Packaging Sunday 22 January 2017
The monthly recycling reports are not presently consistent with the final tonnages expected for 2016 17 January 2017

‘Monthly’ data shows packaging recycling at 7.9m tonnes

Voluntary monthly submissions by reprocessors to the National Packaging Waste Database reveal 7.9 million tonnes of packaging was recovered or recycled between January 2016 and January 2017 – indicating the obligation for the year will be ...

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Consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble – manufacturer of the Head & Shoulders shampoo brand – has announced the production of a recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled plastic collected from beaches. The ...

Consumers continue to be confused about which plastics can and cannot be recycled – research conducted on behalf of the Pledge 4 Plastics campaign has suggested.

Consumer goods giant Unilever has pledged to ensure that all of the plastic packaging from its goods is ‘fully reusable, recyclable or compostable’ by 2025. According to the company, the commitment will aim to ensure that by ...

Paul Vanston has been appointed chief executive of the packaging industry organisation, INCPEN with effect from 22 May. Mr Vanston will succeed Jane Bickerstaffe who is stepping down as director of INCPEN (the Industry Council for...

Waste industry associations have unanimously backed higher packaging recycling targets for some materials in response to a consultation by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Industry bodies including the

Logistics giant DHL has sold its WEEE and packaging compliance services to the Landbell Group – the main shareholder in another compliance specialist, ERP – for an undisclosed sum. The sale was announced this week (January 9) ...

Packaging producer compliance schemes have offered differing views over future recycling targets for packaging waste up to the end of the decade. The difference of views from schemes emerged in responses to a consultation into ...

A voluntary commitment by grocery retailers and manufacturers to reduce food waste between 2012 and 2015 failed to prevent a growth in household food waste arisings, WRAP has reported today (10 January). Signatories to the third ...

A task force report published today (9 January) suggested that the WRAP charity could take on a new “monopolistic producer responsibility role” as seen in other countries such as Belgium and France. The study, produced by the...

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