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Procter & Gamble unveils beach plastic shampoo bottle

Consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble – manufacturer of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand – has announced the production of a recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled plastic collected from beaches. The limited edition rHDPE bottle will go on sale in summer 2017 to consumers at the French supermarket ...

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VIDEO: In this weekly news round-up video, we report on Sheffield council's decision to re-tender its 35-year waste services contract. Also, we provide details of Unilever's pledge to use '100% recyclable' plastics across its ...

Councillors in Sheffield have voted in favour of a motion to pursue an early end to the city council’s 35-year waste services contract with Veolia from April 2018, with a view to securing a ‘new and improved’ contract. At a ...

Consumers continue to be confused about which plastics can and cannot be recycled – research conducted on behalf of the Pledge 4 Plastics campaign has suggested.

Representative of four major supermarkets were questioned by MPs yesterday (18 January) over their efforts to tackle food waste. Officials from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose ...

Steve Morgan, technical manager at plastics recycling body Recoup, looks at research into consumer attitudes to recycling of plastic packaging. In our recent research project (

Non-preferential creditors of New Earth Solutions Group could receive a dividend of between 4-8 pence for every pound invested in the waste business, a report by administrators has suggested. According to a progress report by ...

Natural Resources Wales is backing the Right Waste, Right Place campaign, an industry-led initiative aimed at helping small businesses understand their Duty of Care obligations. The ‘Right Waste, Right Place’ campaign launched...

Slough borough council is continuing work to take its waste and recycling service in-house, when its existing contract with Amey expires in November 2017. Councillors were offered an update on progress made in setting up a Local ...

EXCLUSIVE: Environment Agency data shows Essex county council landfilled 213,000 tonnes of household waste in 2015/16 – with the long-term future of output from the Basildon MBT plant still to be decided. The authority has yet ...

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Tackling confusion in plastics recycling

Steve Morgan, technical manager at plastics recycling body Recoup, looks at research into consumer attitudes to recycling of plastic packaging. In our recent research project (... read more

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News that Sheffield city council is to vote on scrapping its 35-year waste deal with Veolia this month will disconcert some of the major players in the UK waste sector – but the move is not wholly unexpected. Indeed, Sheffield...

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In terms of producer responsibility, the UK’s packaging waste recovery note (PRN) system has to be the most well-known and well-developed. Perhaps the most remarkable point about the whole system is how it has survived since the mid-1990s ...

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Given recent press coverage of business failures in the plastics recycling sector – you’d be forgiven for thinking that the mood amongst plastics recyclers would be one of gloom. However, at Peterborough’s Kingsgate ...

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