21st September 2018
Consumers Want 50% Recycled Plastic In Bottles, Veolia Research Finds

Consumers Want 50% Recycled Plastic In Bottles, Veolia Research Finds

New research by Veolia reveals that the vast majority of people – 93%, think plastic bottles should contain recycled content and most are also willing to pay an average of 2.5p more for it. Survey results published in Plan For … Continue reading

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20th September 2018
Ireland’s Plastic Packaging Recycling Must Increase 80% To Meet New Targets

Ireland’s Plastic Packaging Recycling Must Increase 80% To Meet New Targets

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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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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19th September 2018
Visit Veolia’s Southwark Recycling Facility For Recycle Week

Visit Veolia’s Southwark Recycling Facility For Recycle Week

A visit to ​Wonder Day at the Veolia Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) will help fill more than the minds of the curious. With a rare opportunity to see what happens to recycling behind the scenes, visitors will also receive … Continue reading

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19th September 2018
520,000 Trolleys Abandoned In Public Spaces & Waterways Every Year

520,000 Trolleys Abandoned In Public Spaces & Waterways Every Year

Figures released today (19 September) by global trolley and retail equipment manufacturer, Wanzl, show that 520,000 abandoned shopping trolleys were reported in the UK in 2017, with unofficial estimates suggesting the real number could be as high as 1m. Representing … Continue reading

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18th September 2018
Waitrose & Partners Commits To Removing 134m Plastic Bags

Waitrose & Partners Commits To Removing 134m Plastic Bags

Waitrose & Partners has announced that it has committed to removing loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags by spring 2019 and 5p single use plastic carrier bags by March next year in all shops. The move will save 134 million … Continue reading

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17th September 2018
Recycling Association Report Calls For UK Recycling To Be Simplified

Recycling Association Report Calls For UK Recycling To Be Simplified

The Recycling Association launched its 2018 Quality First Report, calling for the UK’s approach to recycling to be simplified. “When we launched the Quality First campaign in September 2016 we knew that the overall quality of UK recycled materials needed … Continue reading

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14th September 2018
Ecosurety & Recycling Technologies Strike New Partnership

Ecosurety & Recycling Technologies Strike New Partnership

UK compliance scheme Ecosurety has announced a new deal with plastic waste chemical recycling specialists Recycling Technologies, accelerating the commercial roll out of an innovative technology to improve the scope and capacity of plastic recycling in the UK. The long-term partnership seeks to offer a … Continue reading

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