Packaging Friday 14 December 2018
28 November 2018

Tackling complex packaging at TerraCycle

VIDEO REPORT: Beth Slow speaks to Laure Cucuron, general manager at TerraCycle Europe, about the company's work on complex packaging.  The team at specialist recycling firm, TerraCycle, believe their ...


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21 November 2018

Rebate system favoured to drive recyclate demand


A report commissioned by the Resource Association and WWF-UK has identified a ‘feebate’ system as the most attractive policy option to drive increased use of post-consumer recyclate. A fee-rebate or ‘feebate...

19 November 2018

Retailers differ over plastic bag alternatives


National retailers are offering differing alternatives to single-use plastic bags, as both the Co-op and Marks & Spencer are bringing in new initiatives. The Co-op is rolling-out compostable carrier bags to more than 1,000 of ...

15 November 2018

WRAP sets out actions in Plastics Pact roadmap


Key actions businesses should take to help stop plastic packaging polluting the environment have been laid out by WRAP in the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, ...

12 November 2018

PRN pressure rises amid ‘unfair’ aluminium market claim


Concerns around the market for PRNs - packaging waste recovery notes - have prompted a referral over aluminium PRNs to the Competitions and Markets Authority. A request has been made to the CMA by packaging waste compliance ...

7 November 2018

Viridor collaborates with brands on product packaging


Viridor has announced it is working with a number of leading highstreet retail brands to ensure product packaging can survive the sorting process at its UK polymer recycling facilities. According to Viridor, collaboration across ...

7 November 2018

EU discussions centre on single use plastics


Lobby groups who are keen to see the European Parliament’s idea of having at least 35% of recycled plastic in beverage bottles by 2025 are keeping the pressure on within Europe as discussions take place in Brussels. Crucial ...

Wood packaging 5 November 2018

Defra faces pressure over wood PRNs


Defra has confirmed that its officials are looking at ways to “alleviate the pressure” that the high price of wood packaging recovery notes (PRNs) is having on the packaging waste sector. But, any swift action is not thought to be likely ...

5 November 2018

TerraCycle teams up with producers on complex packaging


Three recycling schemes for traditionally difficult to recycle packaging products have been announced in recent weeks, in partnership with specialist recycling firm TerraCycle. And, the company will work with waste management firm Suez which ...

31 October 2018

Plastics recycled content tax gets the thumbs-up


Chancellor Philip Hammond’s star Budget environmental measure of a tax on plastic packaging, which uses less than 30% recycled content, has generally been welcomed by the recycling sector, with responses ranging from 'game-changer' to '...

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