the latest data from the Environment Agency, with strong increases in aluminium, steel and plastic packaging.

  5. New definition adopted for RDF

    New definition adopted for RDF

    Defra has announced that the definition for refuse derived fuel (RDF), which was trialled for six months, will now be formally adopted.

  6. China launches crackdown on waste imports

    China launches crackdown on waste imports

    China's General Administration of Customs has announced a year-long campaign to cut the illegal smuggling of foreign waste, with a special focus on illegal shipments of industrial waste, electronics, plastics and her solid waste.

  7. WEEE compliance fee proposal announced

    WEEE compliance fee proposal announced

    Defra has confirmed the compliance fee proposal that has been chosen to calculate collection targets for WEEE compliance schemes in 2016.

  8. Participation still low for materials facilities data

    Participation still low for materials facilities data

    The latest materials facilities (MF) data shows a rise in the amount of target material being received by materials facilities in Wales. The number of facilities reporting data across England and Wales, however, continues to remain lower than expected.

  9. Environmental laws to be transposed through Great Repeal Bill

    Environmental laws to be transposed through Great Repeal Bill

    The government has confirmed its plans to transpose all of the current European environmental regulations into UK law following our exit from the EU.

  10. PRN markets flat as UK looks likely to meet packaging obligation

    PRN markets flat as UK looks likely to meet packaging obligation

    The packaging recovery note (PRN) markets remain stable, with early indications that the UK will comply with the packaging recovery targets for 2016.

  11. France achieves new record for WEEE recycling

    France achieves new record for WEEE recycling

    France has achieved a new record for recycling waste electrical goods, according to an environmental watchdog.

  12. Trading division expands to assist packaging compliance growth

    Trading division expands to assist packaging compliance growth

    As a growing number of businesses join our packaging compliance scheme, we entered 2017 with expansion in our compliance and trading divisions.

  13. Industry leaders back global plan for plastic packaging recycling

    Industry leaders back global plan for plastic packaging recycling

    Industry leaders have endorsed a new global action plan that aims to see 70 per cent of the world's plastic packaging reused and recycled.

  14. E-waste rises by almost two-thirds in Asia

    E-waste rises by almost two-thirds in Asia

    New research has revealed rapid growth in the amount of e-waste in east and south-east Asia, with the volume of discarded electronics jumping almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015.

  15. Clarity appoints Paul Chapman to waste to fuel division

    Clarity appoints Paul Chapman to waste to fuel division

    We are delighted to welcome Paul Chapman who has been appointed to our waste to fuel division as a Specialist Consultant.

Latest news

New code of practice for RDF market

A new code of practice for the RDF market has been published by a group of industry representatives.…

Call for evidence on deposit return scheme

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence on how a reward and return scheme for plastic, metal and glass drinks containers could improve recycling rates.…

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