Packaging Tuesday 24 May 2016
Express Awards for Excellence 2016 20 May 2016

Belfast and Biogen among 2016 Awards for Excellence winners

There were local authority winners from Belfast city council to Sutton’s Maria Kampioti at this year’s Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management ceremony held in London yesterday (19 May). Eleven awards were ...


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Final figures for the first quarter of 2016 place a further 30,000 tonnes of glass packaging recycled 18 May 2016

Final Q1 data eases glass packaging concerns


Fears of a slow start for glass packaging recycling in 2016 have been alleviated, following publication of the final first quarter figures this week. The data, which has been published by the Environment Agency, shows how much ...

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Mark Lyndon’s Paul Briggs to retire this summer


Former DS Smith sales and purchasing manager for recovered paper, Colin Clarke is to take charge of paper export business Mark Lyndon from September with the retirement of the current managing director, Paul Briggs.

Final figures for the first quarter of 2016 place a further 30,000 tonnes of glass packaging recycled 22 April 2016

Q1 packaging data shows slow start for glass


Provisional packaging recycling data published today (22 April) reveals a rocky start to the year for glass. The official quarterly data has been released by the Environment Agency and gives an indication of how much packaging ...

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FEVE calls for mandatory glass separation


The European Container Glass Federation FEVE has called the separate collection of packaging ‘absolutely essential’ in its report on proposals for new waste laws within the EU. In a response this week to the European ...

WasteCare Group has announced the acquisition of the Avonmouth IBC facility from Greif UK 15 April 2016

WasteCare acquires Avonmouth steel drum plant


A hazardous waste treatment plant capable of processing over 2,000 steel drums per day has been acquired by WasteCare Group’s industrial packaging division. PackCare has purchased the Avonmouth facility from Greif UK Ltd, a ...

Defra resources minister Rory Stewart (photo: Amy Burns) 13 April 2016

Stewart ‘uncertain’ on deposit return schemes


Defra’s minister for waste and resources Rory Stewart has admitted to ‘uncertainties’ over the benefit of deposit return schemes, after it was suggested that one could be introduced in England as part of the government’s litter ...

Moisture content of waste paper is a concern to mills 8 April 2016

Recyclers urge commercial approach to moisture


Publication of guidelines for the quality of recovered, or waste paper, published by a pan-European paper association earlier this week have been broadly welcomed by the UK’s two paper organisations. But there are some concerns ...

mixed papers new 8 April 2016

Paper PRN boost expected as protocol change confirmed


An increase in the proportion of mixed papers that can be counted as packaging during recycling has been confirmed by the Environment Agency. For 2016, the Department for Environment, Food & ...

Latest data shows the final amount of packaging recycled in the UK in 2015 1 April 2016

Environment Agency confirms 2015 packaging obligation met


Finalised data released by the Environment Agency this week shows that the annual obligation for the amount of packaging waste recycled in 2015 has been met. The validated figures reveal that 6,952,186 tonnes of packaging was ...

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