Packaging Tuesday 12 November 2019
6 November 2019

Deposits for drinks cans ‘will boost plastic use’

Aluminium recycling body Alupro has hit out at plans for an ‘all in’ Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) planned for Scotland in 2021, saying it could increase the use of plastic bottles. This follows similar warnings from the glass ...

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26 September 2019

Comms focus needed to improve recycling habits

 

Councils need to transform their communications to encourage residents to see their waste as a resource, according to speakers at the Kent Resource Partnership conference last week (19 September). The annual event saw speakers ...

25 September 2019

Procter & Gamble joins OPRL Scheme

 

Consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced that it has marked UK Recycle Week by joining the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) Scheme. The company explained that this is a big step towards giving people...

23 September 2019

Budweiser to remove plastic rings from can multipacks

 

Beer maker Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has announced that it will be removing plastic rings and film wraps from the packaging in its entire UK-produced canned beer range by the end of 2020. The manufacturer will be replacing ...

23 September 2019

Recycle Week 2019 round-up

 

This week the UK is celebrating Recycle Week 2019 (23-29 September) – events and campaigns are being run across the country to encourage people to take recycling action into their own hands. letsrecycle.com has a round-up of Recycle...

19 September 2019

Coca Cola to swap plastic wrap for cardboard

 

Coca-Cola European Partners will stop using plastic shrink-wrap on its multi-pack cans sold in Great Britain over the next 18 months, using a cardboard outer sleeve instead. The new cardboard multipacks will be introduced on four...

18 September 2019

Ecosurety secures £2 million funding package

 

Bristol-based packaging compliance specialist Ecosurety has secured a £2 million finance facility from HSBC to accommodate a growth in its membership. The funds will supply the company with a “more flexible cash-flow set up” ...

16 September 2019

‘Push waste reduction’, urges Shadow Minister

 

Labour’s Shadow Waste and Recycling Minister has said that the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy does not put enough emphasis on waste reduction. Sandy Martin, who is MP for Ipswich and has held the shadow post for a ...

16 September 2019

Lucozade commits to 100% recycled content by 2030

 

Demand for feedstock derived from plastic recycling has received a boost from a production plan released by Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS), although there is potential for competition from supplies of plant-based plastic-like material.

11 September 2019

WRAP reports plot increases in packaging volumes

 

Volumes of glass, paper, card and steel packaging placed onto the market in the UK are likely to have increased by around 4%, and aluminium packaging by 11%, reports published by WRAP this week suggest. The reports, compiled by ...

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