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WRA urges Defra rethink over wood packaging targets

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has called for Defra to keep packaging recycling targets for wood at a ‘high’ level, following proposals for targets up to 2030. The call formed a part of the WRA’s response to Defra...

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22 March 2019

US plastics firm lines up RPC Group acquisition

 

One of the UK’s largest plastics manufacturing and recycling businesses RPC Group – looks set to be taken over by the US plastic packaging giant Berry Global in a deal worth up to £5 billion. Berry announced this morning (22 ...

21 March 2019

DS Smith warns of ‘overloaded’ recycling capacity

 

The UK’s kerbside recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail, packaging recycler and manufacturer DS Smith has claimed. The company has today (21 March) published ...

21 March 2019

Agency warns over plastics in compost and AD

 

The Environment Agency has threatened a crackdown on poor performing composting and AD sites, where plastic is found in material to be spread to land. And the action could have a knock-on effect on local authorities who could be ...

20 March 2019

Terracycle launches ring-carrier recycling scheme

 

Hi-Cone, a manufacturer of LDPE plastic ring-carriers for multipack drinks packaging, has partnered with Terracycle to offer a recycling outlet for its products. TerraCycle is a company founded in the US, which partners with mass ...

6 March 2019

DS Smith sells plastic packaging business

 

Packaging manufacturing and recycling firm DS Smith has announced the sale of its plastics division to the US private equity firm Olympus Partners for around £450 million. The plastics division comprises product manufacturing ...

6 March 2019

2018 packaging targets met, but ‘challenge ahead’

 

Packaging experts have welcomed the news that recycling targets for 2018 look to have been met, but have warned that 2019 targets could be more challenging. The comments come following the release of the 2018 Q4 packaging data, ...

5 March 2019

US firm develops ‘chemical recycling process’ for plastic

 

US chemical firm Eastman is developing a process to recycle polyester plastic waste, breaking down the material through a chemical process so that it can then be used in the production of new polymers. And the UK is one of the ...

5 March 2019

Faerch offers ‘natural’ replacement to black plastic trays

 

Plastic packaging manufacturer Faerch has announced the launch of a ‘natural colour’ CPET packaging material, aimed at replacing black carbon plastic in ready meal packaging. The company is introducing a new ‘detectable’ ...

1 March 2019

Boris Johnson pays a visit to DS Smith

 

Packaging production and recycling firm, DS Smith, welcomed the former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to its West London recycling facility yesterday (28 February). Discussions were held on DS Smith’s business model and key ...

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