Packaging Tuesday 21 May 2019
21 May 2019

WRAP highlights Plastics Pact actions after first year

Resources body WRAP has said that progress has been made in the first 12 months since the launch of the voluntary ‘Plastics Pact’ to reduce single-use plastic packaging and increase recycling of the material. This comes ...

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8 May 2019

Scotland confirms ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme

 

Scotland’s cabinet secretary for the environment, Roseanna Cunningham, has today (8 May) outlined the Scottish Government's proposals for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. As reported by letsrecycle.com

7 May 2019

Eyes on plastic and aluminium in Q1 packaging data

 

Some concerns have been raised over plastics and aluminium recycling performance in Q1 2019 packaging recycling data, despite a largely positive performance in other materials. Provisional packaging recycling data for the first ...

3 May 2019

Sainsbury’s to trial pre-cycle option for plastics

 

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has pledged to end the use of dark coloured plastics across fresh foods in its entirety by March 2020, as part of a series of pledges to reduce plastic packaging. The pledge comes as Sainsbury’s...

29 April 2019

Welsh Government opens £6.5m recycled content fund

 

The Welsh Government is offering £6.5 million in funding to businesses to increase the use of recycled content, particularly plastics, in their products. According to the Welsh Government, the fund will be used to offer grants to...

26 April 2019

Valpak outlines ‘alternative’ EPR model

 

Producer compliance scheme Valpak has today (26 April) outlined proposals for a ‘hybrid’ EPR system as a variation on reforms proposed in the Resources and Waste Strategy consultation on packaging. The Valpak proposal ...

26 April 2019

Veolia’s Kirkman backs ‘proven’ DRS

 

Veolia’s chief innovation and technology officer for the UK has responded to concerns that a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers would be too costly to implement. The comments from Veolia's Richard Kirkman came in ...

24 April 2019

Biffa backs twin-stream recycling collection system

 

Waste management firm Biffa has outlined its 'recommended' system for household recycling, favouring the separate collection of paper and card. In a report published today (24 April), the national waste services firm suggests that...

23 April 2019

Suez calls for ‘hybrid’ EPR system

 

Suez has said that none of the four options set out in the government’s consultations on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system is “suitable in its entirety”. In a report released last week (18 April), the ...

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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