Packaging Friday 27 February 2015
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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 ...


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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.

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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Defra appoints new members to packaging committee


Defra has appointed ten members to its new Advisory Committee on Packaging, including Jonathan Short, the founder of the plastics recycling firm ECO Plastics and Andrew Bird, the chair of LARAC. Known as the ACP, the Committee is ...

Veolia's Newhaven East Sussex facility is one of three EfW plants in England with R1 accreditation 19 January 2015

PRNs ‘could drive up’ R1 registration


More energy-from-waste plants could register to become R1 compliant if market forces drive the price of PRNs up, an Environment Agency official has predicted. Chris Grove, E&B senior advisor at the Environment Agency, ...

Industry sources have predicted the likely trends for PRNs in 2015 6 January 2015

Note of caution over PRN market in 2015


Compliance schemes and reprocessors have predicted a largely straightforward year for the PRN market in 2015 – but sounded a note of caution over the potential impact that volatility in the plastics market could have. While ...

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Defra appoints Phil Conran as ACP chair


Phil Conran has been appointed as the new chair of the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced today (22 December). Mr Conran, who currently serves as director of ...

(l-r) Recoup chief executive Stuart Foster and Defra minister Dan Rogerson mark the launch of the Pledge 4 Plastics campaign in September 22 December 2014

Recoup sees rise in plastics communications schemes


Local authorities are increasingly turning their focus to plastic waste from households in a bid to increase recycling rates, plastics recycling body Recoup has claimed. This is among the findings of Recoup’s annual

As much as 32% of plastic packaging may have been recycled in 2013 19 December 2014

Plastic packaging recycling rate ‘4% higher’ than thought


Defra is to consider whether to review recycling targets for plastic packaging, following the release of a report suggesting that the current recycling rate for waste plastic packaging is higher than ...

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