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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.

Waitrose launch “world’s first” home compostable ready meal packaging

Retailer Waitrose & Partners has announced that it is launching the “world’s first” home compostable ready meal packaging, as it removes nearly nine...
Samsonite

Samsonite launches a range of luggage made from recycled materials

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Travel luggage company Samsonite Europe has launched an assortment of luggage and bags made from recycled materials.  The collection was developed by the innovation team at Samsonite Europe, and is...

Recyclable women’s shaving razor to launch in Boots

Women’s subscription shaving firm FFS has announced that it is bringing its recyclable shaving razors to 245 Boots stores across the UK...
Adidas

adidas to launch 100% recyclable running shoes

Clothing brand adidas is launching a 100% recyclable running shoe called FUTURECRAFT.LOOP that can be returned, broken down and reused to create new...
costa

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

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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...

Unilever develops solution to allow black plastic packaging to be recycled

Manufacturer Unilever has revealed that it is using new black pigment for its High Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles for its brands TRESemmé and Lynx, so...

Big brands put on notice by Enval about inaction over plastic aluminium laminate waste

Enval has put big brands on notice about their inaction over the world’s 5,000,000 tonne problem of plastic aluminium laminate waste  The company’s chief executive Carlos Ludlow-Palafox...

London Assembly Environment Committee find that London burns over half of its waste

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According to the London Assembly Environment Committee, London incinerates over half of its waste, with 2 million tonnes being sent to incinerators or Energy from Waste (EfW) facilities...

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...
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