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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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1 March 2019

OPRL and WRAP announce ‘strategic partnership’


Resources charity WRAP and the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) have announced a ‘strategic partnership’ setting out how the two organisations will work together towards meeting future recycling targets. OPRL – the UK-wide ...

27 February 2019

ACP appoints wood sector representative


The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have announced today (27 February) that John Dye from Scott Pallets has been appointed to represent the wood packaging sector on the ...

26 February 2019

Funding awarded for plastic pigment project


Packaging waste compliance scheme Ecosurety is working with three companies on a project to develop a chemical process to remove the pigment from black and other coloured rigid plastics. The project has today (26 February) been ...

22 February 2019

Wide set of materials backed for Scottish deposit scheme


The Scottish Government’s consultation on a deposit return scheme has found a high level of support for a scheme which includes the widest range of materials possible. Overall, 45% of respondents thought the DRS should include ...

22 February 2019

Hovis and TerraCycle launch bread bag recycling scheme


Bread producer Hovis has launched a recycling initiative for its LDPE bread bags in partnership with the specialist recycler TerraCycle. According to Hovis, all of its bread bags are recyclable through plastic bag collection ...

19 February 2019

Call for ‘collaboration’ in Strategy responses


Businesses and trade bodies in the waste and resources sector have responded to the launch of Defra’s anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy consultations yesterday (18 February) and called for a collaborative approach to waste policy.

18 February 2019

30% recycled plastic tax level ‘may rise in future’


The government’s tax on plastic packaging will initially set a 30% threshold for recycled content in new products – but could be increased in future, the Treasury has said today. Full details of the tax, which was first ...

18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform


Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...

18 February 2019

Defra puts ‘on-the-go DRS’ in consultation options


Consultations are being launched today (18 February) on household waste measures to implement core aspects of the Resources and Waste Strategy in England. Lasting for 12 weeks, they will cover Deposit Return Schemes; Extended ...

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