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WRAP revises paper and wood packaging forecasts

Long-awaited estimates for the amount of paper and wood packaging likely to be recycled by 2020 have been published by WRAP today (4 August). The Wood Flow and Paper & Card Flow reports, which have been delivered in ...


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MARKET REPORT: Steel and aluminium cans 25 July 2016

Steel recycling soars in latest packaging data


The amount of steel packaging recycled in the second quarter of 2016 has spiked according to provisional data released by the Environment Agency on Friday (22 July). And, nearly all other materials look on track to meet the ...

Latest data shows the final amount of packaging recycled in the UK in 2015 5 July 2016

‘Business as usual’ for PRNs as experts urge calm


Trading of packaging recovery notes (PRNs) has not been destabilised by the UK’s decision to leave the EU, although some longer-term impacts should be anticipated. This was the message from compliance schemes and waste packaging...

DS Smith 23 June 2016

Profits up at DS Smith by 1%


Recycling and paper mill giant DS Smith has announced its total revenue is up 6% year-on-year, with pre-tax profits of £201 million, which is up by 1%. The European packaging company highlighted in its financial report published ...

The UK may have to look to extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes for packaging if it adopts the European Circular Economy Package 15 June 2016

Packaging experts debate PRN system as EPR support grows


More accountability for how revenue generated by the packaging recovery note (PRN) system is spent is required if the market-based system is to survive, experts have agreed. Adrian Hawkes, policy director of compliance scheme ...

A rise in RDF exports to the continent are likely to impact the PRN market 10 June 2016

ACP probes impact of RDF boom on packaging


The recovery PRN market could be “flooded” in the wake of increased export of refuse-derived fuel to Europe, Phil Conran – Advisory Committee on Packaging chair – has suggested. Burning the fuel for energy recovery allows ...

BPI's Rhmney wash plant 9 June 2016

RPC agrees £261m offer to buy BPI


Rigid plastic packaging manufacturer RPC has agreed to buy the Derbyshire-based plastic film recycling and manufacturing firm BPI in a cash and share offer worth around £261 million. The agreement was announced to the Stock Exchange today (9...

All operational Veolia plants are now R1 accredited, including those in development 6 June 2016

Veolia achieves R1 status for ten EfW plants


Veolia has achieved the ‘R1’ efficiency status across its portfolio of energy from waste plants, both operational and in development. According to the waste company, ten plants have received the R1 classification, which ...

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 ...

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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