Packaging Saturday 1 August 2015
The Environment Agency data gives an indication of how much packaging will need to be recycled by the end of 2015 23 July 2015

Q2 data paints latest PRN picture

Ongoing uncertainty surrounding aluminium and recovery PRNs has continued into the second quarter of 2015, provisional waste packaging data published by the Environment Agency suggests. The data released on the National Packaging ...


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The sector has raised concerns over the amount of aluminium packaging recycled so far in 2015 23 July 2015

‘Bad planning’ refuted by aluminium sector


The aluminium recycling sector has been accused of bad planning, following a further ‘shortfall’ in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the second quarter of 2015. The interim data for aluminium and other materials...

The government is keen to reduce the burden for producers of complying with the Packaging Waste Regulations 6 July 2015

Proposals to cut red tape in PRN system welcomed


Proposals to cut red tape in the PRN system have been broadly welcomed by the government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP). Responding to Defra’s recent

Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Mark H Durkan 29 June 2015

Northern Ireland to consider bottle deposit scheme


The Northern Irish Executive will consider whether to introduce a money-back scheme on drinks bottles, similar to that under review in Scotland, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has revealed. Mr Durkan made the revelation ...

Aerial image of the Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 facility 18 June 2015

News in brief (18/06/15)


With news on; Shanks launches corporate targets; Southern Plastics Recycling fined; MEL signs Ferrybridge PPA contract; ZWS circular economy carbon report, and; Simply Cups expands material range   ...

Rigid Plastic Packaging 16 June 2015

Service reviews should look at PTT, says WRAP


WRAP and the plastics industry have called on councils to look at adding plastic pots, tubs and trays to collection schemes to help the UK meet a 57% by 2017 plastic packaging recycling target. The call for local authority action ...

Coca Cola is aiming to reduce the amount of virgin PET it uses in its bottles by 2020 10 June 2015

Coca Cola Enterprises to reduce virgin plastic use


Drinks giant Coca Cola has targeted a decrease in the amount of virgin plastic content in its bottles manufactured in the UK, upping its commitment to use around 40% rPET or ‘renewable plastics’ by 2020. The pledge is among ...

The Environment Agency data gives an indication of how much packaging will need to be recycled by the end of 2015 3 June 2015

Packaging data confirms challenge for aluminium


Obligation data indicating the amount of packaging waste producers will have to recycle in 2015 has confirmed there could be a challenge in meeting demand for aluminium PRNs. The figures – which are subject to change as more ...

Closed loop pic 29 May 2015

PRN funding ‘a barrier’ to 50% recycling progress


A lack of transparency in the packaging recovery note (PRN) system is hampering progress towards the 50% by 2020 household waste recycling target, plastics recycling body Recoup has claimed. The comments came in the organisation...

Obligated businesses paid over £164,000 in enforcement undertakings to avoid legal action over packaging regulation non compliance 27 May 2015

Charities handed £190,000 for packaging non-compliance


Businesses that failed to comply with laws designed to encourage the recycling of waste packaging paid more than £189,000 to charities to avoid legal action from the Environment Agency between September 2014 and April 2015. ...

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