Packaging Saturday 25 April 2015
Aluminium sector braced for higher recycling targets 23 April 2015

Alupro calls for changes to PRN system

Metal recycling organisation Alupro has called for an “overhaul” of how PRNs are issued, following a shortfall in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the first quarter of 2015. Alupro, which represents aluminium ...


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Provisional data released today shows a promising start to the year for glass packaging - but not for aluminium 22 April 2015

Aluminium and recovery hit hard in Q1 packaging data


Changes to scrap metal protocols have led to a “concerning” shortfall in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the first quarter of 2015, some industry sources have claimed in response to provisional recycling data released today...

April 1 Shipping exports 13 April 2015

Exports ‘not to blame’ for tough plastics market


Secondary commodities sector trade body The Recycling Association has reacted strongly to suggestions that exports of plastic scrap and the PRN system are to blame for tough trading conditions currently affecting UK plastics recyclers.

The Advisory Committee on Packaging has issued its recommendations for the European Commission's Circular Economy Package 9 April 2015

ACP sets out EU circular economy proposals


The UK government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has submitted a series of proposals to the European Commission to take into account when drawing up its revised Circular Economy package this year. Proposed new targets ...

Research suggests the recycling rate for plastics packaging may be higher than previously though 8 April 2015

Defra assesses future of plastics packaging target


The government is seeking views on the future of plastics packaging targets, after research suggested that the recycling rate for the material is higher than previously thought. A consultation paper was launched by the Department ...

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Export and PRNs blamed for Closed Loop difficulties


Reforms to the packaging recovery note (PRN) system, including incentives for the use of recycled materials, could have shielded plastics recyclers from market volatility currently affecting the sector the British Plastics Federation (BPF) ...

Alison Ingle, manager of packaging at Nestle UK, has joined the ACP 31 March 2015

CPI and Nestle UK reps join packaging committee


CPI director of raw materials Simon Weston and Nestle UK group packaging manager Alison Ingle have been appointed to Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP). Both packaging experts will join the ACP on a voluntary basis...

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. ...

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 ...

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