Paper Tuesday 24 April 2018
19 April 2018

Creagh says sector ‘wildly behind’ in communications

Labour’s former shadow environment secretary Mary Creagh has called on local authorities and industry to make better use of public communications budgets to ensure residents know what can be recycled. In particular she urged ...


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18 April 2018

Waste sector backs Costa’s coffee cup recycling plan


Coffee cup recycling took a step forward today with Costa Coffee, part of Whitbread, committing itself to recycling the same volume of cups it puts onto the market. In a form of self-imposed producer responsibility, the company ...

27 March 2018

Royal visit for Cropper’s coffee cup mill


The increasing interest in recycling coffee cups took another step forward yesterday (26 March), when the Prince of Wales visited Cumbrian papermaker James Cropper to see its new paper machine. Prince Charles visited the company's...

27 March 2018

China confirms domestic waste controls


The Chinese government has defended its measures restricting the imports of certain materials for recycling after concerns were voiced by several exporting nations, including the European Union and the US. And, China has confirmed that it is ...

20 March 2018

DS Smith prepared to take coffee cups at Kemsley


UK-based paper and packaging company DS Smith has claimed that it has “found a solution” to coffee cup recycling, and has called for greater harmony across the sector to increase segregation.  DS Smith say it has been able to...

12 March 2018

Cross-sector meetings to shape PRN policy


A series of six cross-sector meetings to discuss the future of the UK packaging waste (PRN) system start this week, with agreement on setting up a fund to boost recycling and communications on the agenda. Packaging firms, small ...

9 March 2018

Ministers opt for voluntary action on coffee cups


Ministers have said it is better to offer voluntary discounts to customers who bring in re-usable coffee cups, instead of a so called “latte-levy”, at least for the time being.  In a response issued on Monday, March 5, but ...

customs 7 March 2018

China’s Customs authority launches ‘Blue Sky 2018’


China has formally launched ‘Blue Sky 2018’ as a 10-month long period of ‘special actions against foreign garbage smuggling’. The announcement of the ‘special actions’ came yesterday, 6 March from China’s Customs ...

26 February 2018

‘Northampton BC: Cobblers to high quality recycling’


Simon Weston, Director of Raw Materials at the Confederation of Paper Industries, gives his view on the award of a commingling contract to Veolia by Northampton Borough Council. OPINION: Having read the recent

Coffey 21 February 2018

Paris visit sees Coffey emphasise producer responsibility


Environment minister Thérèse Coffey has again hinted that changes to producer responsibility regimes for waste in the UK are likely to be contained in the waste strategy due out later this year. There are expectations that ...

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