Packaging Monday 24 October 2016
The ESA has argued channeling PRN revenue to waste processors would support increased collections 18 October 2016

ESA proposes ‘radical’ PRN reforms

Revenue from PRNs should be channelled to MRF operators or waste collection companies rather than reprocessors or exporters, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has suggested today (18 October). This is one of four ...


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Cycle Link seminar focuses on quality


A major exporter of paper for recycling from the UK, Cycle Link International, has held a seminar on quality in Suzhou, China which was attended by a number of representatives from the UK. One of those present, Simon Ellin, ...

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News in brief (12/10/2016)


With news on: Litter clean up savings; Frugalpac coffee cup partnership deal; MetalMatters increases Warwick metal capture rate; Giant coffee cup bins for Manchester, and; Devon proposes Brynsworthy waste transfer station.

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WRAP releases National Recycling Guidelines


WRAP has released its first National Recycling Guidelines at the LARAC conference this week, which have been developed together with industry stakeholders. And, significantly, the guidelines have specified that bottle tops can...

Plastic bottles with the ‘Widely Recycled’ status from OPRL's Guidelines Review. 11 October 2016

Local authority news round-up (11/10/2016)


With news on: Scottish recycling data revised; LARAC takes joint ownership of OPRL; Greenredeem extends Windsor & Maidenhead link, and; Warwickshire slim bins campaign.

Cardboard for paper mills: Mills are becoming 'impatient' about quality 3 October 2016

Mills attack waste sector over paper contamination


Paper mills warned today (3 October) that they are becoming impatient about having to “shoulder the cost burden of contamination” in the face of rising amounts of contamination at MRFs. In a strongly worded statement, the ...

Material is deposited directly into a walking floor trailer before being transported for onward treatment 3 October 2016

Tesco installs food waste tipping system


Waste management machinery designer and manufacturer Whitham Mills has completed the design, installation and commissioning of a bespoke roll cage tipping system for food waste on behalf of Tesco. The system replaces over 700 ...

Marks & Spencer is assessing whether a single polymer for packaging might be feasible 30 September 2016

M&S assesses single polymer in push for recycling


Retail giant Marks & Spencer is assessing whether it could reduce plastic packaging down to one type of polymer which would help recycling, the company revealed yesterday (29 September). Senior packaging technologist and ...

The ESA has argued channeling PRN revenue to waste processors would support increased collections 28 September 2016

PRN projects site launched in bid for transparency


A website allowing packaging producers to choose which recycling projects the money from PRNs is used to fund was showcased by compliance scheme ecosurety in London last night (27 September). The ‘Circularety’ online platform...

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Valpak in funding support for MetalMatters


The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has announced that the UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme, Valpak, has become the latest funding partner to join the MetalMatters programme, which aims to boost the capture rates...

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