Packaging Saturday 14 December 2019
10 December 2019

OPRL appoints Margaret Bates as executive director

The OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd) has appointed waste management academic and former CIWM President, Professor Margaret Bates, as its executive director. The not-for-profit company – which operates the UK-wide recycling ...


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12 December 2019

People news round-up (12/12/19)


With news on: Andrew Perkins joins Clearpoint; duo strengthen Valpak team; and safety officer for J&B Recycling Perkins joins Clearpoint Recycling ...

10 December 2019

Coca-Cola invests in ‘sustainable production’ at Edmonton


Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that it will invest £20 million into a new line at its Edmonton factory in North London. The company says this will "increase production of its most sustainable products". This ...

3 December 2019

Viridor strikes further Avonmouth plastics deal


Viridor has signed an agreement with packaging producer Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) to supply it with 8,000 tonnes per year of recycled plastic. The five year deal will see food packaging specliaist kp supplied with post-consumer ...

28 November 2019

Ecosurety launches £1m ‘innovation fund’


Recycling compliance scheme Ecosurety has today (28 November) launched a £1 million fund to promote projects that “lessen the impact of electronic waste and packaging on the environment”. The fund will be spread over ...

28 November 2019

Quality push remains in falling cardboard market


With the value of the used cardboard market at the lowest level since the 1980s, merchants and some waste management businesses are striving to impose transport and tonnage collection charges. The market situation is expected to worsen in ...

26 November 2019

Accreditation suspended for plastic packaging waste exporter


The Environment Agency announced on Friday 22 November that an exporter of plastic packaging waste for recycling had its accreditation for issuing evidence for plastic suspended under the PRN system. The Agency said that with ...

19 November 2019

Recycling services offered for hair irons and corks


Two businesses have launched recycling services for products which are not traditionally recycled through regular collection services. Leeds-based waste firm LSS Waste Management has set up the haircare industry’s ‘first...

13 November 2019

Waste paper prices ‘at ten year low’


The recovered paper market is experiencing a ‘ten year low’ in terms of prices and the situation is expected to remain challenging for 6-9 months, according to the Recycling Association. And, it said that businesses are ...

6 November 2019

Deposits for drinks cans ‘will boost plastic use’


Aluminium recycling body Alupro has hit out at plans for an ‘all in’ Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) planned for Scotland in 2021, saying it could increase the use of plastic bottles. This follows similar warnings from the glass ...