Packaging Sunday 17 February 2019
15 February 2019

Government aiming for Strategy parts to mesh together

The government does want all the aspects of its Resources and Waste Strategy “to work together”, delegates were assured in the final session of this weeks “Strategy Unwrapped” conference in London. The message on the ...


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14 February 2019

Plastics export markets needed, says Recycling Association


The Recycling Association has countered calls for a ban on exports of plastic packaging for recycling saying that export markets are vital for the sector. The comments come in response to a call from a number of politicians ...

14 February 2019

Concerns raised over DRS impact


Concerns over the potential impacts of a deposit return system (DRS) in the UK emerged at the Resources and Waste Strategy Unwrapped conference in London yesterday (13 February). Sentiment from some in the audience and on a panel ...

14 February 2019

Resources Strategy consultations ‘not the final say’


A senior Defra official has reassured stakeholders that they will be given ‘adequate time’ to respond to consultations on the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. Chris Preston, deputy director for waste and recycling...

12 February 2019

OPRL marks ten years in use  


The UK-wide packaging recycling labelling scheme – the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) – is celebrating its tenth year in use. Founded in 2009, OPRL – which is administered by OPRL Ltd – was originally set up by British ...

12 February 2019

Politicians target end to plastic waste exports


A cross party group of politicians have backed calls to phase out the export of plastic packaging waste for recycling by the end of the next decade, in a report launched today (12 February). The report from the Policy Connect ...

11 February 2019

Driving data and growth at Reconomy


Fast growth and a digital approach to business could see Reconomy’s turnover reach £250 million this year. Steve Eminton headed to Telford to talk to the company’s chief executive, Paul Cox, about recent acquisitions and his plans for the ...

6 February 2019

t2e reports ‘record’ year for PRN trading


PRN platform t2e – The Environment Exchange – has announced that it was used to trade a ‘record number’ of Packaging Recovery Notes in 2018. PRNs were traded for more than 1.5 million tonnes of material ...

6 February 2019

Biffa gets green light for Durham PET recycling facility


Biffa has been given the green light to develop a 37,000 tonnes-per-annum capacity PET plastic bottle reprocessing facility in Seaham, County Durham. The company was awarded planning consent for the development by Durham council ...

6 February 2019

Arla discounts UK for wood-based cartons


Food manufacturer Arla has announced it has become the first company in Finland to use gable-top food cartons made from renewable wood-based paperboard which can be recycled in the waste paper stream. The cartons for milk, yoghurt...

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