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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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 ...

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 ...

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