Plastics Wednesday 17 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. [...


With the latest news on plastics recycling and policy developments relevant to the sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


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.

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 ...

5 June 2019

P&G commits to cut Ariel packaging by 30%


Consumer goods manufacturer Procter and Gamble (P&G) has committed to a 30% reduction in plastic packaging used by its Ariel and Lenor brands across Europe by 2025.

4 June 2019

Waitrose launches ‘packaging-free’ trial


Waitrose & Partners has today (June 4) launched the first large-scale ‘packaging-free’ trial of its kind at one of its stores. In a bid to cut single-use plastic and packaging waste, the retailer has taken hundreds of ...

4 June 2019

Suez plans plastic film recycling plant in Thailand


Global waste and resources firm Suez has announced plans to build a 30,000 tonnes per year capacity plastic film reprocessing plant in Thailand. To be built in the Bang Phli district near Bangkok, the plant will process ...

31 May 2019

Veolia invests £1 million at Dagenham plastics plant


Veolia has invested over £1 million in its Dagenham plastic milk bottle recycling facility, as it seeks to increase production of food-grade rHDPE at the plant. The investment, which includes installation of a new granulator, new...

30 May 2019

News in Brief (30/05/2019)


With news on: Recycling Lives completes acquisition; Casepak begins Aylesbury contract; Acumen milestone, and; Pembrokeshire plastics.

30 May 2019

Viridor to build Avonmouth plastics reprocessing plant


Viridor has today (30 May) announced plans to develop an 80,000 tonnes-per-year capacity plastics recycling plant, processing plastics from bottles and pots, tubs and trays (PTT). Due to come online in 2020/21, it will be built ...

29 May 2019

UK ‘not among Malaysia plastic waste culprits’


EXCLUSIVE: None of the illegally exported plastic waste so-far uncovered in containers in Malaysian ports has been traced back to the UK, the Malaysian government has confirmed. And, no formal request has been received from the ...