Packaging Friday 26 February 2021
25 February 2021

Defra to ‘liaise closely’ with Scotland on DRS  

Recycling minister Rebecca Pow has said Defra continues to “liaise closely” with the Scottish government on the implementation of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).


With news about packaging recycling and product development. For info about the PRN system, click here.


25 February 2021

Mondi issues results amid reports of interest in DS Smith


Global packaging and paper group Mondi today announced its results alongside reports in the financial press that it was interested in acquiring DS Smith. News service Bloomberg reported that Mondi had been “speaking with ...

24 February 2021

What do we know about the Plastic Packaging Tax?


With just more than a year to go until the introduction of the government’s Plastic Packaging Tax, Martin Hyde, policy leader at environmental consultancy Comply Direct, looks at what we do and don’t know.

23 February 2021

Suez maps out flexible packaging recycling solutions 


Suez Recycling and Recovery UK is working with a string of brands to set out a roadmap on how better to recycle flexible packaging. It set out the roadmap in a report, ‘mapping the value chain for flexible plastic ...

22 February 2021

Sainsbury’s trials in-store film take-back


Sainsbury’s has launched a trial system whereby customers can recycle polypropylene (PP) film in-store in 63 branches across the North East.  The supermarket chain will partner with Leicestershire-based Eurokey Recycling, which...

15 February 2021

Pandemic adds to fall in newsprint production


The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline in the production of newsprint and other graphic grades in Europe, but in contrast packaging grades have jumped in demand. The trends are revealed in provisional figures for 2020 ...

15 February 2021

EAC launches deposit return scheme inquiry


The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry looking at the introduction of deposit return schemes (DRS) in England and across the UK. The EAC’s inquiry was launched on 12 February and comes ahead of the ...

5 February 2021

News in brief (05/02/21)


With news on: Egbert Taylor swaps from paint to powder; team members celebrate 10 years at UKCM; tyre recovery group to look at pyrolysis in the UK; Rushlight award win for O.C.O Technology; and, printer cartridge recycler gains supplier award.

4 February 2021

PRNs traded through t2e jump 14% in 2020


The volume of packaging recovery notes (PRNs) traded through the Environment Exchange (t2e) platform rose by 14% in the 2020 compliance year when compared to 2019.  A total of 2,002,973 tonnes of PRNs were traded on the ...

2 February 2021

Surging box demand set to push OCC prices


National media reports of a cardboard box shortage are being seen mainly as a sign of booming demand from smaller scale entrepreneurs. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, use of cardboard boxes has soared led ...