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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. Packaging  recycling data paints positive picture

    Packaging recycling data paints positive picture

    The provisional packaging recycling and export data for Q2 has been published on the NPWD, and once again confirms that the UK is on track to meet its annual recycling obligations.

  2. 'Clear direction' needed from new Defra head

    'Clear direction' needed from new Defra head

    The snap election in June led to a UK Government reshuffle, and the surprise appointment of Michael Gove to the position of Secretary of State for the Environment. Industry groups have called on Gove to provide clear commitment and direction for the sector.

  3. Deposit return scheme investigated in Scotland

    Deposit return scheme investigated in Scotland

    The Scottish Government has announced that it has commissioned detailed work to explore how a deposit return scheme might operate in the country.

  4. PRN system should be retained, recommends Defra

    PRN system should be retained, recommends Defra

    A government review of the packaging recovery note (PRN) system in the UK has recommended that the current system is retained.

  5. Plastic PRNs experience steep rise in price

    Plastic PRNs experience steep rise in price

    With conditions remaining difficult for the export market, plastic PRNs have experienced some sharp price rises in recent weeks.

  6. Traffic light assessment highlights Brexit environmental risks

    Traffic light assessment highlights Brexit environmental risks

    Marking the anniversary of the EU vote, a coalition of organisations has published a traffic light assessment of environmental risks through the Brexit process.

  7. New packaging law approved in Germany

    New packaging law approved in Germany

    A new packaging law has been passed in Germany aimed at increasing recycling and preventing packaging waste.

  8. 'Spy in the sky' technology will detect waste crime

    'Spy in the sky' technology will detect waste crime

    New satellite technology could be used as an intelligence tool to tackle serious waste crime.

  9. Materials facilities data shows drop in target material

    Materials facilities data shows drop in target material

    The latest materials facilities figures have been released, revealing a decrease in the amount of target material being received by materials facilities in England.

  10. Business standard for circular economy launched

    Business standard for circular economy launched

    BSI has launched the world's first standard for implementing circular economy principles.

  11. General election 2017: Party manifesto guide

    General election 2017: Party manifesto guide

    Ahead of the General Election next month, we run down the key points for our sector featured in each of the political party's manifestos.

  12. Packaging obligation data reveals comfortable position

    Packaging obligation data reveals comfortable position

    The first official packaging obligation data for the UK has been published by the Environment Agency, along with the verified packaging recycling data for the first quarter of 2017.

  13. Survey reveals perception of glass packaging

    Survey reveals perception of glass packaging

    A Europe-wide survey has revealed that 76 per cent of Europeans see glass as the most environmentally friendly packaging material.

  14. Italy will be taken to court for landfill failures

    Italy will be taken to court for landfill failures

    The European Commission is to take Italy to the Court of Justice after the country failed to rehabilitate or close 44 landfill sites.

  15. Map highlights CE package leaders and laggards

    Map highlights CE package leaders and laggards

    A map showing each EU member states' position on the Circular Economy package has been released, with the UK among a number being criticised for a lack of transparency.

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