New sortable black plastics additive launched by Gabriel-Chemie

A new ink that allows black plastics to be sorted by near-infrared (NIR) detectors has been launched by Austrian masterbatch company Gabriel-Chemie.
Aluminium cans

Aluminium, glass and cartons might be as bad as plastic bottles for the environment

Replacing plastic bottles with aluminium cans, glass bottles or cartons will also damage the environment, according to a study by Green Alliance.

M&S to offer discount to people bringing own containers

Retailer M&S will give people a 25p discount if they bring their own container to its fresh food-to-go Market Place counters.

Imperial College London study shows benefits of plastic packaging tax

A study undertaken by Imperial College London and Veolia has found that there is a significant environmental and financial benefit from introducing...
Theresa Villiers

Theresa Villiers should implement Resources & Waste Strategy faster says The Recycling Association

The Recycling Association has said that new Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers should continue to implement the Resources & Waste Strategy developed by her predecessor.

Waitrose to replace black plastic trays with multi-coloured recyclable ones

Supermarket Waitrose & Partners has announced that it will use coloured plastic trays instead of black plastics. The new...
recycling

Single management system for PRN compliance is favourite model in Resources & Waste Strategy...

A single not-for-profit management organisation has been revealed as the preferred model for respondents in the Government's and devolved Governments' responses to...
Committee on Climate Change

Suez says biodegradable waste landfill ban “cannot be achieved”

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has recommended a ban on biodegradable waste being sent to landfill by 2025, but Suez has...

Wood sector opposed to PRN price stability mechanism

Two wood trade associations have expressed their opposition to a proposed price stability mechanism for PRNs. Following volatility seen...
OPRL

OPRL to take recycling infrastructure into account on packaging recycling labels

Recycling label organisation OPRL has revealed that it will now take into account materials recycling facilities (MRF) and council collections on packaging...
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