Packaging Wednesday 25 November 2020
25 November 2020

Sunak unveils National Infrastructure Strategy

In today’s Spending Review from Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the takeaway points for the recycling and waste management sector were few. But, a National Infrastructure Strategy, published after his speech by the government, appears to be an ...


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24 November 2020

SEPA and Nestlé sign sustainability agreement


The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed a “sustainable growth agreement”  with Nestlé UK and Ireland, which will focus on “developing circular economy opportunities in food production, food waste and packaging...

23 November 2020

Nestlé launches joint coffee pod recycling scheme


Nestlé has partnered with Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK to create a “first of its kind recycling programme for coffee pods”. The two companies own a number of coffee pod brands including Nespresso, Nescafé Dolce Gusto and ...

20 November 2020

Garnier launches shampoo bars to cut plastic


L’Oréal’s Garnier brand has announced that it has today (20 November) launched a range of shampoo bars in the UK to offer consumers alternatives to liquid shampoo products in plastic bottles. Garnier says the initiative ...

12 November 2020

Draft plastic packaging tax legislation published


HM Revenue & Customs has published draft legislation and a policy paper on the ‘Introduction of a new plastic packaging tax’ which will take effect from April 2022. The tax could have the most impact on the waste and ...

10 November 2020

Biffa helps redesign Ribena bottle


Biffa has partnered with Suntory Beverage and Food GB and Ireland (SBF GB&I) to help the consumer goods company increase the recyclability of its Ribena bottles. The labelling of the 500ml ready-to-drink Ribena will be changed...

10 November 2020

Shakeup of ‘total recycling’ PRNs likely in 2021


Industry experts have welcomed Defra’s announcement of packaging targets for 2021 and 2022 and forecast that the total recycling obligation will boost demand for a wider range of PRNs. Yesterday’s release of the packaging ...

10 November 2020

Wood sector stunned by packaging targets


Packaging waste targets published by Defra yesterday (November 9) have shocked the wood recycling sector, with some saying it has become "collateral damage" of the government's Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Yesterday’s release of the ...

9 November 2020

Packaging waste targets issued for 2021-22


Defra has published the packaging waste recycling targets for businesses for 2021 and 2022. And, it has confirmed that there will be no recovery targets, with the consequence that recovery evidence will not be needed from energy from waste ...

5 November 2020

Clarity Environmental recognised in Stock Exchange report


Environmental consultancy Clarity Environmental has landed a place in the seventh edition of the London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report. The report recognises the UK’s fastest growing and...

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