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11 July 2017

Defra review backs PRN system

A review of the PRN and packaging recycling system in the UK has found in favour of retaining the current scheme. Carried out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and published on 7 July 2017, the review has ...


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17 July 2017

Coca-Cola backs changes to PRN system


Coca-Cola has thrown its support behind the idea of changes to the PRN system including support for materials to be recycled in the UK rather than overseas. Alongside last week’s announcement on a move towards a 50% recycled...

3 July 2017

Scots find deposit scheme benefits councils


Councils in Scotland could save as much as £6.2 million in residual waste disposal savings if a deposit return scheme was introduced, according to research by Zero Waste Scotland. And, the organisation finds that “in the ...

29 June 2017

DS Smith reports growth across UK and Europe


Paper packaging and recycling business DS Smith has reported growth across its operations, during a year in which it has seen corrugated box volumes increase by 3.2%. The company has published its full year results for 2016/17 up ...

27 June 2017

PackFlow 2025 gives four target options


Four ways forward for the UK's packaging waste system after 2020 were put forward in a study today (27 June) for the Valpak compliance scheme. On the agenda for discussion are proposals in 'PackFlow 2025', ranging from a "status ...

1 June 2017

Scottish committee to explore ‘cash for trash’


The Scottish Parliament has agreed that its environment committee is to explore a number of issues – including “cash for trash” incentives – to assess how Scotland might better manage waste. The Scottish Parliament has ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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