Tires are easy to remold, easy to transport, and easy to install because they are extremely light – as well as being easy to maintain, which makes them durable too. 300 billion. The number of tires produced annually worldwide. And potentially as many that have to be recycled. Since 2003, a European directive has banned sending them to landfill with the specific aim of transforming them for other uses.
A deposit return scheme intended to increase recycling rates and “slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas” will be introduced in England, subject to consultation later this year, it was confirmed by Defra today. UK consumers go through an estimated 13bn plastic drinks bottles a year, but more than 3bn aren’t being recycled, with some ending up as litter on the streets and in the marine environment.
Not enough action from EU on plastic’ On the heels of the EU plastics strategy, which includes making plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, DW spoke with the environment minister of Sweden, who has pushed for stronger measures to manage plastic waste. Plastic pollution is a great threat for marine wildlife and ocean ecosystems The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics was adopted Tuesday as part of the European Union transition toward a circular economy.