The Recycling Association welcomes Tesco’s initiatives to make recycling simpler

The Recycling Association has welcomed Tesco’s plans to help make recycling simpler by creating a closed-loop system across its UK operations. These steps include:  ...

Colgate plastic packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2025

Colgate-Palmolive has announced that all plastics in its packaging across its product range will be 100% recyclable by 2025.  The company has said that it has already...

Tesco to remove hard to recycle materials from its packaging

Supermarket Tesco has told suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its packaging.  This includes PVC, polystyrene, oxy degradable materials, PLA, water soluble bio plastics and industrial...

VinylPlus recycled nearly 640,000 tonnes of PVC in 2017

Sustainable development programme VinylPlus has announced that it has recycled 639,648 tonnes of PVC during 2017.   At its Sustainability Forum in Madrid, which was held on 16th and 17th May, it explored how the vinyl sector and...

European Council adopt waste package

The European Council has adopted the waste package which outlines new rules for waste management and creates a legally binding target for recycling.  Member states...

WRAP restate UK food waste figures

Sustainability body WRAP has restated the figures of UK food waste as part of a drive for better international consistency in measurement, reporting and action.  This move follows the publication...

Tesco to remove “best before” labels

Supermarket Tesco has announced that it is removing “best before” date labels from nearly 70 fruit and vegetable lines to help reduce food waste.   This action follows...

Iceland to trial a deposit return scheme

Supermarket Iceland has become the first UK supermarket to trial a reverse vending machine in support of the Government’s intention to implement a deposit...

China allowing high-grade PET to be imported without a licence

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has reported that the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment is allowing high-grade PET as ordinary goods to be imported without a...

Princes set 50% recycled content target for plastic bottles

UK plastic bottles producer Princes has said that it is increasing its recycled content to more than 50% in the next few months.  The company, which...
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