Paper Monday 24 June 2019
24 June 2019

PRN compliance fee ruled out before 2020

The idea of some form of compliance fee for the PRN system looks to be unlikely in 2019 but is possible for 2020, according to a statement issued following a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging. The emergency ACP ...


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Wood Green 20 June 2019

Biffa found guilty in China MRF export case


A jury has today (20 June) found Biffa Waste Services Ltd guilty on two counts of breaching waste export regulations in a case dating back to 2015. The verdict was delivered at Wood Green Crown Court in north London this afternoon...

Wood Green 17 June 2019

Biffa MRF export court case continues


A legal case involving Biffa Waste Services and the Environment Agency over the shipment of waste to China in 2015 is continuing at Wood Green Crown Court. Jurors have heard representations from the waste management company and ...

12 June 2019

PRN sector raises idea of compliance ‘safety valve’


With rising PRNs causing consternation among producers and compliance schemes, there is a growing call for government to look again at the system. Speaking to, some packaging waste sector experts have said...

11 June 2019

Alarm sounded over rising PRN prices


An emergency meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging could be held soon as several PRN prices soar. The rapid rise in the prices of PRNs – packaging waste recovery notes – which are needed by obligated businesses to ...

5 June 2019

Clarity packaging scheme announces new members


Compliance scheme operator, Clarity Environmental, has announced growth in its packaging compliance member base. The company has announced a 43% growth in its membership, following the published 2019 public register of producers ...

Wood Green 4 June 2019

Agency opens Biffa MRF export court case


Wood Green Crown Court today (4 June) heard opening arguments from the Environment Agency in its case against Biffa Waste Services over the shipment of waste to China in 2015. The case, which is expected to last around three weeks...

30 May 2019

Used cardboard prices to fall further in June


Prices in the waste paper market for used cardboard are falling fast, with some of the lowest prices in years being proposed for the month of June. Expectations within the UK are that prices for used cardboard (Old KLS/OCC) could ...

24 May 2019

‘Replace plastics with fibre’, says DS Smith


Supermarkets could reduce their use of plastic packaging by millions of tonnes through making substitutions in five areas by switching to fibre products instead, according to research for paper and packaging business DS Smith...

24 May 2019

Recycling Association points Defra to role of export markets


A strong defence of export markets as vital to the recycling of recyclable materials collected from local authorities and businesses, has been given by the Recycling Association, in consultation responses set to Defra. The ...