Packaging Thursday 11 February 2016
The Environment Agency has backed a statement from SEPA on export contamination 9 February 2016

Fibre exporter cracks down on contaminated material

Confirmation of a tougher stance by exporters of waste paper or recovered fibre to China in terms of quality has come from Nottingham-based Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises. The company has revealed that it rejected over 400,000 ...


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Packaging reports will now be published on a monthly basis, in a bid to 'improve transparency' around PRNs 8 February 2016

‘Voluntary’ monthly packaging reporting gets green light


Packaging recycling data will be published every month, under a new voluntary system coming into effect from Wednesday (10 February). In a move agreed by Defra, the Environment Agency and the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) ...

mixed papers new 28 January 2016

Mixed papers to get PRN boost


The recycling rate for packaging materials and the generation of paper PRNs is set to be boosted by alterations to the mechanism used for issuing PRNs for mixed papers. Mixed papers, primarily sourced from the household waste ...

UK paper exports to hit 6m tonnes "in 10 years" 21 January 2016

Recovered paper sector stays stable


The recovered – or waste – paper sector has started the New Year with steady demand from China for used cardboard which is helping to add stability to the sector. And, in contrast to metals and plastics, overall, the recovered...

WRAP has published a series of reports on plastics recycling today 20 January 2016

Plastics recyclers face export ‘challenges’


Plunging oil prices and depressed demand for scrap from the Far East are causing concern amongst plastics recyclers, as the sector looks to recover from what was described as a ‘difficult’ year in 2015. Businesses collecting ...

Kent Resource Partnership has received funding for a new wave of recycling campaigns in 2016 19 January 2016

Kent gains over £100,000 for fresh recycling drive


The Kent Resource Partnership has received more than £100,000 to fund plastics and metal recycling communications across 11 local authority areas. Over £70,000 has been secured via WRAP’s ‘Increasing Communications through ...

The South East London Combined Heat and Power plant is one of a handful of incinerators in England operating with R1 status 14 January 2016

EU referendum and markets shape packaging outlook


Global commodity markets, revised targets and uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum are all expected to shape UK packaging recycling over the course of 2016. This was the message from compliance schemes, reprocessors and the ...

plastics@large 12 January 2016

UK lags behind Europe on plastics packaging


The UK lagged behind some of the top-performing EU member states in the amount of plastics packaging recycled during 2013, latest data from the European Commission suggests. Figures published via the Commission’s data website ...

SELCHP in South London is among the facilities to have been R1 accredited in 2015 8 January 2016

2015 sees increase in EfWs awarded ‘recovery’ status


The Environment Agency issued ‘R1’ energy efficiency status to seven operational energy from waste plants in England in 2015, information released this week has confirmed. Previously, only three plants in operation in the UK ...

Richard Lochhead reverse funding 4 January 2016

Scottish Government to look closer at deposit schemes


The Scottish Government is to further examine the case for a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, despite criticism by packaging producers that the measure could be ‘costly and confusing’. Environment Secretary Richard...

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