Packaging Tuesday 24 April 2018
24 April 2018

OPRL chief calls for ‘active’ recycling messages

The inaugural executive director of the On Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme – Stuart Lendrum – has called for a more active way for recycling messages to be featured on product labels. [caption id="attachment_123289" align...


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18 April 2018

Waste sector backs Costa’s coffee cup recycling plan


Coffee cup recycling took a step forward today with Costa Coffee, part of Whitbread, committing itself to recycling the same volume of cups it puts onto the market. In a form of self-imposed producer responsibility, the company ...

17 April 2018

Alupro reports increase in aluminium can recycling


The recycling rate for aluminium drinks cans rose to 72% in 2017 from a rate of 70% the previous year, according to the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro). And, the organisation revealed, the national rate for all...

28 March 2018

Gulf opens between Suez and CPRE over deposit scheme


Waste management firm Suez UK was praised today (28 March) by the Campaign for Protection of Rural England for supporting  a deposit return system for the UK. But, the waste company, following publication of new research, has clarified its ...

28 March 2018

Applause for DRS but councils wary of impact


Today’s announcement that there will be a Deposit Return Scheme in England, subject to consultation, has been welcomed by the waste management sector and charities although local authorities have expressed a more cautious approach ahead of ...

28 March 2018

Mechanisms to boost packaging recycling rates


OPINION: As Defra unveils plans for a deposit return scheme, Gev Eduljee, non-executive director at Resource Futures, assesses the way ahead for extended producer responsibility and the PRN system. The application of ...

27 March 2018

Royal visit for Cropper’s coffee cup mill


The increasing interest in recycling coffee cups took another step forward yesterday (26 March), when the Prince of Wales visited Cumbrian papermaker James Cropper to see its new paper machine. Prince Charles visited the company's...

20 March 2018

New faces for Advisory Committee on Packaging


The importance of the role of the Advisory Committee on Packaging has been highlighted by its chairman, Phil Conran, after the appointment of three new members. Mr Conran said: “The Government is under intense pressure to ...

20 March 2018

DS Smith prepared to take coffee cups at Kemsley


UK-based paper and packaging company DS Smith has claimed that it has “found a solution” to coffee cup recycling, and has called for greater harmony across the sector to increase segregation.  DS Smith say it has been able to...

14 March 2018

Waste industry seeking to work with Treasury on plastic tax


Focus on using taxes to reduce plastic waste from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has been described as a ‘strong first step’, but waste experts have called for measures to encourage greater recycling of the material. In his ...

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