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5 November 2019

ACE calls for carton recycling support

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) has called on European policy makers to ensure cartons are collected and recycled. The call comes alongside its newly-launched campaign ‘We’re not just square, we’...


With the latest news and past articles about waste paper or paper for recycling. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


1 July 2019

Melia moves in at DS Smith Recycling


DS Smith has announced the appointment of John Melia to the role of managing director for its UK recycling division. Mr Melia succeeds Mat Prosser, who has been appointed to the new position of head of strategic business ...

1 July 2019

Biffa judgment raises ‘more questions than answers’


In the wake of the guilty verdict last week relating to the export of mixed paper to China by Biffa, Simon Ellin, chief executive of the Recycling Association reasons that the case raises a number of questions.

25 June 2019

Obituaries: Harold Neilson; and David Border


Two individuals involved in the recovered paper and organic waste sectors have died recently and respects have been paid to them from former colleagues and sector groups. In the recovered paper sector, Harold Neilson formerly of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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