Government failure to send clear investment signals to business could lead to more plastic being exported, incinerated or landfilled than ever before, according to the Public Accounts Committee
Consumer and regulatory pressure means all eyes are on businesses to deliver on their sustainable packaging goals - but can innovative solutions really deliver promised environmental gains?
Enhanced producer responsibility puts a price on the packaging materials a company brings into a state - and they are increasingly popular with policymakers
The full Extended Producer Responsibility regime for packaging waste is now not expected to be operational until 2025, which would be after next General Election
Companies required to collect information on packaging use from this week, ahead of full introduction of new levy to make firms responsible for the cost of the waste they produce
Defra says cigarette butts are most commonly littered item in country and cost authorities around £40m a year to clean up
Plans to make manufacturers pay full costs of recycling their packaging and develop consistent household collections nationwide unveiled