Packaging Wednesday 21 February 2018
2 February 2018

ACN highlights need for quality in recycling export markets

Other countries will follow China’s lead on restricting imports of recycled material if quality standards are not met, one industry expert has warned. The warning came from, Wade Schuetzeberg, executive director, European region...


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19 February 2018

Calls grow for kerbside plant pot collection


Plastic container manufacturer Aeroplas has launched a polypropylene plant pot range which it says is suitable for recycling collections from households. The ‘Eco Pot’ range was created in order to “move forward” the ...

8 February 2018

Industry figures issue warnings on deposit scheme


The head of sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners has acknowledged the need for reform on plastic recycling – but warned the government that any deposit return scheme (DRS) would need to be a part of wider measures ...

31 January 2018

MPs hear concerns over China waste exports


UK recovered paper and card exporters have taken steps to meet tougher quality requirements from Chinese buyers, but have seen a substantial drop in demand for material, MPs heard yesterday (30 January). The claim came from a ...

26 January 2018

Defra advisory body backs export PRN changes


Screening of the Sky Atlantic television documentary on plastics recycling and exports to China, which showed contaminated material in Hong Kong and plastic bales seemingly abandoned in Poland, is expected to put pressure on government to ...

23 January 2018

Packaging sector cautious despite likely 2017 target success


The UK looks almost certain to meet its packaging waste recovery targets – including for plastics recycling – in 2017 according to the Environment Agency figures published earlier this month. But, while broadly speaking the ...

22 January 2018

Coffey inspects European bottle deposit schemes


Calls for a deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers in the UK have ramped up in recent weeks, with the Environment Audit Committee calling for its introduction and the government’s 25 year Environment Plan not ruling it out ...

11 January 2018

May targets plastics in Environment Plan


Prime Minister Theresa May today stopped short of introducing a deposit scheme for plastic drinks bottles, going only so far as to announce an extension of the carrier bag charge to smaller shops. But, a deposit scheme for plastic...

5 January 2018

China: No signs of stockpiles yet, says Defra


No reports of stockpiling of waste materials as a result of the restriction on exports of paper and plastics to China have been received so far, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Defra said today...

5 January 2018

Axion launches packaging design service


Circular economy specialist, Axion, has launched a ‘Design for Recycling’ service to help ensure that packaging placed on the market has been optimised for end of life. The service is aimed at a range of stakeholders in the ...

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