Packaging Thursday 26 November 2015
Consideration of the plastics PRN needs an all-round view, suggests Valpak 26 November 2015

Defra proposes lowering plastic packaging target

Long-awaited proposals to amend the plastic and glass packaging recycling targets have today (26 November) been outlined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The


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Rory Stewart speaking at the Plastics 2020 reception this afternoon (25 November) 25 November 2015

Stewart promises plastic packaging target proposals


Defra is to present its proposals for a revised packaging recycling target for plastics in the coming weeks, resources minister Rory Stewart has revealed today (25 November). The minister made the revelation at the Plastics 2020 ...

(L-R) Beatson Clark recycling plant engineer Chris Daniells, logistics manager Colin Saysell and health and safety manager Dave Linford 16 November 2015

Beatson Clark invests in glass sorting line


Rotherham glass manufacturer Beatson Clark has completed an £840,000 upgrade at its Greasborough Road facility to install optical glass sorting technology aimed at boosting material quality. The company holds a contract, ...

Indicative design of the proposed Energy Recovery Facility 16 November 2015

News in brief 16/11/2015


With news on: ACE joint ownership of OPRL Ltd; Yorwaste secures university waste management contract; NWLA application for development accepted for examination; Aberdeen city council receives funding to increase recycling, and; Salford launches ...

Steve Lee was speaking at an APSRG session in Westminster today 5 November 2015

CIWM calls on government to step in


Government intervention is now necessary to end growing instability in recycling markets, the chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) emphasised today (November 5). Speaking at a session of the All...

Veolia bales 23 October 2015

Plastic PRN prices set to keep rising


Third quarter packaging waste data published this week shows increased pressure on the plastics packaging sector in contrast to glass, which looks set to meet its 2015 recycling target with relative ease. And, the data also ...

pallets 21 October 2015

WRAP unveils wood packaging flow study


A new study to analyse wood packaging flows has been announced by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) today (October 21). WRAP has commissioned Valpak to conduct new research on the material, following its previous ...

Phil Conran explained how local authorities were benefiting from the PRN system - pictured here at the LARAC conference are: LARAC chair and ACP member Andrew Bird; keynote speaker Antonis Mavropoulos; Phil Conran, ACP chair; and speaker Stuart Hayward-Higham of Suez 14 October 2015

ACP chair: Councils are seeing PRN money


The PRN has become a dirty word for many local authorities, Phil Conran, chair of the Advisory Committee on Packaging conceded today. Speaking at the LARAC local authority recycling officers annual conference in Nottingham, Mr ...

Consideration of the plastics PRN needs an all-round view, suggests Valpak 13 October 2015

Packaging sector calls for plastics target freeze


Respondents to a consultation on plastics packaging have called for current targets to be frozen until 2020 in order to reduce the “heat and volatility” of the PRN system. The two-month long government survey consulted waste ...

ACP chair Phil Conran 23 September 2015

Committee examines volatility in PRN system


Reducing the volatility in the PRN system rather than scrapping it altogether is the current focus of the government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging, according to ACP chair Phil Conran. Speaking about his committee’s work in...

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