22nd May 2018
EU Council Adopts Circular Economy Package

EU Council Adopts Circular Economy Package

The EU Council has today confirmed its formal adoption of the Circular Economy Package, which will set out new rules for waste management and establish new targets for recycling, including the separate collections of textiles and hazardous waste from households. “I … Continue reading

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6th February 2018
Plastics Tax Should Be Used To Increase Recycling – FPA

Plastics Tax Should Be Used To Increase Recycling – FPA

The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) has called for all taxes set in place to tackle the environmental impact of plastic and packaging should be directed into increasing recycling and reducing litter. Executive director of the FPA, Martin Kersh said the … Continue reading

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29th January 2018
McDonald’s Sets 100% Targets For Packaging Recycling

McDonald’s Sets 100% Targets For Packaging Recycling

By 2025, McDonald’s will aim for 100 percent of its “guest packaging” to come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources with a preference for Forest Stewardship Council certification. Also by 2025, the company has set a goal to recycle guest … Continue reading

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5th January 2018
Axion Launches “Design for Recycling” Service For Plastic Packaging

Axion Launches “Design for Recycling” Service For Plastic Packaging

A new “design for recycling” service, aimed at helping the plastic packaging value chain ensure that placed on the market has been optimised for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product protection, has been launched. Circular economy … Continue reading

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5th January 2018
Environmental Audit Committee Calls On Government For “Latte Levy”

Environmental Audit Committee Calls On Government For “Latte Levy”

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called on the Government to introduce a 25p “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups and for all coffee cups to be recycled by 2023.  In its latest report – “Disposable Packaging: Coffee Cups” the … Continue reading

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27th July 2017
Get Your House In Order, Before You’re Forced To

Get Your House In Order, Before You’re Forced To

The waste industry should get its house in order, before it’s forced to, says Paul Timmins, operations director at Ecosurety. And that means reviewing waste legislation to make it more transparent and to encourage more recycling Anybody who worked in financial services … Continue reading

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3rd May 2017
Is Sustainable The New Black?

Is Sustainable The New Black?

Sarah Heald, director of corporate affairs and investor relations at the Pennon Group – owner of Viridor recycling, energy recovery and waste management – talks about the power of perfect packaging…   We are all acutely aware of the power of … Continue reading

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19th January 2017
Uncertainty Remains Biggest Barrier To Plastics Recycling

Uncertainty Remains Biggest Barrier To Plastics Recycling

A new piece of research has revealed that uncertainty about what plastics can be recycled is still the biggest barrier to their successful recycling. National plastics recycling initiative, Pledge 4 Plastics, carried out face-to-face and online search to put together … Continue reading

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