Packaging Thursday 27 August 2015
Defra has further intervened to aid the aluminium packaging sector in meeting its targets 27 August 2015

Defra makes further aluminium allowances

Defra has further revised the protocols for aluminium packaging recycling in a second bid to boost the number of PRNs that can be issued. Last week (August 21) changes were made to the rules governing the date of accreditation and...


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CHEM Trust has called on the EU to ban recycling products that contain harmful chemicals 25 August 2015

CHEM Trust in circular economy chemicals warning


Proposals to permit the recycling of products containing potentially hazardous material would be ‘short sighted’, a chemical protection charity has suggested in response to the EU Commission’s circular economy consultation. ...

Defra has further intervened to aid the aluminium packaging sector in meeting its targets 24 August 2015

Defra intervenes over aluminium PRN fears


Defra has amended the PRN accreditation process for aluminium reprocessors amid fears that producers will not meet their obligation for the material in 2015. Under the new rules, operators will be accredited to issue packaging ...

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Babz Media fined for breaching environmental rules


Babz Media Limited, an online trading company operating from Bilton Road, Perivale, Middlesex, has been fined £45,500 for non-compliance with environmental legislation across three separate material types: packaging waste, batteries and ...

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Paper packaging flow study launched


A joint project to research how much paper and card packaging is placed on the UK market has been launched by Valpak and the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) today (August 6). The study into paper and card packaging ...

The Environment Agency data gives an indication of how much packaging will need to be recycled by the end of 2015 23 July 2015

Q2 data paints latest PRN picture


Ongoing uncertainty surrounding aluminium and recovery PRNs has continued into the second quarter of 2015, provisional waste packaging data published by the Environment Agency suggests. The data released on the National Packaging ...

Defra has further intervened to aid the aluminium packaging sector in meeting its targets 23 July 2015

‘Bad planning’ refuted by aluminium sector


The aluminium recycling sector has been accused of bad planning, following a further ‘shortfall’ in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the second quarter of 2015. The interim data for aluminium and other materials...

The government is keen to reduce the burden for producers of complying with the Packaging Waste Regulations 6 July 2015

Proposals to cut red tape in PRN system welcomed


Proposals to cut red tape in the PRN system have been broadly welcomed by the government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP). Responding to Defra’s recent

Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Mark H Durkan 29 June 2015

Northern Ireland to consider bottle deposit scheme


The Northern Irish Executive will consider whether to introduce a money-back scheme on drinks bottles, similar to that under review in Scotland, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has revealed. Mr Durkan made the revelation ...

Aerial image of the Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 facility 18 June 2015

News in brief (18/06/15)


With news on; Shanks launches corporate targets; Southern Plastics Recycling fined; MEL signs Ferrybridge PPA contract; ZWS circular economy carbon report, and; Simply Cups expands material range   ...

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