LATEST 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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Allerdale borough council is to pursue bringing its waste collection services in-house, following suspension to some services in the Cumbrian area. The council’s executive committee agreed on 16 September that an in-house ...

Kensington and Chelsea council has approved proposals which will see it spend almost £3 million on 29 new waste collection vehicles which are Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) compliant. The council explained that the investment ...

Proposals to tax the import of waste into the Netherlands have been laid before the country’s parliament this week. The tax is part of a package of measures to address climate change and is expected to increase the cost of ...

North East based recycling and waste management firm J&B Recycling says that investment in its business has helped to drive a third year of financial growth. The independent waste management company has used a £7.5m ...

Veolia has begun an investigation into a fire at its waste transfer site in Fareham, which involved around 100 tonnes of waste. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that it was called to the site on Down End Road on ...

A review into the biowaste sector is to be launched by the Environment Agency, as it looks to embed recent changes to legislation into its work. The review, which will incorporate the anaerobic digestion and composting ...

Bristol-based packaging compliance specialist Ecosurety has secured a £2 million finance facility from HSBC to accommodate a growth in its membership. The funds will supply the company with a “more flexible cash-flow set up” ...

Scotland has decreased the carbon impact of its household waste despite a dip in the overall recycling rate, according to figures for 2018 released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) today. Last year the carbon ...

EXCLUSIVE: The UK recorded a 1.9% increase in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2017, but remains short of meeting EU targets for the second consecutive year. Newly-released European Commission data ...

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