Packaging Sunday 9 May 2021
7 May 2021

Clarity Environmental launches recycling quality standard  

Compliance scheme operator Clarity Environmental has launched a quality standard for recycling, targeting packaging producers.


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4 May 2021

Study finds packaging ‘less recyclable’ in UK


A study carried out by consumer research company Which? has found that 32% of brand packaging in the UK is not “easily recyclable in practice”.   The study called 'The Consumer Lens on Packaging 2021' was commissioned by...

28 April 2021

‘Will packaging proposals boost domestic reprocessing?’


Robbie Staniforth, head of innovation and policy at producer compliance scheme Ecosurety, considers how the government’s recent consultation on extended producer responsibility (EPR) will impact reprocessors of packaging in the...

27 April 2021

Cancelling PRNs could ‘punish victims’


Compliance specialists have warned that in threatening to cancel ‘incorrect’ packaging recovery notes (PRNs), the Environment Agency could punish the “victim” rather than the “criminal”. The Agency wrote to the ...

27 April 2021

Uncertainty surrounds Q1 plastic packaging data


Uncertainly surrounds provisional packaging data for the first quarter of 2021, published last week on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD). Compliance schemes have sounded a note of caution as the figures are believed to ...

26 April 2021

Agency ‘can cancel incorrect PRNs from July’


EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency has written to the packaging sector to “communicate its position” that in situations when PRNs issued are found to be 'incorrect', warning it will be able to cancel them from July 2021.  ...

19 April 2021

‘Online marketplaces in the EPR consultation’


In this opinion piece Nigel Harvey, CEO of lighting industry compliance scheme Recolight, examines proposals relating to online marketplaces contained within the recently published consultation on extended producer responsibility...

16 April 2021

Online shopping switch ‘good for DS Smith’  


An increase in the number of people shopping online is a “good thing” for DS Smith as corrugated packaging will be the natural choice for customers, an investor seminar it hosted was told. In the seminar yesterday (15 ...

12 April 2021

Viridor and Tomra collaborate on Scottish DRS bid


Viridor and recycling infrastructure company Tomra have joined together in a bid for the design, build and operation of the Scottish deposit return scheme (DRS) counting and sorting centres. Scotland is to introduce a DRS from 1 ...

12 April 2021

Food and drink sector sounds alarm over EPR costs


The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has highlighted that costs proposed by government, in its second consultation on a new Extended Producer Responsibility system for packaging waste, have risen "drastically" to £2.7 billion. The...