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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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16 January 2019

M&S trials ‘plastic free’ fruit & veg aisles


Leading retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a three-month trial of over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging. Starting today (16 January), the trial at the store the retailer’s store in Tolworth...

2 January 2019

Deposit return scheme trials move forward


Two trials of deposit return schemes are taking steps forward following the release of details on Defra’s proposals for a UK scheme in its Waste Strategy published last month. Iceland Today, retailer Iceland has reported...

9 November 2018

Clearabee bags Co-op bulky waste deal


On-demand rubbish removal business, Clearabee, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide reactive waste removal services to the Co-op. As part of the “multi-million pound” contract, Clearabee will handle all unplanned ...

19 October 2018

WEEE scheme counters Agency investigation


The Environment Agency has confirmed that it is investigating the compliance scheme Northern Compliance, after it failed to fulfil its household WEEE target for 2017. But, Northern Compliance – which is based in Gateshead and ...

Warrens Group 16 October 2018

News in Brief (16/10/2018)


With news on: Viridor's Safestore contract; MRWA cardboard recycling campaign; Warrens Group biomethane delivery truck; and Refuse Vehicle Solutions finance package. Viridor secures Safestore waste ...

26 September 2018

Scottish DRS should be ‘consistent’ with UK


The British Retail Consortium has called for any Scottish deposit return system to be “consistent” with the rest of the UK. The comments came from the trade association’s director of food and sustainability, Andrew Opie, on ...

25 September 2018

Co-op to roll-out compostable carrier bags


The Co-op has announced its plans to roll-out single use compostable carrier bags to almost 1,400 of its food stores. The retailer explained that after the bags are used to carry shopping, they can then be reused as food waste ...

7 September 2018

Valpak and OPRL announce ‘close alliance’


Valpak, the UK’s largest packaging compliance scheme and OPRL, the industry standard for packaging recycling labelling, have announced they are forming a “close alliance” to support their overlapping memberships. The new ...

Burberry 6 September 2018

Eunomia welcomes Burberry hierarchy move


The decision by high-end retail brand Burberry to no longer send unsold products to energy from waste has been welcomed by the consultancy Eunomia. One of its consultants, Peter Jones, had highlighted Burberry's practice of ...

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