Ikea

IKEA aims to design products using only renewable and recyclable materials

Retailer IKEA has announced new sustainable living commitments by 2030 in the hope it will make it easier for consumers to reduce their climate impact.   These commitments...

L’Oréal launch recyclable paper packaging bottle for its new brand

Cosmetics company L’Oréal USA has launched a recyclable, compostable, paper-based packaging design for its new brand Seed Phytonutrients.  Working in partnership with design and manufacturer company Ecologic Brands, the bottle's external shell...
Waste sector mergers and acquisitions by sub sector

Highest level of waste sector deals since 2010

UK waste sector mergers and acquisitions activity was higher in 2017 than in any of the previous six years. Financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP's...
Paul Kinley Indigo Environmental

New plastics recycling company Indigo Environmental Group targeting UK manufacturing

Indigo Environmental Group has been launched to recycle UK industrial plastics. Set up by former Avanti Environmental founder Paul Kinley, the business has begun buying...
Waitrose rPET shopping bag

Waitrose introduces designer rPET shopping bags

Waitrose has joined forces with reusable bag manufacturer Jutexpo and designer Emma Bridgewater to create a designer rPET shopping bag made entirely from recycled...

Transcend Packaging to produce paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland

Manufacturer Transcend Packaging has been selected to produce environmentally-friendly paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland.  McDonald’s has announced that it will be switching from plastic straws to...

New £20 million fund to change UK plastics production announced

A new £20m fund has been announced by Science Minister Sam Gyimah which aims to explore new innovations that can change the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption behaviour.  The...
costa

Costa Coffee and Barclaycard launch ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup

Coffee chain Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to develop the ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup.  The ‘Clever Cup’ includes contactless payment technology to...
Wales

Wales is ahead of other UK nations in developing a circular economy

A new study exploring how UK nations are progressing in adopting circular economic policies has found that Wales scores above the rest of the...
black plastic

Research finds 89% of people think packaging should change for recyclability

Resource management company Veolia has released new research which has found that 89% of people believe packaging should change to be easier to recycle. The...
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