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Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola European Partners invests in start-up CuRe Technology to source rPET

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has funded CuRe Technology - a Dutch recycling start-up that aims to process difficult to recycle polymers.
black label paper bottle

Diageo launch 100% plastic free paper whisky bottle

A 100% plastic free paper whisky bottle has been launched by drinks manufacturer Diageo. In early 2021, Johnnie Walker...
Budget 2020

Budget announces £200 per tonne plastic packaging tax

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the plastic packaging tax will be £200 per tonne from April 2022 in the Budget.
Plastic straws

Legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds put before Parliament

Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be banned under legislation that has now been presented to Parliament. In...
Theresa Villiers Environment Secretary

Environment Bill brings more producer responsibility and plastic export ban

The Government will introduce its Environment Bill before Parliament today that will make manufacturers responsible for the products they bring to market.
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Nestlé to invest £1.5 billion in food-grade recycled plastics and other packaging

Multinational food manufacturer Nestlé has announced plans to invest CHF 2 billion (£1.58 billion) to shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled...
Queen's Speech

Queen’s Speech promises extension of producer responsibility

The Government plans to extend producer responsibility and introduce charges on more specified single use items, the Queen's Speech has revealed.
PepsiCo

PepsiCo to reduce virgin plastic content by 35% by 2025

Global drinks brand PepsiCo has said it will increase the use of recycled material as part of a new target to reduce...

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...
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...
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