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5 January 2018

Industry responds to coffee cups report

Two of the UK’s most prominent waste management companies and the Paper Cup Alliance have responded to the call from the Environmental Audit Committee today for a 25p “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups. Starbucks has ...

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5 January 2018

Defra ‘encouraged’ by industry action over coffee cups

 

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has vowed to “carefully consider” calls from the Environment Audit Committee to introduce a 25p ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups. But, signalling that it...

5 January 2018

Creagh committee proposes 25p coffee cup levy

 

The Environmental Audit Committee today called on the government to introduce a UK-wide 25p “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups and set targets to recycle 100% of them by 2023. In a report - ‘Disposable packaging: ...

29 November 2017

WRAP publishes food label guidance

 

As part of its work to reduce household food waste, resource charity WRAP has unveiled changes to the way food packaging will be labelled. The aim, said WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme – is changes to labels ...

14 November 2017

Retail news round-up (14/11/2017)

 

With news on:  Helistrat renewal at discount firm Poundland; and UKWSL extends motorway service work; and Biffa growth. Helistrat renews Poundland contract Facility...

10 October 2017

Offsite sorting by Biffa pushes Dunelm to 90% recycling

 

Furnishing and homeware retailer Dunelm has announced a 90% recycling rate as a result of working with waste management firm Biffa over the past five years. Biffa said that overall 92% of the retailer's waste was now diverted from...

21 September 2017

Tesco suppliers to publish food waste data

 

Tesco has announced ‘ground-breaking’ partnerships with suppliers, which will involve the publication of food waste data throughout the supply chain. The retailer has announced partnership agreements with 24 of its largest ...

15 August 2017

Two battery recycling plants to open by end of year

 

The UK is set to have two battery recycling plants in operation later this year with the announcement that compliance scheme Ecosurety and recycling firm Belmont Trading are partnering on a plant in Scotland. In September a ...

21 July 2017

Retailers report 83% reduction in plastic bags

 

Today (21 July) DEFRA has reported that the 7 main retailers issued 83% fewer bags in 2016 to 2017 compared to the calendar year 2014. This works out as over six billion fewer bags than was recorded in 2014 by the Waste & ...

5 July 2017

Biffa strengthens North East role with O’Brien deal

 

Biffa has acquired north east England waste management business O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions Holdings Limited. Ian Wakelin, chief executive of Biffa, described the deal today (5 July) as another “value-creating ...

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