Packaging Thursday 30 March 2017
10 March 2017

Food sector warns of packaging and recycling ‘trade-off’

A ‘trade-off’ has to be made between recycling and the choice of packaging used for food and drinks products, the sector’s trade body warned today. The cautionary note comes in a packaging checklist published by the Food &...


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27 March 2017

Veolia secures outlet for St Helens’ cullet plant


Veolia has secured a take-off contract with Knauf Insulation for the supply of recycled glass cullet from a refining and drying plant to be developed at St Helens, Merseyside. Due for completion by the end of 2017, Veolia's £...

14 March 2017

MEPs vote in favour of Circular Economy package revisions


MEPs have voted to increase the proposed recycling target as set out under the EU’s Circular Economy package to 70% by 2030, following a vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today (14 March). The vote came in response ...

9 March 2017

WRAP tells councils to view black trays as ‘rubbish’


WRAP has today (March 9) given general advice to local authorities to add black plastic to their ‘not recycled’ list unless council contractors say otherwise, and consider the material ‘rubbish’. The charity has also ...

9 March 2017

Budget: Wood target concern but landfill proposals welcomed


An increased recycling target for wood packaging could see a spike in packaging waste recovery note (PRN) prices for the material in future years, compliance experts have said in response to targets in yesterday’s Budget (8 March).

8 March 2017

Government confirms higher packaging targets to 2020


The government has today (9 March) confirmed future target rates for packaging recycling up to the end of the decade – with the overall packaging recycling rate required to rise from a current level of close to 65%, up to 75.4% by 2020.

8 March 2017

Packaging target clarity anticipated in Budget


The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, is expected to unveil future target rates for the recycling of paper, steel, aluminium and wood packaging up to 2020 in his budget statement today (8 March). ...

6 March 2017

Audit Committee to probe bottle and coffee cup waste


The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the environmental impact of drinks packaging including plastic bottles and single-use coffee cups. The inquiry, which was announced on Saturday (4 ...

27 February 2017

Retailers urged to tackle food waste via labelling


Retailers could reduce an estimated 350,000 tonnes of avoidable household food waste per year via changes to packaging and ‘Use By’ dates, a survey by WRAP has claimed today (27 February). The Retailer Survey – which is used...

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...

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