Plastic packaging recycling in Ireland must increase by up to 80% by 2030 to meet new EU local authority recycling targets, according to the recycling body Repak. Under the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package, together with the EU’s new proposed … Continue reading →
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The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and a group of leading bottled water and soft drink manufacturers have set out a roadmap to eliminate plastic packaging waste from the bottled water and soft drinks value chain by … Continue reading →
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WRAP has published a factsheet on plastic packaging, which is aimed to support “informed choices” around plastic packaging. The document is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the complexities around different types of plastic packaging, according to WRAP. It’s been … Continue reading →
Vegetarian food brand, Quorn, has announced a move to eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain by the end of June 2018. This step is part of the wider focus of the Quorn brand … Continue reading →
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Environment Secretary Michael Gove has been sent a number of recommendations on reforming the packaging value chain, which are now reportedly set to “inform future policy decision making”. Following a round table discussion convened by the Secretary of State, Michael … Continue reading →
A rise in plastic food packaging is “failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem”, and in some cases may even be fuelling it, according to new research by Friends of the Earth (FoE). The study shows how annual per-capita use … Continue reading →
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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) and The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit have launched a $2m Innovation Prize, inviting entrants to come up with new ways to avoid plastic waste and to make plastic packaging recyclable. The news comes … Continue reading →
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