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15 May 2018

Councils set to benefit more from PRN system

Reform of the UK’s packaging waste recovery note (PRN) system looks likely to see local authorities gain some form of financial support from PRNs issued on household packaging material. At the same time, the PRN funding would be...


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22 June 2018

Companies pay nearly £300,000 for packaging waste offences


Figures released by the Environment Agency have shown that it has accepted 16 charity donations from companies who have not met their producer responsibility obligations for packaging waste. The accepted donation offers range ...

18 June 2018

DS Smith recovers paper costs increase


DS Smith today (18 June) reported strong organic box volume growth of +5.2% with growth in all regions, in its 12 months annual figures to 30 April 2018. An upbeat chief executive, Miles Ropers declared that the company has been ...

5 June 2018

Zero Waste Scotland highlights lost packaging revenue


More than 64,000 tonnes of plastic packaging is disposed of in household general waste bins and sent to landfill in Scotland each year, costing around £11 million. The figures were released today by Zero Waste Scotland, in ...

31 May 2018

Costa to ‘review’ cup pledge if levy passed


A tax on single-use coffee cups would cause Costa Coffee, part of Whitbread, to “review” its pledge to recycle the same volume of cups that it puts on the market by 2020. That’s according to James Pitcher, head of ...

14 May 2018

PRN consultant jailed for tax fraud


A trader in PRNs – packaging waste recovery notes – has been jailed for 21 months for tax fraud. John Gerald Hamill, of McCardel Way, Kilmarnock, Scotland, who was described in court as a “recycling consultant”, was ...

10 May 2018

James Cropper receives first load of London coffee cups


Cumbrian papermaker James Cropper is reminding businesses “to do the right thing” and set up coffee recycling schemes, after investing in technology to recycle the material. James Cropper, based in Kendal, has developed ...

27 April 2018

Veolia progresses with ‘street solution’ to coffee cups


VIDEO REPORT: Veolia, Westminster city council and the Heart of London Business Alliance, talk about the progress of their scheme to collect and recycle coffee cups in the West End of London. “Tens of thousands” of coffee cups...

26 April 2018

‘UK Plastics Pact’ largely welcomed by industry


The ‘UK Plastics Pact’ has been largely welcomed by the industry and wider sector, although some have called for government measures to ensure the voluntary targets are met. The Pact, launched today by WRAP, aims to eliminate...

26 April 2018

Producers argued ‘business rates help fund recycling’


The packaging and retail sectors told the government last year that they should not pay more for producer responsibility on packaging because they are paying massive sums in business rates. The business rates case was made by ...

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