Packaging Thursday 25 May 2017
17 May 2017

Obligation data offers clearer picture of 2017 packaging targets

Data published this week has confirmed that packaging recycling targets for 2017 look largely on course to be met by the end of the year, with performance in steel, paper and wood ahead of schedule. Obligation data which was made ...


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25 May 2017

Alupro reports ‘milestone’ for aluminium can recycling


The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), has reported that aluminium drink can recycling in the UK reached a ‘milestone’ 70% recycling rate in 2016. According to the organisation data taken from the Environment...

22 May 2017

Deposit scheme would hit councils, warns Vanston


Plastic bottle deposit schemes could threaten the investment made by local authorities in infrastructure and collection services, the packaging industry has warned. Concerns over the impact of deposit schemes were raised by Paul ...

28 April 2017

Q1 packaging data shows plastic, steel and wood rise


Latest packaging recycling data published this week has suggested that processing of plastics, wood and steel has increased in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period 12 months earlier. The provisional data, ...

10 April 2017

Government to review HWRC charges and bottle deposits


The government is to review guidance around charges for the disposal of waste at household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), in order to ‘make clear’ the law around charging the public for the service. And, work will also be ...

5 April 2017

PRN revenue topped £50 million in 2016


Revenue from the UK’s packaging recovery note (PRN) system totalled over £50 million in 2016, figures published by the Environment Agency this week suggest. This would suggest that the income from PRNs fell when compared to the...

30 March 2017

EU environmental laws will apply post-Brexit


Government ministers today (30 March) confirmed that the ‘whole body’ of existing environmental laws derived from EU legislation will be safeguarded in UK law prior to Brexit. Confirmation came in the Department for Exiting ...

27 March 2017

Veolia secures outlet for St Helens’ cullet plant


Veolia has secured a take-off contract with Knauf Insulation for the supply of recycled glass cullet from a refining and drying plant to be developed at St Helens, Merseyside. Due for completion by the end of 2017, Veolia's £...

14 March 2017

MEPs vote in favour of Circular Economy package revisions


MEPs have voted to increase the proposed recycling target as set out under the EU’s Circular Economy package to 70% by 2030, following a vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today (14 March). The vote came in response ...

10 March 2017

Food sector warns of packaging and recycling ‘trade-off’


A ‘trade-off’ has to be made between recycling and the choice of packaging used for food and drinks products, the sector’s trade body warned today. The cautionary note comes in a packaging checklist published by the Food &...

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