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6 February 2019

Arla discounts UK for wood-based cartons

Food manufacturer Arla has announced it has become the first company in Finland to use gable-top food cartons made from renewable wood-based paperboard which can be recycled in the waste paper stream. The cartons for milk, yoghurt...


With the latest news on issues affecting the wood recycling and reprocessing sector. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


9 March 2017

Budget: Wood target concern but landfill proposals welcomed


An increased recycling target for wood packaging could see a spike in packaging waste recovery note (PRN) prices for the material in future years, compliance experts have said in response to targets in yesterday’s Budget (8 March).

8 March 2017

Government confirms higher packaging targets to 2020


The government has today (9 March) confirmed future target rates for packaging recycling up to the end of the decade – with the overall packaging recycling rate required to rise from a current level of close to 65%, up to 75.4% by 2020.

28 February 2017

WRA and Agency begin work on fire prevention ‘template’


Wood recyclers have begun work with the Environment Agency to draw up a template for the sector aimed at making it easier to gain approval for Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs). The Wood Recyclers Association (WRA) agreed to work ...

16 February 2017

Ikea launches kitchen range using recycled plastic bottles


Plastic bottles recycled from households in Japan are being used in a kitchen range sold by the household goods and furniture giant Ikea. The company’s Kungsbacka kitchen range, which is available in Ikea stores from this month ...

14 February 2017

ACP praises PRN ‘value’ following packaging data


Data suggesting the UK’s packaging recycling and recovery rate rose by nearly 800,000 tonnes in 2016 shows the value of the PRN system, the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has claimed. The ACP – a Defra-appointed body ...

12 January 2017

Associations back higher packaging recycling targets


Waste industry associations have unanimously backed higher packaging recycling targets for some materials in response to a consultation by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Industry bodies including the

10 January 2017

Compliance schemes split over future packaging targets


Packaging producer compliance schemes have offered differing views over future recycling targets for packaging waste up to the end of the decade. The difference of views from schemes emerged in responses to a consultation into ...

20 December 2016

Template work to go ahead for wood sector


The Environment Agency has agreed to work with the Wood Recyclers’ Association on a template for the development of fire prevention plans. The agreement comes after months of lobbying by the Association which has felt that the ...

12 December 2016

News in Brief (12/12/2016)


With news on: Biowood's waste-inspired Christmas tree; ACE UK reaches wood fibre-traceability goal; Eunomia researches circularity across furniture supply chain and; Lincolnshire's EfW plant set for winter.

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