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28 November 2018

Tackling complex packaging at TerraCycle

VIDEO REPORT: Beth Slow speaks to Laure Cucuron, general manager at TerraCycle Europe, about the company's work on complex packaging.  The team at specialist recycling firm, TerraCycle, believe their ...


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26 September 2018

Scottish DRS should be ‘consistent’ with UK


The British Retail Consortium has called for any Scottish deposit return system to be “consistent” with the rest of the UK. The comments came from the trade association’s director of food and sustainability, Andrew Opie, on ...

24 September 2018

‘Full cost recovery’ to influence waste strategy


With publication of the Waste and Resources Strategy just a few months away, ‘full cost recovery’ is a core policy area and will influence the strategy contents. Joshua Doherty examines what the term means and the impacts it ...

21 September 2018

Packaging Forum launched ahead of reforms


A Consortium of environmental and packaging compliance schemes has launched a Packaging Scheme Forum (PSF), as the industry prepares for reforms to producer obligations. The PSF is established by 45 of the 50 registered UK ...

20 September 2018

Council plastic collection quality ‘a concern’


The quality of plastic packaging collected by local authorities “is increasingly becoming a concern”, despite collection rates for plastic packaging increasing from last year. The comments come as part of RECOUP’s 2018 UK ...

18 September 2018

Plastic exporter hit by PRN suspension


Plastic waste exports from the UK have been dealt a further blow with the Environment Agency confirming this week that an exporter of plastic packaging waste for recycling has had its accreditation suspended under the PRN system. ...

17 September 2018

Packaging experts back ‘more centralised’ PRN system


The government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging has recommended that reforms of the PRN system should make it more centralised with a strategic approach in management of its activities. The ACP packaging committee’s views, ...

13 September 2018

Packaging reforms will take ‘a number of years’


Any government plans for packaging reform, including those set out in the upcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, will take “a number of years” before being implemented into UK law. That’s according to Paul Bradley, team ...

12 September 2018

EPR could help fund residual waste treatment, says SUEZ


The UK could go beyond the Circular Economy package already signed with the European Union and go for 100% cost recovery of products under producer responsibility to help pay for residual waste treatment, waste firm SUEZ said today (12 ...

10 September 2018

Agency lifts suspension on plastic packaging waste exporter


The Environment Agency has reinstated the accreditation for plastic recycler and exporter J & A Young under the PRN system, it has confirmed today. This comes just three days after the Agency had stated that it had suspended ...

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