Packaging Friday 10 July 2020
2 July 2020

‘Limited’ coronavirus impact at DS Smith

Paper mill and recycling business DS Smith today posted full year financial results to 30 April 2020 with revenue down 2% year-on-year but profits up 5%. The company said the results showed a “strong financial performance and ...


With news about packaging recycling and product development. For info about the PRN system, click here.


22 June 2020

Agency announces £50,000 of enforcement undertakings


The Environment Agency has announced that two companies have made charity donations totalling more than £50,000 for failing to meet obligations under the packaging regulations. High street retailer The Works, paid £35,868 in ...

22 June 2020

Agency restates need to check on export sites


The Environment Agency has urged businesses which export “waste” to ensure that there is a proper assessment of the companies which receive the material. The call comes in a statement issued on 19 June and is thought to apply ...

16 June 2020

Plastics prices hit by falling PRN value


The prices paid for waste plastic materials for recycling – such as mixed bottles and film – are coming under pressure after the plastics PRN last week ‘fell off a cliff’. Prices paid for packaging waste recovery notes (...

12 June 2020

Monthly packaging data shows ‘promising’ signs


The packaging compliance sector has reacted positively to provisional monthly packaging data which has shown that most materials are posting increases in recycling or exports, when compared with last year. Released by the ...

9 June 2020

People news round-up (09/06/2020)


With news on: Thanks from Sandra Drinkwater; an MD for Mac UK Technical Services; Pollard joins Hills Waste; Promotion and departure at Valpak; and a non-exec for Averda

8 June 2020

Alupro agrees waste data deal


Resource Efficient Data has agreed a 12-month deal to provide the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) with waste data flow insight. The deal grants Alupro access to the Cardiff-based data start-up's UK waste data ...

3 June 2020

Packaging news-in-brief (03/06/2020)


With news on the Environment Agency and the PRN system; Stora Enso's paper packaging for chocolates; A European plastics guide; and the Packflow reports to be updated.

3 June 2020

Princes raises transparency issue over export PRNs


International food and drink group Princes has again committed to obtaining all of its packaging recycling evidence from UK reprocessors while at the same time raising transparency concerns over evidence from overseas. A statement...

29 May 2020

DS Smith launches ‘social distancing separators’  


Packaging company DS Smith has designed cardboard separators which it says will help with social distancing across a variety of sectors.  The company said that the "sustainable barriers" can be used across sectors such as ...