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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. Scrap Metal Dealers Act decision met with disappointment

    Scrap Metal Dealers Act decision met with disappointment

    The Home Office has been criticised for its decision to retain the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA), rather than strengthen its powers.

  2. Further price drop for plastic PRNs

    Further price drop for plastic PRNs

    The verified packaging recycling data for Q3 was released by the Environment Agency on 9 November. After creeping up earlier this month, plastic prices have once again dropped in response to the positive results.

  3. Autumn Budget: single-use plastics, waste crime funding, electric vehicles

    Autumn Budget: single-use plastics, waste crime funding, electric vehicles

    UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, set out the Treasury's latest financial plan for the UK in the Autumn Budget last week, with a number of announcements for the waste and resource sector.

  4. China confirms new contamination level for waste imports

    China confirms new contamination level for waste imports

    The Chinese Government has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) of the new contamination level to be introduced on imported waste materials.

  5. Consumer attitudes revealed in textiles survey

    Consumer attitudes revealed in textiles survey

    WRAP has released the results of its third consumer clothing survey, to reveal the attitudes and values towards buying, using and disposing of clothes.

  6. Be a bit greener this Black Friday

    Be a bit greener this Black Friday

    With Black Friday offers encouraging us to trade in our old electronic goods for the latest bigger, shinier version, we help eager consumers to go green this festive period.

  7. Government to consult on new regulatory body

    Government to consult on new regulatory body

    Michael Gove has announced plans for a new, independent regulatory body for environmental standards.

  8. Waste and resource sector high risk in Brexit tracker

    Waste and resource sector high risk in Brexit tracker

    A coalition of NGOs is monitoring the environmental impacts of the UK leaving the EU and has raised the risk to the waste and resource sector.

  9. Q3 packaging recycling data leads to plastic price drop

    Q3 packaging recycling data leads to plastic price drop

    The provisional packaging recycling and export data for Q3 has been published on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD), revealing positive results for most grades and a stronger than expected return for plastic.

  10. Supermarket chain tops packaging offenders list

    Supermarket chain tops packaging offenders list

    According to Environment Agency data, 24 companies received civil sanctions between January and August 2017 for failing to register as obligated producers, or to take reasonable steps to recycle packaging waste.

  11. Defra launches Open Scope consultation

    Defra launches Open Scope consultation

    Defra has launched its Open Scope consultation, which will lead to a change in the way some types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are classified.

  12. New code of practice for RDF market

    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.

  13. Call for evidence on deposit return scheme

    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.

  14. Clarity donates to pirate walk charity event

    Clarity donates to pirate walk charity event

    As a proud supporter of local charities, we were delighted to donate to the Adur Special Needs Project (ASNP) as they held their first annual sponsored walk.

  15. Scotland waste to landfill drops by 11 per cent

    Scotland waste to landfill drops by 11 per cent

    The total amount of waste being sent to landfill in Scotland has dropped by an impressive 465,000 tonnes, according to data from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Latest news

Scrap Metal Dealers Act decision met with disappointment

The Home Office has been criticised for its decision to retain the Scrap Metal Dealers Act (SMDA), rather than strengthen its powers.…

Further price drop for plastic PRNs

The verified packaging recycling data for Q3 was released by the Environment Agency on 9 November. After creeping up earlier this month, plastic prices have once again dropped in response to the positive results.…

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