Recycled plastic export report: December 2023

These are the latest HMRC export figures for December 2023 for PE-based plastics – commodity code 391510. Only destinations of more than...
Cardboard OCC

Recycling prices and market commentary: 16 February 2024

A combination of factors led to it being a quiet trading week for paper and plastics this week especially.

European duo press on with PET biorecycling plant

French biotech firm Carbios has teamed up with Belgian construction company De Smet Engineers & Contractors to build a pioneering PET recycling plant.
Tetra Pak Index 2018

Tetra Pak commits to recycling projects

Food and drink packaging producer Tetra Pak has set out almost €40 million (£34m) of investment designed to boost carton recycling in Europe.

Lidl kicks off its own bottle-return initiative

Lidl has launched its own bottle-return scheme.
Recycled paper pulp

Recycling prices and market commentary: 9 February 2024

There wasn't a huge amount of activity in the market this week, with many reporting trading was quiet across materials.

Weekly flexible-plastics collections twice as effective as fortnightly

Frequency of collection is a key determinant of participation in kerbside collection schemes for flexible plastics, a key report has revealed.

Ireland launches deposit return scheme

Ireland's deposit return scheme has gone live.
DS Smith plastic-free boiler packaging

Plastic-free boiler packaging launched

DS Smith has developed plastic-free packaging for a Bosch Home Comfort Group gas boiler.
Label-free Sprite bottles

Sprite bottles to be label-free in UK trial

Coca-Cola is trialling label-free drinks bottles in a bid to reduce packaging waste.
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