20th September 2018
UK Compliance Sector Launches New Packaging Scheme Forum

UK Compliance Sector Launches New Packaging Scheme Forum

A consortium of leading environmental and packaging producer compliance schemes will today (20 September) announce the launch of a new Packaging Scheme Forum (PSF) as the industry prepares for long-awaited reforms to its existing producer obligations. Established by 45 registered UK packaging compliance schemes, the … Continue reading

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8th August 2018
OPRL’s Recyclable Packaging Design Tool Goes Into Final Testing

OPRL’s Recyclable Packaging Design Tool Goes Into Final Testing

OPRL’s PREP UK packaging design tool goes live this week with UK recycling infrastructure data for testing, ensuring recyclability assessments fully reflect current UK collections and processing infrastructure. As part of its support to member signatories of the UK Plastics … Continue reading

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6th August 2018
LGA Calls On Manufacturers To Prevent Materials “Hampering Recycling Efforts”

LGA Calls On Manufacturers To Prevent Materials “Hampering Recycling Efforts”

Local Government Association (LGA) analysis suggests that only a third of plastic used by households is recyclable, as it calls on manufacturers to prevent materials entering the environment which “hamper recycling efforts”. The LGA report claims 525,000 tonnes of plastic … Continue reading

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2nd August 2018
Kraft Heinz Commits To 100% Sustainable Packaging Target

Kraft Heinz Commits To 100% Sustainable Packaging Target

The Kraft Heinz Company announced aims to make 100 percent of its packaging globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as it supports the move to a circular economy. “Our collective industry has a massive challenge ahead of us with … Continue reading

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19th July 2018
Lidl Bottom Of Recyclable Packaging Survey, Finds Which?

Lidl Bottom Of Recyclable Packaging Survey, Finds Which?

Which? is calling on the Government to make clear and simple recycling labelling compulsory after it found up to 29% of plastic packaging used by supermarkets is either non-recyclable or difficult to recycle. In a snapshot investigation, the consumer champion … Continue reading

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12th July 2018
Organisations Partner To Inspire Ocean-Friendly Packaging Choices

Organisations Partner To Inspire Ocean-Friendly Packaging Choices

Friends of Glass, the campaign that promotes glass packaging for food and drink, has announced a new partnership with the National Marine Aquarium (NMA), which will seek to highlight how everyday choices we make are an important way of protecting … Continue reading

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21st June 2018
Comply With New German Packaging Laws Or Face Fines

Comply With New German Packaging Laws Or Face Fines

Businesses that place goods on the German market face a fine of up to €50,000 and a prohibition in sales if they fail to comply with the country’s updated packaging laws.  Companies that produce volumes of packaging higher than 80,000 kilos … Continue reading

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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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