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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10 September 2019

Ministers outline Scottish DRS legislation


Scottish ministers have published draft legislation for the establishment of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in the country, with an expected start date of 1 April 2021. As previously reported, Scotland’s DRS plans centre on an...

2 September 2019

DS Smith launches business coffee cup recycling scheme


Packaging manufacturer and recycler DS Smith has launched a scheme to collect and recycle single-use coffee cups from UK businesses through a chargeable service. The scheme is a direct partnership with Royal Mail and will see DS ...

29 August 2019

Resources Strategy proposals ‘under development’


Preparations for the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy are continuing with some key components of the strategy still under consideration, Defra’s packaging committee has heard. Defra – the Department for Environment ...

28 August 2019

News in brief (28/08/2019)


With news on: Aldi cuts plastic; Olympia joins WRAP on food waste; Grundon supports for green project, and; Aberdeenshire HWRC permits.

27 August 2019

Paper recyclers warn of ‘critical market situation’


Low prices and volatilities in the waste paper market are putting local authority collections and the whole paper recycling sector under strain, waste paper recycling businesses are warning. A statement from the ERPA trade group, ...

27 August 2019

Sainsbury’s includes glass in reverse vending trial


A trial of reverse vending technology which accepts glass bottles, PET bottles and cans has launched at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Newbury, Berkshire. Tomra claimed that the trial is the first of its kind in England to include ...

22 August 2019

Tesco in warning over ‘excessive’ packaging


Supermarket giant Tesco has warned suppliers that it may stop stocking products packaged in materials that are hard-to-recycle or cannot be recycled through current infrastructure. The announcement forms a part of the second phase...

22 August 2019

Scots ‘support’ DRS for glass, but industry sceptical


The majority of Scots support the inclusion of glass in the country’s planned Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) – despite opposition from producers of glass packaging, who support other measures to boost recycling. YouGov research ...

19 August 2019

‘Consider all PRN options, not just a compliance fee’


Martin Trigg-Knight, packaging compliance scheme manager, Clarity Environmental, reasons that the introduction of a compliance fee is not the only way that changes to the PRN system could be made.

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