Recycled content requirements have damaged European plastics markets, Plastics Recyclers Europe warn

The Single Use Plastics Directive requirement for 25% recycled content in beverage bottles has hit the European plastics market, according to Plastics...
Cardboard OCC

Recycling prices and market commentary: 10 November 2023

Although it was a relatively quiet week for underlying prices, the PRN/PERN bumped up for plastics and to an extent paper grades.
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 3 November 2023

After the big prices drops experienced by some grades last week, this week saw more stability and even some small rebound.

Podback coffee pod recycling reaches one million households 

More than one million UK households are benefitting from the Podback coffee pod recycling scheme from their household collection service. 
Mixed plastics

Recycling prices and market commentary: 27 October 2023

The plastic and paper markets received a shock this week as falling prices hit businesses hard. For the former,...

Essity turning food and beverage cartons into tissue products in France

Hygiene and health company Essity has inaugurated the first line in the world where used food and drink cartons are turned into...

Defra outlines Simpler Recycling and how every household and business will have same materials...

Defra has outlined some of the detail of its Simpler Recycling programme as well as a crackdown on illegal waste operators.

Recycling prices and market commentary: 20 October 2023

A fall in the price of the PRN/PERN helped to push down physical plastic packaging grades this week, but there was a...

Philips’ packaging to be 100% recycled paper across its home appliances portfolio

Versuni, which owns the Philips home appliances brand, has announced that it will introduce packaging made with 100% recycled paper across the...

Bayer investigating fibre-based blister packs

Drug company Bayer has joined a scheme that aims to promote blister packs for medicines using fibre instead of plastics.
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