Packaging Monday 21 October 2019
16 October 2019

Producers to pay ‘full costs’, Bill confirms

The government has confirmed that it will require producers to pay the” full net costs” of their waste products under the much-anticipated Environment Bill which was laid before parliament yesterday. [caption id="...


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8 October 2019

Unilever to cut virgin plastic use in half


Unilever has announced plans to cut its use of virgin plastics in half by 2025 in a move which could help boost global demand for recycled material. The consumer goods giant – which owns brands including Dove and Ben & ...

8 October 2019

Agency highlights packaging monitoring ‘success’


An Environment Agency audit in 2018 uncovered an error of 99.8% in a company’s reported handling of packaging, which “reduced the pressure on wood PRNs by several thousand tonnes". The Agency announced this as part of its '...

8 October 2019

Scottish warning against ‘rash choices’ after DRS


Local authorities have been warned not to make any “rash choices” in response to a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS), if such a scheme is implemented in England in the future. The cautious message was given by Paul Doherty, ...

1 October 2019

Asda replaces black plastic in ready meal trays


Supermarket chain Asda has announced that it will move its own brand fresh ready meal range to coloured PET plastic packaging, replacing black plastic to aid recyclability. Launching nationwide from 3 November, 97 of Asda’s ...

26 September 2019

Comms focus needed to improve recycling habits


Councils need to transform their communications to encourage residents to see their waste as a resource, according to speakers at the Kent Resource Partnership conference last week (19 September). The annual event saw speakers ...

25 September 2019

Procter & Gamble joins OPRL Scheme


Consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced that it has marked UK Recycle Week by joining the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) Scheme. The company explained that this is a big step towards giving people...

23 September 2019

Budweiser to remove plastic rings from can multipacks


Beer maker Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has announced that it will be removing plastic rings and film wraps from the packaging in its entire UK-produced canned beer range by the end of 2020. The manufacturer will be replacing ...

23 September 2019

Recycle Week 2019 round-up


This week the UK is celebrating Recycle Week 2019 (23-29 September) – events and campaigns are being run across the country to encourage people to take recycling action into their own hands. has a round-up of Recycle...

19 September 2019

Coca Cola to swap plastic wrap for cardboard


Coca-Cola European Partners will stop using plastic shrink-wrap on its multi-pack cans sold in Great Britain over the next 18 months, using a cardboard outer sleeve instead. The new cardboard multipacks will be introduced on four...

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