Plastics Tuesday 25 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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20 June 2019

Coca-Cola investments aid recycled content for bottles


Resources minister Therese Coffey today (20 June) welcomed an announcement from soft drinks producer Coca-Cola Great Britain that it is increasing the volume of recycled PET plastic (rPET) used in bottles across its ranges. In...

17 June 2019

Packaging schemes in call for PRN compliance fee


What is being seen as a shortage of plastic and aluminium PRNs has driven the UK’s packaging waste compliance sector to call on government to implement an urgent change to the system. At present, the UK has a purely market-based...

13 June 2019

AO Recycling to open fridge plastics plant


Online electrical retailer AO, through its recycling arm AO Recycling, is to open a recycling facility for WEEE plastics located close to its existing fridge plant at Telford. AO says that the new four-acre site will allow it to...

13 June 2019

Wastepack partners with Kids Against Plastic charity


Packaging compliance scheme Wastepack has announced a partnership with the charity Kids Against Plastic, which was founded by Amy and Ella Meek (aged...

12 June 2019

WRAP offers £4.7 million fund for plastics and textiles


WRAP has announced the launch of a £4.7 million capital grant scheme for infrastructure projects for the recycling of plastic packaging or textile waste. Applicants are being invited to apply for between £200,000 and £1 million...

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 ...

7 June 2019

‘Deep concern’ over Malaysia plastic export


The British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has today (7 June) issued a statement saying it is “deeply concerned about the illegal trade in plastic waste” to the country. The statement explained that the UK “...

7 June 2019

News in brief (07/06/2019)


With news on: London 'circular' week; Sainsbury's plastics action; Geminor's Icleandic contract, and; ADBA welcomes incentive extension.