Packaging Sunday 26 February 2017
23 February 2017

Coca Cola offers support for deposit return schemes

Drinks giant Coca Cola Great Britain has backed the potential introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for bottles and cans in Scotland, putting it at odds with councils and retailers who oppose the measure. Coca Cola GB, ...


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23 February 2017

Mixed views over deposit scheme benefits


Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

22 February 2017

Wastepack acquires Integra Compliance schemes


Wastepack Group has acquired Integra Compliance Ltd, strengthening its position in the packaging waste and waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) compliance sector. Stafford-based Integra Compliance Ltd operates three ...

21 February 2017

Behr to head up DS Smith Recycling


The UK's largest paper manufacturing and recycling business, DS Smith, has announced Jochen Behr as its new Head of Recycling. The appointment comes after the sudden departure of Dr Jim Malone who held the post until this month...

14 February 2017

ACP praises PRN ‘value’ following packaging data


Data suggesting the UK’s packaging recycling and recovery rate rose by nearly 800,000 tonnes in 2016 shows the value of the PRN system, the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has claimed. The ACP – a Defra-appointed body ...

13 February 2017

Packaging recycling likely to have hit 8.2m tonnes in 2016


Provisional data for the 2016 compliance year shows the amount of packaging recycled or recovered in the UK is likely to finish at an estimated 8.2 million tonnes. The estimated figure has been taken from monthly reporting figures...

9 February 2017

Paper exporter ACN makes new UK appointments


Recovered paper exporter ACN Europe (UK) has restructured its UK operation with the appointment of Tania Don and Steven Keir to two new roles in the business. The appointments come as the Manchester-based company announced the ...

9 February 2017

Respect shown across sector after Shotton fatality


Monday’s fatality at UPM Shotton has prompted widespread sympathy across the paper manufacturing and recycling sector, according to UPM. Consequently, a number of paper recycling and mill sites in the UK today (9 February) ...

9 February 2017

Foils and plastic trays given ‘widely recycled’ on-pack label


The On-Pack Recycling Label – OPRL – scheme has changed its guidance for plastic pots, tubs and trays and aluminium foil to suggest that the materials are now ‘widely recycled’ by councils at the kerbside. OPRL is used ...

1 February 2017

Filippo Berio and Sandoz pay to charities after packaging breaches


Olive oil company Filippo Berio UK and pharmaceuticals firm Sandoz have both made contributions under the civil sanctions regime for not meeting packaging waste obligations. The two are among a number of businesses who have paid ...

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