Packaging Friday 22 September 2017
20 September 2017

Veolia targets ‘high quality’ HDPE at Dagenham bottle plant

Veolia officially reopened the plastic milk bottle reprocessing plant in Dagenham yesterday (19 September), which the company has said will produce around 10,000 tonnes of high quality food grade HDPE pellets annually. The ...


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15 September 2017

Audit committee re-launches disposable packaging inquiry  


The Environment Audit Committee has re-launched an inquiry into disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles. The Committee is again chaired by labour MP Mary Creagh, who has challenged the department over a number of years, ...

13 September 2017

Deposit scheme ‘not the same’ as carrier bag levy


Comparing the idea of a deposit refund scheme for drinks bottles and cans to the plastic bag levy is not a good idea, panellists at RWM said yesterday (12 September). ...

11 September 2017

Ecosurety pledges support for MetalMatters


UK packaging compliance scheme and resource efficiency specialist, Ecosurety, has pledged its support to MetalMatters, the metal packaging industry’s flagship behavioural change programme. As part of its support package, ...

8 August 2017

Kerbside carton collection hits ‘66% coverage’


Trade group the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has reported that local authorities collecting cartons for recycling from the kerbside has hit 66%. However, ACE UK was unable to give an indication of the...

2 August 2017

Plastic has ‘strong’ showing in Q2 packaging figures


Recycling targets for packaging materials including plastic, paper, glass, wood, aluminium and steel for 2017 look on course to be met, according to latest figures which show progress made during the first six months of the year. 

17 July 2017

Coca-Cola backs changes to PRN system


Coca-Cola has thrown its support behind the idea of changes to the PRN system including support for materials to be recycled in the UK rather than overseas. Alongside last week’s announcement on a move towards a 50% recycled...

11 July 2017

Defra review backs PRN system


A review of the PRN and packaging recycling system in the UK has found in favour of retaining the current scheme. Carried out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and published on 7 July 2017, the review has ...

3 July 2017

Scots find deposit scheme benefits councils


Councils in Scotland could save as much as £6.2 million in residual waste disposal savings if a deposit return scheme was introduced, according to research by Zero Waste Scotland. And, the organisation finds that “in the ...

29 June 2017

DS Smith reports growth across UK and Europe


Paper packaging and recycling business DS Smith has reported growth across its operations, during a year in which it has seen corrugated box volumes increase by 3.2%. The company has published its full year results for 2016/17 up ...

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