Packaging Monday 22 April 2019
17 April 2019

Think tank questions economics of DRS

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has called for the government’s plans for a deposit return scheme in England to be abandoned unless “a more robust economic case” can be made. Following the launch of a report into the...

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15 April 2019

‘A better model for Extended Producer Responsibility’

 

OPINION: Robbie Staniforth, head of policy at compliance specialist Ecosurety looks at the options for extended producer responsibility as set out in the government's consultations on the Resources and Waste Strategy.

4 April 2019

MP questions packaging waste compliance system

 

A Labour MP has called on the government to reduce the number of packaging compliance schemes operating in the UK, describing it as 'one of the big flaws' in the packaging compliance system. Anna McMorrin, the MP for Cardiff ...

2 April 2019

Tesco begins ‘plastics-to-oil’ pilot

 

Retailer Tesco is working with the Swindon-based company Recycling Technologies to carry out a pilot scheme in ten of its stores to collect difficult to recycle plastic and convert it into an oil product.   As part of the pilot, ...

29 March 2019

Ribena bottle redesign to aid MRF sorting

 

Drinks brand Ribena is to redesign the 500ml PET plastic bottles it produces for the drink in the UK, to make them easier to recycle within the current recycling infrastructure. A part of this will be the “reduction of the full ...

28 March 2019

MEPs agree single-use plastic measures

 

The European Parliament has approved legislation which paves the way for a 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029, as well as a full ban on many single-use plastic products from 2021. The proposals, which also included ...

22 March 2019

US plastics firm lines up RPC Group acquisition

 

One of the UK’s largest plastics manufacturing and recycling businesses RPC Group – looks set to be taken over by the US plastic packaging giant Berry Global in a deal worth up to £5 billion. Berry announced this morning (22 ...

21 March 2019

DS Smith warns of ‘overloaded’ recycling capacity

 

The UK’s kerbside recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail, packaging recycler and manufacturer DS Smith has claimed. The company has today (21 March) published ...

21 March 2019

Agency warns over plastics in compost and AD

 

The Environment Agency has threatened a crackdown on poor performing composting and AD sites, where plastic is found in material to be spread to land. And the action could have a knock-on effect on local authorities who could be ...

20 March 2019

Terracycle launches ring-carrier recycling scheme

 

Hi-Cone, a manufacturer of LDPE plastic ring-carriers for multipack drinks packaging, has partnered with Terracycle to offer a recycling outlet for its products. TerraCycle is a company founded in the US, which partners with mass ...

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