Packaging Friday 24 November 2017
20 November 2017

Green taxes backed ahead of Budget

The waste management and recycling sector has responded positively to an anticipated consultation on environmental taxes, ahead of Wednesday’s Budget. While Defra is already consulting on a bottle deposit scheme, further ...


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9 November 2017

BBIA and Ellen MacArthur Foundation call for oxo plastics ban


The Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has announced it is one of over 150 companies endorsing a call from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging. According to BBIA, oxo-...

31 October 2017

Paper firms positive over market outlook


DS Smith Plc, the largest UK producer of cardboard, today (31 October) issued a trading update which confirmed that prices for new cardboard have risen meaning that the company has managed to pass on increases in the price of waste or ‘...

24 October 2017

Plastic performs ‘beyond expectations’ in Q3 data


Recycling targets for packaging materials are on track to be achieved for 2017, according to the latest set of figures published by the Environment Agency. The data, released on the National Packaging Waste Database yesterday (23...

horse 19 October 2017

No ‘one horse race’ for deposits, says Incpen


A Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) should not be the ‘only horse’ in the race to improve the recycling rate for drinks containers and to reduce litter, packaging body Incpen said today. The organisation was responding to a recent ...

11 October 2017

LARAC and Coffey cautious about DRS report


Both the local authority recycling advisory committee (LARAC) and recycling minister Therese Coffey have expressed caution in light of the latest report on Deposit Return Schemes from Keep Britain Tidy Group. The study, which is ...

11 October 2017

Eunomia finds councils ‘will benefit’ from deposit scheme


A study supported by the Campaign to Protect Rural England and written by Eunomia has claimed that councils would benefit from the introduction of a Deposit Refund Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in England.  The piece of work...

10 October 2017

Recycling of cups and cartons moves forward


Moves to further develop the recycling of coffee cups and cartons were announced today (10 October). On the cups front, a trade group is bringing different companies together to increase cup volumes for collecting. And, on the ...

4 October 2017

Visionscape buys liner producer Gelpack


Dubai-based utility company, Visionscape Group has acquired UK-based bin liner manufacturer, Gelpack of Hereford, after it went into administration in August. The acquisition was completed on 21 September and was overseen by ...

2 October 2017

Gove launches consultation over drinks container deposit scheme


Environment secretary of state, Michael Grove, today unveiled a consultation over the possibility of imposing a deposit on drinks containers in England. The measure was officially launched by the Department for Environment, Food ...

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