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Helistrat acquires waste arm of ecosurety

Helistrat has announced the takeover of the waste arm of packaging compliance scheme ecosurety, in a move which will increase its contract management business by over £1.5 million per year. Portsmouth-based Helistrat which is a ...


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DS Smith has reported its performance is 'in line with expectations' ahead of its AGM 6 September 2016

DS Smith eyes further European expansion


DS Smith has reported ‘good progress’ in its annual performance, including strong pan-European growth in corrugated packaging, ahead of its Annual General Meeting today (6 September). The paper recycling and packaging business...

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INCPEN director Jane Bickerstaffe to step down


Jane Bickerstaffe is to step down as director of the Industry Council for Packaging & the Environment (INCPEN) before the end of 2017, after more than 16 years in the role. The organisation – which leads sustainability ...

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Businesses pay £300,000 for packaging non-compliance


Businesses which failed to comply with the Packaging Waste Regulations donated an estimated £304,000 to charities to avoid legal action between January and July 2016. Data published by the Environment Agency lists 14 companies ...

Councils have expressed concern over the falling waste paper price 30 August 2016

Mixed papers to get further PRN boost in 2017


Just over one third of mixed papers will count as packaging materials in the PRN system after fresh research into the paper grade. This means that more paper PRNs – packaging waste recovery notes worth about £1 each and issued ...

ecosurety would like to see packaging producers see PRNs as an 'investment' 30 August 2016

ecosurety project to ‘shake up’ PRN transparency


Packaging waste compliance scheme ecosurety is calling for ‘more transparency’ on how revenue from the PRN system is spent - ahead of a project launch which aims to connect producers with reprocessors. The Bristol-based ...

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WRAP revises paper and wood packaging forecasts


Long-awaited estimates for the amount of paper and wood packaging likely to be recycled by 2020 have been published by WRAP today (4 August). The Wood Flow and Paper & Card Flow reports, which have been delivered in ...

MARKET REPORT: Steel and aluminium cans 25 July 2016

Steel recycling soars in latest packaging data


The amount of steel packaging recycled in the second quarter of 2016 has spiked according to provisional data released by the Environment Agency on Friday (22 July). And, nearly all other materials look on track to meet the ...

Latest data shows the final amount of packaging recycled in the UK in 2015 5 July 2016

‘Business as usual’ for PRNs as experts urge calm


Trading of packaging recovery notes (PRNs) has not been destabilised by the UK’s decision to leave the EU, although some longer-term impacts should be anticipated. This was the message from compliance schemes and waste packaging...

DS Smith 23 June 2016

Profits up at DS Smith by 1%


Recycling and paper mill giant DS Smith has announced its total revenue is up 6% year-on-year, with pre-tax profits of £201 million, which is up by 1%. The European packaging company highlighted in its financial report published ...

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