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Extent of impact of green fence on Chinese plastics industry revealed

European and US exports of plastics to China fell dramatically as a result of the Green Fence, the China Scrap Plastics Association has revealed. Writing in the China Recycling Plastics Update, China Scrap Plastics Association president Steve Wong noted that the Chinese Green Fence policy that enforced regulation on importing material had a major impact …

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Amother report calls for an office for resource management, and further financial penalty for using landfill

The call for an Office for Resource Management has got louder with a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) the latest to join the chorus. Echoing the call earlier in the week from EEF – the Manufacturers’ Organisation, IPPR has called for the creation of the Office for Resource Management in it’s …

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European Aluminium Association calls for joint non-ferrous and ferrous EU 2030 packaging targets

The decision by the European Commission to split the proposed non-ferrous and ferrous 2030 packaging targets will lead to extra cost, according to the European Aluminum Association (EAA). Under the proposals published by the European Commission last week, 80 per cent of packaging will need to be recycled or prepared for reuse by 2030. Under …

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Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises to introduce moisture inspections on paper bales

One of the leading paper exporters has announced that it has introduced inspections of bales to check for excessive moisture. Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises said that over the past three years, it has seen an unprecedented increase in the amount of moisture being recorded in UK material, with last winter being particularly bad following consistent …

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New chair of Zero Waste Scotland announced

Vic Emery has been announced as the first chair of Zero Waste Scotland. Following Zero Waste Scotland’s move to a new corporate structure from 1 July, the former managing director of BAE Systems Warship Division and current chair of the Scottish Police Authority will be head the new board following the organisation’s separation from WRAP. …

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Manufacturers call for creation of government office of resource management

The Government has been warned that it must act over growing risk to material supply for the UK including developing an Office of Resource Management. In a report from EEF – the manufacturers’ organisation, it warns that the Government needs to act over escalating risk to the UK’s supply of essential materials, and says that …

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KINDRED NOMADS

The latest KINDRED NOMAD Project. CHRISTMAS IN SUMMER – May 4, 2014 It is thanks to Natsu No Color , Japanese professional violin player/vocalist and her very generous friends in Japan, plus the organising talents ofGeralyn Oporto with valuable assistance of her son Brett Sean Oporto, and to Mam Ellen Corilla Maningo who organized the …

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