Plastics Tuesday 17 September 2019
16 September 2019

Lucozade commits to 100% recycled content by 2030

Demand for feedstock derived from plastic recycling has received a boost from a production plan released by Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS), although there is potential for competition from supplies of plant-based plastic-like material.

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NEWS ARCHIVE

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 ...

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 ...

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...