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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13 August 2019

Delays in data submission ‘add to PRN volatility’


A handful of companies – including some major retailers – registering their packaging waste obligations late in the year, has put some further pressure on PRN markets. The late registration of packaging data by some packaging ...

8 August 2019

News in Brief (08/08/2019)


With news on: Recycling grows in East Devon; Brighton and Hove council investigate recycling 'error'; Eunomia reviews National Trust’s waste strategy; University of Birmingham launches rare earth metal project; Sims Recycling Solutions to Plant...

7 August 2019

News in brief (07/08/2019)


With news on: WRAP Global gets funding for food waste project in Mexico; Scottish DRS could see 90% litter reduction; East Kent Recycling gets permission for two new sites; and, Magnum launches recycled ice-cream tubs.

7 August 2019

Plastic water bottle alternatives ‘still harm the environment’


Campaign group and thinktank Green Alliance has warned of the potential environmental harm that can be caused by moving from plastic water bottles to alternatives such as cans and cartons, writes Lucy Lewin.  The organisation ...

6 August 2019

News in brief (06/08/2019)


With news on: Sainsbury's removes black plastic; Coffee cups used in greetings card range; council thanks residents for recycling; single-use bags slashed after 5p charge. Reporting by Lucy Lewin.

30 July 2019

£150 per tonne packaging tax recommended


A plastic packaging tax should be set at £150 per tonne to drive growth in the use of recycled polymers in new products, according to a white paper produced by Imperial College London and Veolia. The report suggests that this...

Harwich 29 July 2019

Agency changes aimed at tackling illegal waste exports


The Environment Agency has intensified its work to prevent illegal exports of packaging waste, industry representatives have been told. Steps being implemented by the Agency to address illegal exports were outlined in a three-page...

26 July 2019

News in brief (26/07/19)


With news on: waste food from farming costs UK £1.2b; Merlin attractions get Coca Cola reverse vending machines; Waitrose launches recycled packaging for ready meals; Mansfield MRF gets new welcome sign; N. Ireland figures show municipal waste ...

23 July 2019

Packaging target ‘optimism’ despite plastic and aluminium concerns


Provisional packaging data for the second quarter of 2019 has suggested that most materials remain on track to meet recycling targets, but concerns remain over plastic and aluminium. The figures, published late yesterday (July 22...

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