Packaging Tuesday 16 October 2018
11 October 2018

Strategy to “go further” than EU’s Circular Economy

Defra and government policy on waste and recycling was explained to delegates at this week’s LARAC conference in Nottingham by the department’s Chris Preston.  And, in the opening session, chaired by LARAC chair Carole Taylor...

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News in Brief (16/10/2018)

 

With news on: Viridor's Safestore contract; MRWA cardboard recycling campaign; Warrens Group biomethane delivery truck; and Refuse Vehicle Solutions finance package. Viridor secures Safestore waste ...

11 October 2018

SUEZ calls for recycling label shake-up

 

A new on-pack recycling labelling system featuring both colours and numbers could help simplify recycling for consumers without costing councils millions, according to SUEZ. The recycling company claims that while there are a “...

1 October 2018

Veolia points to public support for packaging redesign

 

Waste management company, Veolia, has announced that 89% of people believe packaging should change, according to its research conducted with YouGov. Veolia says the data shows that the public want packaging to “include ...

28 September 2018

Trower: ‘UK must address plastics reprocessing gap’

 

Recycling and waste management firm, Viridor, has called on the UK to address its “reprocessing capacity gap” for plastics, if it is to achieve future recycling targets and move towards a “truly circular economy.” The need...

28 September 2018

SUEZ research finds consumers back PRN changes

 

Done correctly, extended producer responsibility (EPR) will have a radical impact on consumer shopping habits, according to waste management firm SUEZ. In a report published today (28 September) the company says that a proper EPR ...

26 September 2018

Scottish DRS should be ‘consistent’ with UK

 

The British Retail Consortium has called for any Scottish deposit return system to be “consistent” with the rest of the UK. The comments came from the trade association’s director of food and sustainability, Andrew Opie, on ...

24 September 2018

‘Full cost recovery’ to influence waste strategy

 

With publication of the Waste and Resources Strategy just a few months away, ‘full cost recovery’ is a core policy area and will influence the strategy contents. Joshua Doherty examines what the term means and the impacts it ...

21 September 2018

Packaging Forum launched ahead of reforms

 

A Consortium of environmental and packaging compliance schemes has launched a Packaging Scheme Forum (PSF), as the industry prepares for reforms to producer obligations. The PSF is established by 45 of the 50 registered UK ...

20 September 2018

Council plastic collection quality ‘a concern’

 

The quality of plastic packaging collected by local authorities “is increasingly becoming a concern”, despite collection rates for plastic packaging increasing from last year. The comments come as part of RECOUP’s 2018 UK ...

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