Packaging Saturday 18 August 2018
23 July 2018

Audit Office questions ‘robustness’ of PRN data

The amount of packaging waste recycled in the UK could be overstated due to ‘flaws’ in the PRN system, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has claimed.   The NAO released its report into the packaging recycling system...


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15 August 2018

Cups and cartons HWRC pilot launches in Cornwall


Cornwall council and ACE UK have launched a pilot to offer collection points for cartons and paper cups at seven of Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Residents are being urged to take their empty food and ...

14 August 2018

Helistrat signs waste deal with Bestway Retail


Helistrat has been awarded a three year contract worth an estimated £700,000 for the management of waste and recycling at over 200 Central Convenience and Bargain Booze stores across the UK. The Portsmouth-based waste ...

10 August 2018

Product legislation or EPR – the jury is still out


OPINION: Robbie Staniforth, policy manager at Ecosurety, responds the recent call for a packaging product directive. As Gev Eduljee recently reflected, The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations have been rather low-...

6 August 2018

Sector counters LGA’s packaging ‘smorgasbord’


Claims by the Local Government Association (LGA) that a “smorgasbord” of plastics in packaging means that just a third of household collected plastics can be recycled, have been countered by the recycling sector. Releasing an ...

27 July 2018

‘No evidence’ to merge PRNs with design


Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, reflects on the recent National Audit Office report on PRNs and asks why the Packaging Essential Requirements covering design, weren't properly taken into account by the NAO.

24 July 2018

Environment Agency speaks out after NAO report


The Environment Agency has defended itself against a National Audit Office report which made a number of observation’s about the Agency’s work with regard to the PRN system. The NAO noted that the Agency had made 124 ...

24 July 2018

Valpak: Producer responsibility and the NAO study


On 23 July the National Audit Office published a report into the PRN/packaging waste system in the UK and made a number of observations. In response, compliance scheme Valpak, has put together its thoughts (below) on the NAO study and related ...

23 July 2018

Creagh hits out at ‘comfortable’ PRN system


Senior Labour politician, Mary Creagh MP, who is chair of the Environmental Audit Committee today slammed the UK’s PRN/packaging waste system for failing to deliver on a number of fronts. Her comments came after the publication ...

23 July 2018

Producers are “just buying” compliance, says SUEZ


Waste management firm SUEZ today called for an overhaul of the PRN system, accusing producers of just “buying compliance” from “remote central bodies or compliance schemes”. And, producers of packaging also faced criticism...

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