Plastics Friday 24 February 2017
23 February 2017

Coca Cola offers support for deposit return schemes

Drinks giant Coca Cola Great Britain has backed the potential introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for bottles and cans in Scotland, putting it at odds with councils and retailers who oppose the measure. Coca Cola GB, ...


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16 February 2017

Ikea launches kitchen range using recycled plastic bottles


Plastic bottles recycled from households in Japan are being used in a kitchen range sold by the household goods and furniture giant Ikea. The company’s Kungsbacka kitchen range, which is available in Ikea stores from this month ...

14 February 2017

ACP praises PRN ‘value’ following packaging data


Data suggesting the UK’s packaging recycling and recovery rate rose by nearly 800,000 tonnes in 2016 shows the value of the PRN system, the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has claimed. The ACP – a Defra-appointed body ...

13 February 2017

Packaging recycling likely to have hit 8.2m tonnes in 2016


Provisional data for the 2016 compliance year shows the amount of packaging recycled or recovered in the UK is likely to finish at an estimated 8.2 million tonnes. The estimated figure has been taken from monthly reporting figures...

10 February 2017

Wales sees MRF target material boost but England static


Data on the quality of material received at material recovery facilities (MRFs) has been published for the third quarter of 2016 – suggesting that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities stood at close to 87%.

9 February 2017

Hanbury plastics fire ‘deliberate’ Fire Service claims


A fire at a plastic waste site near Stoke-on-Trent was started deliberately, investigators from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have announced. Fire crews were called to the site at Redhills Lane early on Sunday (5 February...

9 February 2017

News in Brief (09/02/2017)


With news on: REA slams AD subsidy setback; Solar Park to power Swindon HWRC; Waitrose launches CNG-fuelled fleet; 'Recyclability by Design' guidelines revised, and; Ward Recycling director cuts ribbon on community project  

9 February 2017

Foils and plastic trays given ‘widely recycled’ on-pack label


The On-Pack Recycling Label – OPRL – scheme has changed its guidance for plastic pots, tubs and trays and aluminium foil to suggest that the materials are now ‘widely recycled’ by councils at the kerbside. OPRL is used ...

8 February 2017

Torridge considers switch back to kerbside sorting


Torridge district council could reinstate kerbside sorting of recyclables, 18 months after its collection contractor South Molton Recycle entered administration. The Devon-based local authority will bring back the collection ...

6 February 2017

Fire crews tackle Staffordshire plastic waste blaze


Fire crews are tackling a major fire involving plastic waste at a warehouse near Stoke-on-Trent. Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the site at Redhills Road, Milton, at 8.21am yesterday (5 ...

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