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Mechanism to prevent volatility across materials should be considered, says ACP

The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is calling on Defra that from 2020 onwards, consideration should be given to a mechanism to prevent...

Recycling of non-drink packaging needs to be transformed to meet circular economy aims, say...

According to an investigation by RECOUP into the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) in the UK, it believes that the collection and...

New study finds that 13 rivers across the UK are contaminated with microplastics

Greenpeace, in collaboration with the University of Exeter, has carried out a scientific study on 13 UK rivers, which found that every river...
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Deposit return scheme most effective measure to reduce plastic waste, finds study

A new analysis by Common Oceans has explored the impact of England’s Resources and Waste Strategy on reducing plastic waste and found that a deposit return scheme...
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Major supermarkets sign Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030

Over 100 companies including major UK supermarkets have signed up to a “game-changing” Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030. 

Veolia launch new carbon reporting tool for the UK

Environmental solutions provider Veolia has launched a new web-based platform for the UK that can evaluate the complete carbon and water use...
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Major firms join new Ellen MacArthur Foundation circular food initiative

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has announced that it is working with a group of participant cities, and major firms including Danone, Nestlé, and Veolia...

Michael Gove responds to packaging sector about consultation recommendations

The signatories wrote the letter in mid-May urging the Secretary to listen to their suggestions about how the UK can become a “world...
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New grants launched to improve plastics packaging and textiles recycling

Two new grants have been revealed today to fund capital infrastructure projects in England, which will aim to help drive the recycling...

Sainsburys to trial reverse vending

Retailer Sainsbury’s has launched a reverse vending recycling trial at its Lincoln store, which allows customers to return plastic bottles up to 3 litres...
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