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  1. Extended Producer Responsibility: We want your views

    Extended Producer Responsibility: We want your views

    The government has confirmed the second round of consultations on Extended Producer Responsibility will take place in early 2021.

  2. Defra issues first progress report on Resources and Waste Strategy

    Defra issues first progress report on Resources and Waste Strategy

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published its first progress report on the Resources and Waste Strategy, providing a baseline for measuring performance and progress against the aims of the strategy.

  3. Government launches Circular Economy Package

    Government launches Circular Economy Package

    The UK government has launched its Circular Economy Package (CEP), setting out its approach to transposing the European Union package into UK law.

  4. Clarity Sponsors The Great British Beach Clean Quiz

    Clarity Sponsors The Great British Beach Clean Quiz

    Join the Marine Conservation Society's Great British Beach Quiz, in association with Clarity Environmental, on 28 August 2020. The night is being held ahead of this year's Great British Beach Clean.

  5. Strong production in monthly packaging waste figures

    Strong production in monthly packaging waste figures

    The packaging waste recycling figures for July, published by the Environment Agency earlier this month, continue to report strong production, with most materials showing an increase when compared to last year.

  6. European Union to introduce plastic tax

    European Union to introduce plastic tax

    A plastic tax introduced by the European Union will levy a 800 euro per tonne fee on non-recyclable plastic waste.

  7. Report suggests incineration prioritised over landfill and exports of UK waste

    Report suggests incineration prioritised over landfill and exports of UK waste

    New report advises that using waste for energy resource in the UK is better for the economy and the environment than the current solutions of exporting overseas or going to landfill.

  8. New research into the challenges and opportunities for WEEE

    New research into the challenges and opportunities for WEEE

    New research by Material Focus - formerly the WEEE fund - reveals insight into the amount of electrical items sold and discarded in the UK.

  9. Clarity supports race to save our oceans

    Clarity supports race to save our oceans

    Clarity Environmental is sponsoring a team of students who have just embarked on an ambitious 2,000 mile non-stop row around Britain for cleaner oceans. If successful, they will be the youngest ever team to have completed the challenge.

  10. Report outlines urgent action needed on Plastic Pollution

    Report outlines urgent action needed on Plastic Pollution

    Research conducted by several Universities, and backed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, suggests volume of plastic in the oceans will quadruple by 2040.

  11. All materials on track to meet annual obligation

    All materials on track to meet annual obligation

    The provisional 2020 packaging data for Q2 was released by the Environment Agency, providing an important insight into the recycling performance halfway through the compliance year.

  12. Delay expected for EPR consultations until 2021

    Delay expected for EPR consultations until 2021

    The second round of consultations on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system has been delayed until early 2021.

  13. Debate over the place of oxo-degradable plastics in the UK

    Debate over the place of oxo-degradable plastics in the UK

    A group of trade associations, charities and campaign organisations have signed an open letter to the Environment Secretary to implement a total ban on oxo-degradable plastics.

  14. Clarity Environmental supports 30 Days Wild campaign

    Clarity Environmental supports 30 Days Wild campaign

    We have donated to The Wildlife Trusts in support of our involvement in the charity's annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild.

  15. Monthly PRN figures suggest recycling and reprocessing increase

    Monthly PRN figures suggest recycling and reprocessing increase

    The packaging waste recycling figures for May suggest positive progress towards the UK annual obligation for recycling and reprocessing despite lockdown restrictions.

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