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23 February 2017

Mixed views over deposit scheme benefits

Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

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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 ...

20 January 2017

Procter & Gamble unveils beach plastic shampoo bottle

 

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 ...

19 January 2017

MPs question retailers over food waste action

 

Representative of four major supermarkets were questioned by MPs yesterday (18 January) over their efforts to tackle food waste. Officials from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Waitrose ...

19 January 2017

Research highlights consumer ‘confusion’ on plastics recycling

 

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.

17 January 2017

Fourth phase of retailer WEEE take-back scheme opens

 

Electronics retailers are being urged to register for the fourth phase of the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Distributor Take-back Scheme (DTS), which runs until the end of 2019. The Scheme was set up under the ...

10 January 2017

WRAP reports food waste progress ‘stalled’

 

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 ...

14 December 2016

Retail industry food waste up by 20,000 tonnes

 

Food waste produced by the UK’s seven largest retailers increased by 20,000 tonnes in 2015, according to figures published yesterday (December 13) by retail trade association the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The data, in the...

14 December 2016

Coca-Cola launches ‘twist’ water bottle to aid recycling

 

Coca-Cola European Partners has launched a ‘twist’ PET plastic bottle for its Abbey Well Spring Water brand, designed to encourage recycling by being easier to crush. The bottle was created by British ...

7 December 2016

IKEA reports 88% recycling and recovery rate

 

The IKEA Group published its Sustainability Report for 2016 today (7 December), showing continued investment and progress towards its sustainability targets. In the 12 months to the end of August 2016, IKEA Group – the ...

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