Packaging Tuesday 13 October 2015
Defra's consultation has prompted responses on the future of plastic packaging targets 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 ...


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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...

The Agency has introduced a new protocol for measuring the packaging content of waste cardboard 22 September 2015

Agency attempts to simplify PRN accreditation


Moves by the Environment Agency to streamline the ‘onerous’ PRN accreditation process have been broadly welcomed by figures in the waste and recycling sector. However, some have raised concerns that changes relating to ...

Viridor managers at the graduation ceremony 14 September 2015

News in Brief (14/09/2015)


With news on: Hertfordshire AD achieves PAS 110; government grant for Advanced Plasma Power consortium; Viridor managers graduate; and, changes to Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations

O-I will use recycled content from Viridor at its Alloa plant in Clackmannanshire 4 September 2015

O-I transfers glass recycling to Viridor


EXCLUSIVE: Glass manufacturing giant O-I is to transfer its Scottish glass recycling operations to Viridor’s £25 million plant. Under a seven-year agreement, Owen-Illinois Inc will buy treated cullet from Viridor’s new ...

Viridor's plant will process glass packaging for Scotland's burgeoning whisky industry 2 September 2015

Viridor opens £25m glass recycling facility


Viridor officially opened its £25 million glass recycling plant in North Lanarkshire yesterday (September 1) - with Scottish Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead on hand to cut the ribbon. The plant, at Newhouse, is capable of ...

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...

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 ...

Babz 2 11 August 2015

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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