Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa in merger discussions with US firm WestRock

Ireland's mill group and packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa has entered merger discussions with US packaging business WestRock. If the...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 8 September 2023

September is a month when people expect markets to take off after the quieter summer period. Although historically, it...

Retailers sound inflation warning over DRS plans

Shops have warned ministers to rethink their planned deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers or risk stoking further inflation
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 25 August 2023

There was a flurry of activity for some paper grades, and metals were up too. But plastics continued to struggle this week.

Tesco introduces clear caps on 425 million bottles of milk

Tesco's own brand milk will soon have clear caps to make recycling of its HDPE bottles easier. These will...

Recycling prices and market commentary: 18 August 2023

Recyclate markets remain quiet and challenging at the same time as global economic news weighs heavy. Markets had been...
PET bottles

Treasury raises £276 million from Plastic Packaging Tax in 2022/2023

A total of £276 million was collected by HMRC in 2022/2023 that went into Treasury coffers from the Plastic Packaging Tax.

James Armitage on the PRN market

Valpak’s head of procurement James Armitage gives his opinion on the PRN market Over the last few weeks, the...

Sainsbury’s rolls out cardboard hangers for baby clothes

Supermarket Sainsbury's has started using cardboard hangers for its own brand baby clothes. These new cardboard hangers will replace...
Bales of OCC cardboard for recycling

Recycling prices and market commentary: 11 August 2023

As we get deeper into the summer holidays, and with very little European demand across materials, markets are very quiet at the...
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