Packaging Sunday 29 March 2015
WRAP has published a series of reports on plastics recycling today 23 March 2015

WRAP concludes major plastics recycling research

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has today (March 23) concluded a series of work on plastics recycling that it is hoped will stimulate investment in the sector, and help to boost recycling rates for the material. ...


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Attention needs to be paid to the domestic reprocessing sector for plastics and other materials 19 March 2015

Rogerson assesses options to support plastics recycling


Environment minister Dan Rogerson has brought together the recycling sector, plastics industry, retailers and waste trade associations to discuss the difficulties facing the plastics recycling market. In a meeting earlier this ...

Flexible aluminium packaing such as food and drink pouches will be collected from households under the trial 19 March 2015

Defra backs ‘caddy bag’ flexible packaging trial


Defra is backing a trial to assess the feasibility of collecting flexible laminated packaging such as food and drink pouches, pet food pouches and toothpaste tubes from households, via a ‘caddy bag’ scheme. The scheme is ...

Industry sources have expressed some concern over the 2015 steel market 13 March 2015

Q4 2014 packaging data indicates strong year for glass


Compliance schemes welcomed publication of the final provisional packaging waste recovery statistics for 2014 yesterday (March 12), showing the market appears to have met its obligations for the year. The Q4 figures for September...

An 'Ellacycle' collection point 10 March 2015

Ella’s Kitchen launches recycling initiative


Children’s food brand Ella’s Kitchen has launched a recycling scheme for its baby food pouches in collaboration with multinational recycling firm Terracycle. The ‘Ellacycle’ scheme aims to help parents recycle the pouches...

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Malone moves up to run DS Smith Recycling


Long-serving DS Smith Recycling chief executive, Peter McGuinness, it to move up within the DS Smith Group to become its director of sustainability on March 17. At the same time a number of other management changes will take place...

metal and plastic packaging 3 February 2015

Maximising benefits of PRN system on ACP agenda


The government's new Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is to look at how the PRN system can help councils to meet challenging 2020 recycling targets as part of a new programme of work agreed at its inaugural meeting last week.

Oxford city council accepted that expanded polystyrene (EPS) boxes and trays can feasibly be recycled 3 February 2015

Oxford waters down recyclable take-away packaging rule


Proposed licensing requirements which would have forced street food vendors in Oxford to only distribute biodegradable and recyclable packaging have been watered down by the city council following lobbying by the packaging industry.

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Valpak reports ‘strong’ year in 2014


VIDEO REPORT: Packaging waste compliance scheme Valpak had a successful year in 2014 and finished the year strong, according to the company’s chief executive, Steve Gough. Speaking exclusively to last ...

The Courtauld Commitment Phase 3 results show a slight increase in manufacturing and retail waste 22 January 2015

WRAP unveils Courtauld Phase 3 results


WRAP has offered an update on the progress made during the latest phase of the voluntary grocery sector waste reduction scheme, the Courtauld Commitment, noting that there has been a slight increase in waste from manufacturing and retail.

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