News Thursday 19 September 2019
19 September 2019

Coca Cola to swap plastic wrap for cardboard

Coca-Cola European Partners will stop using plastic shrink-wrap on its multi-pack cans sold in Great Britain over the next 18 months, using a cardboard outer sleeve instead. The new cardboard multipacks will be introduced on four, six and eight packs of cans across all brands, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Dr ...

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Jacob Hayler 13 September 2019

Adding quality to the materials stream


Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, looks how to improve quality in the recycling materials stream. OPINION: In the media over the last 12 months there have been a ...

13 September 2019

Lib Dem’s Baroness Bakewell to address LARAC


The Liberal Democrat’s House of Lords' spokesperson for environment, food and rural affairs will address the upcoming LARAC local authority recycling officers conference to be held next month. Baroness Catherine Bakewell of ...

13 September 2019

Key plastics role for waste sector, says eXXpedition leader


The waste sector has a key role to play in changing consumer behaviour around plastics, says a mission leader preparing to sail around the world to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution. Sally Earthrowl is part of ...

13 September 2019

Council EfW contracts ‘to rise by inflation’


Data from a survey of local authorities shows that median gate fee prices for energy from waste contracts in 2018 were £89 a tonne, up £3 on the year before. Waste management firms have concurred with the gate fee numbers and ...

13 September 2019

Training schemes tackle HGV driver shortages


A number of training schemes have been launched across the waste management industry in an attempt to tackle the shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. The lack of drivers is a long-running issue and has caused problems for ...

13 September 2019

GAP Organics and Keenan Recycling in AD partnership


GAP Organics and Keenan Recycling have partnered to turn food waste into usable gas in the North East of England. The move is in response to the rising volume of food waste collected in the region and the gas will be...

13 September 2019

Guernsey halves residual waste with recycling changes


Guernsey has halved the amount of residual waste it collects after making major changes to its recycling services. Announcing the recycling success, the island’s government, the States of Guernsey, indicated that the ‘pay as ...

12 September 2019

Red Industries acquires Haz Environmental


Red Industries, which provides hazardous and non-hazardous waste management services across the UK, has acquired the share capital of waste management company, Haz Environmental. The acquisition of the West Bromwich based company...

12 September 2019

News in brief (12/09/2019)


With news on: ADBA celebrates tenth anniversary; Public to visit Veolia MRF on ‘Open House London’; Smurfit Kappa recognised for “sustainability approach”; Five-year fellowship granted to research plastic production

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