Plastic recycling

6th March 2018
UK Overestimates Plastic Recycling By A Third, Eunomia Report Finds

UK Overestimates Plastic Recycling By A Third, Eunomia Report Finds

An independent report by environmental consultancy Eunomia claims the UK “consistently overestimates” how much of the plastic packaging waste it produces actually gets recycled. Official Defra statistics published recently suggest that in 2015 UK households and businesses produced 2.26m tonnes of … Continue reading

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17th January 2018
Commission Unveils First Europe-Wide Plastics Strategy

Commission Unveils First Europe-Wide Plastics Strategy

The European Commission has introduced the first Europe-wide strategy for plastics, which aims to protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, “turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe”, the Commission says. … Continue reading

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19th June 2017
New Plastic Film To Make Co-op Ready-Meal Trays Easier To Recycle

New Plastic Film To Make Co-op Ready-Meal Trays Easier To Recycle

The Co-operative has partnered with specialist firm, Coveris, which has created a new product to make ready meal trays easier to recycle, it says. Supporting the Co-op’s recent announcement that it plans to have 80% of its own-brand packaging recyclable … Continue reading

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15th February 2017
Harrogate Water & Litter Charity To Encourage Plastic Recycling

Harrogate Water & Litter Charity To Encourage Plastic Recycling

Britain’s largest independent bottled water company has announced a major partnership with Keep Britain Tidy to get more people recycling plastic bottles. Harrogate Water says it is motivated by environmental concerns and believes that the public is behind more recycling. … Continue reading

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24th November 2016
Two-Thirds Of Recycleable Packaging Ends Up In Landfill, Research Finds

Two-Thirds Of Recycleable Packaging Ends Up In Landfill, Research Finds

Two-thirds of all plastic packaging used for consumer products in the UK is being sent to landfill or incineration with only one third being recycled, according to the Co-op. Only half a million of the 1.5m tonnes of recyclable plastic … Continue reading

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