Packaging Sunday 26 January 2020
24 January 2020

Tesco removes plastic from multipacks

Supermarket chain Tesco has today announced that it is to stop selling plastic-wrapped multipacks and allow consumers instead to have multibuy deals on tinned food from 2 March. And, the supermarket chain said trials it had ...


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17 January 2020

Packaging data suggests 2019 targets met


The latest provisional monthly packaging data published by the Environment Agency has suggested that all materials have met the 2019 packaging targets. The monthly data was published on 10 January and gives an insight into supply ...

16 January 2020

Colgate says sector ‘transition’ key for tube recycling


Colgate is confident its recently launched Smile for Good recyclable toothpaste tube can be differentiated from traditional non-recyclable tubes at materials recycling facilities (MRFs) in the UK. But, the company said an industry...

16 January 2020

Cromwell acquires Moorgreen Flexible Packaging


Leeds-based waste and recycling sack supplier Cromwell Polythene has purchased Moorgreen Flexible Packaging from Duo Plastics Limited. Moorgreen Flexible Packaging, based in Alfreton in Derbyshire, recycles and manufactures ...

14 January 2020

OPRL plays down ‘risks’ of new label


The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) has leapt to the defence of its simplified recycling label following concerns that the scheme could discourage recycling and increase contamination. In December, the not-for profit body announced...

8 January 2020

Enforcement undertakings top £235,000


More than £236,000 was donated to charity in enforcement undertakings by companies who had breached packaging waste regulations between 23 May and 30 November 2019. The Environment Agency reported in December that during this ...

7 January 2020

ASA ponders Smartwater investigation


Coca-Cola has confirmed that its GLACÉAU Smartwater bottles are now made from 100% recycled plastic, fulfilling a pledge made in the summer of 2019. The announcement comes as the company’s recycling credentials face an element of ...

3 January 2020

OPRL launches ‘binary labelling system’


The OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) has launched a "binary labelling system" in a bid to simplify the recycling process and reduce contamination. The not-for-profit company says the new labels, launched this month...

24 December 2019

Retailers cut glitter to help Christmas card recycling


This Christmas will see several retail giants including Aldi, Marks & Spencer and Tesco no longer selling festive products which have glitter on them.  And, the paper sector has highlighted the need for quality while the ...

19 December 2019

Thinking PRNs – Angus Macpherson


OPINION: Angus Macpherson, managing director of the Environment Exchange, looks at what is ahead for the Packing Recovery Note (PRN) market in the new year.  As the 2019 compliance year draws to...