Packaging Saturday 26 September 2020
22 September 2020

Biffa and Nestlé strike recycled plastic deal

Biffa has partnered with Nestlé Waters UK, the bottled water division of Nestlé UK, to provide the drinks company with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) made from British recycled plastic. Nestlé Waters UK has ...


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17 September 2020

Suez in PreZero talks over part European sale


Suez has signed an agreement with the parent company of supermarket chain Lidl, which will see “exclusive negotiations” take place for the sale of Suez Recycling &...

15 September 2020

Monthly packaging data shows ‘mixed’ picture


Provisional monthly packaging data published by the Environment Agency has been described as "mixed" by some compliance specialists, although there is generally confidence that recycling targets for 2020 will be met. The data, ...

10 September 2020

INEOS and Saica Natur announce film partnership


Chemicals giant INEOS has entered into a supply agreement with waste management firm Saica Natur for developing low-density polyethylene (LDPE) with a recycled content. INEOS says the long-term agreement by its Olefins & ...

8 September 2020

HolyGrail watermarks trialled in quest for easier sorting


Packaging and paper group Mondi is to conduct full-scale industrial trials to prove digital watermarking could be viable for sorting waste at scale. The watermarks could mean the sorting of dry recyclables and other items could be...

8 September 2020

DS Smith sees efficiency opportunities in cost base


A trading update from the DS Smith paper and packaging group said the business has “progressed well” in the period since 1 May this year. The update, published 8 September, said that performance has continued “in line with ...

27 August 2020

Shotton paper mill put up for sale by UPM


The Shotton paper mill in north Wales has been put up for sale – rather than closure – by its owner, UPM of Finland. UPM, announced yesterday (26 August) that its plan is for the Deeside mill, which can produce up to 250,000 ...

21 August 2020

Defra confirms EPR date after Waste Plan ‘typo’


Defra has reaffirmed its commitment to introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation by 2023, after a “typo” in its Waste Plan suggested it would be rolled out a year later.

21 August 2020

NAWDO publishes plastics tax response 


The National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO) has published a response to the consultation on the plastic packaging tax, encouraging the government to “consider the potential for other positive and much needed interventions...

19 August 2020

Enval aiming to capture ‘mid-range plastics’


With major changes coming to the UK’s extended producer responsibility legislation along with the Treasury’s plastic packaging tax, processes to recycle more plastics are gathering pace. It is against this background that ...