Packaging Monday 24 June 2019
24 June 2019

PRN compliance fee ruled out before 2020

The idea of some form of compliance fee for the PRN system looks to be unlikely in 2019 but is possible for 2020, according to a statement issued following a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging. The emergency ACP ...


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24 June 2019

Packaging recycling petition reaches Parliament


Pressure on government over the need to recycle packaging sees this week start with a debate in the House of Commons. MPs are today, 24 June, to debate a petition urging the government to ban the use of all non-recyclable and ...

24 June 2019

‘Consistent collections needed’, retailers tell Which?


In the face of criticism from the Which? Consumer group that almost 50% of packaging from supermarkets cannot be recycled, retailers have said that consistent household collections would help. Confusing messages on labelling were ...

19 June 2019

Aluminium can recycling rate reaches 75% in 2018


Around 75% of aluminium drinks cans were collected for recycling in the UK in 2018, according to figures published by the aluminium recycling body Alupro this month. This represents a 3% increase in the can recycling rate compared...

17 June 2019

Packaging schemes in call for PRN compliance fee


What is being seen as a shortage of plastic and aluminium PRNs has driven the UK’s packaging waste compliance sector to call on government to implement an urgent change to the system. At present, the UK has a purely market-based...

13 June 2019

Wastepack partners with Kids Against Plastic charity


Packaging compliance scheme Wastepack has announced a partnership with the charity Kids Against Plastic, which was founded by Amy and Ella Meek (aged...

12 June 2019

PRN sector raises idea of compliance ‘safety valve’


With rising PRNs causing consternation among producers and compliance schemes, there is a growing call for government to look again at the system. Speaking to, some packaging waste sector experts have said...

11 June 2019

Alarm sounded over rising PRN prices


An emergency meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging could be held soon as several PRN prices soar. The rapid rise in the prices of PRNs – packaging waste recovery notes – which are needed by obligated businesses to ...

7 June 2019

News in brief (07/06/2019)


With news on: London 'circular' week; Sainsbury's plastics action; Geminor's Icleandic contract, and; ADBA welcomes incentive extension.

5 June 2019

P&G commits to cut Ariel packaging by 30%


Consumer goods manufacturer Procter and Gamble (P&G) has committed to a 30% reduction in plastic packaging used by its Ariel and Lenor brands across Europe by 2025.