Plastics Monday 22 July 2019
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. [...

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NEWS ARCHIVE

9 July 2019

Inform consumers of packaging cost, report claims

 

Consumers should be made aware of how much they pay for packaging to encourage them to seek more sustainable alternatives, a new report from Zero Waste Scotland has claimed. The study suggests that if consumers knew how much of a ...

9 July 2019

Viridor seeks ‘stability’ in plastics reprocessing

 

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: A public backlash against plastic waste has not resulted in a slowdown in the tonnage of material being recycled by householders, according to the chief plastics recycling expert at resources and waste firm Viridor.

8 July 2019

EFRA committee hears of packaging labelling concerns

 

MPs heard evidence last week (3 July) from retailers and the packaging industry as they consider changes that can be made to plastic food and drink packaging to aid recycling. The viability of compostable packaging dominated ...

3 July 2019

Lovell Recycling responds over Malaysia plastics exports

 

Telford-based Lovell Recycling has issued a statement after having been named in relation to a television programme over exports of plastic waste to Malaysia. Last month exports of mixed plastics to Malaysia featured in Hugh ...

2 July 2019

Berry Global completes RPC acquisition

 

The takeover of one of the UK’s largest plastics manufacturing and recycling businesses, RPC Group, by a US plastics packaging giant has been completed. Berry Global has announced the completion of the acquisition of Rushden-...

28 June 2019

War on Plastic: the time for transparency has come

 

OPINION: With the BBC's Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's War on Waste programme attracting high audiences and developing the message of the need to reduce reliance on plastics, Sam Reeve, CEO, Resource Futures argues that more transparency is needed...

27 June 2019

Packaging Forum urges speedy action over PRNs

 

Packaging compliance schemes have claimed that challenges involved in implementing a compliance fee mechanism in 2019 to address high PRN prices can be overcome. The comments come after the government’s Advisory Committee on ...

27 June 2019

News in brief (27/06/2019)

 

With news on: NWH invests in Newcastle site; Wyre Forest flytipping campaign; Merseyside community funding, and; Aberdeenshire plastics trial.

26 June 2019

Plastic Pact looks to tackle PVC packaging

 

Signatories to the UK Plastics Pact are to being encouraged to eliminate eight ‘hard to recycle’ plastic packaging materials from their product ranges by the end of 2020, including PVC packaging. Pact members will be ...