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28 March 2018

Applause for DRS but councils wary of impact

Today’s announcement that there will be a Deposit Return Scheme in England, subject to consultation, has been welcomed by the waste management sector and charities although local authorities have expressed a more cautious approach ahead of ...

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23 May 2018

Bunzl adds ‘recyclable plastic coffee cup’

 

The catering supplies arm of global distribution and outsourcing company Bunzl has added a 'fully recyclable' coffee cup to its portfolio. Bunzl Catering Supplies say the ‘reCUP’ uses 48% less plastic than a standard PE ...

26 April 2018

Producers argued ‘business rates help fund recycling’

 

The packaging and retail sectors told the government last year that they should not pay more for producer responsibility on packaging because they are paying massive sums in business rates. The business rates case was made by ...

9 April 2018

50% recycled content for M&S mac

 

Retail giant Marks & Spencer today (9 April) unveiled a pack away mac made from 50% recycled polyester, sourced from used plastic bottles. A spokeswoman for the retailer said that "The pack away mac has been designed a part of...

4 April 2018

Unilever supports plastic conversion technology

 

Unilever has partnered with one of the world’s largest PET producers to pioneer a new technology which converts PET waste back into virgin grade material for use in food packaging. The consumer goods company will be teaming ...

20 March 2018

New faces for Advisory Committee on Packaging

 

The importance of the role of the Advisory Committee on Packaging has been highlighted by its chairman, Phil Conran, after the appointment of three new members. Mr Conran said: “The Government is under intense pressure to ...

8 March 2018

IKEA reports growth in waste tonnages

 

Home retail giant IKEA has revealed the amount of waste it generated globally last year increased in comparison to 2016, along with a marginal increase in the percentage of waste sent for recycling and energy recovery. The results...

21 February 2018

Fareham rolls-out takeaway bags to restaurants

 

Fareham borough council has commissioned 10,000 takeaway bags to be distributed to local restaurants as a measure to reduce food waste. The bags will allow customers to take their leftovers home with them when they eat out and ...

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

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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