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15 May 2020

Concerns raised over Scotland’s DRS

The decision by the Scottish Government to pass deposit return scheme (DRS) regulations on Wednesday (13 May) has been met with disappointment from some retailers and recyclers. From July 2022, a 20p deposit will apply each time a...


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22 August 2019

Tesco in warning over ‘excessive’ packaging


Supermarket giant Tesco has warned suppliers that it may stop stocking products packaged in materials that are hard-to-recycle or cannot be recycled through current infrastructure. The announcement forms a part of the second phase...

20 August 2019

Co-op calls for quicker council action on food waste


Supermarket chain, the Co-op, has urged English local authorities to speed up the roll-out of food waste collections and to accept compostable bags as part of the service. In a statement issued on Saturday, August 17, the Co-op ...

7 August 2019

Plastic water bottle alternatives ‘still harm the environment’


Campaign group and thinktank Green Alliance has warned of the potential environmental harm that can be caused by moving from plastic water bottles to alternatives such as cans and cartons, writes Lucy Lewin.  The organisation ...

6 August 2019

News in brief (06/08/2019)


With news on: Sainsbury's removes black plastic; Coffee cups used in greetings card range; council thanks residents for recycling; single-use bags slashed after 5p charge. Reporting by Lucy Lewin.

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 ...

15 March 2019

Veolia and Leon team up for DRS machine


Veolia has teamed up with the restaurant chain Leon to unveil a reverse vending machine which accepts plastics bottles and aluminium cans at its King’s Cross branch in London. The machine has been launched as part of a pilot ...

28 January 2019

Iceland extends DRS trial to Northern Ireland


Food retailer Iceland has extended its in-store deposit return scheme trial for drinks packaging, launching what it has described as Northern Ireland’s first reverse vending machine in its Belfast store. The frozen food ...

25 January 2019

Coffey offers reassurance on council waste funding


Resources minister Thérèse Coffey has responded to concerns that measures outlined in Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy, such as a deposit return scheme, will negatively impact council recycling income. The minister’s ...

24 January 2019

TerraCycle unveils ‘Loop’ shopping platform  


A partnership between some of the largest consumer product companies, along with international recycling firm TerraCycle, today (24 January) unveiled a global shopping system and reuse model, called Loop. Announced at the World ...

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