Today, HMRC has published the draft legislation for the introduction of a new tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content. This is to take effect from April 2022. IOM3 welcomes this progress and is glad to see some of the issues the Institute raised in our response complied in August 2020 addressed.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is investing £15mln in an experimental glass furnace facility in St Helens, UK. The, facility will be capable of producing 30 tonnes of glass a day for R&D into products such as bottles, jars or windows.
On 21 October, IOM3 on behalf of the Iron & Steel Society held the annual Sir Henry Bessemer Lecture and Awards, delivered by the 2019 Bessemer Gold Medalist Professor Dave Worsley FIMMM, Professor of Engineering at Swansea University, UK.