Asda

Asda has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging

Retailer Asda has announced that it has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. 
Clothes

Inquiry launched into the environmental impact of clothing

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the social and environmental impacts of disposable cheap clothing and the wider clothing sector.   This inquiry will...
Simon

New Recycling Association report calls for UK recycling to be simplified

The Recycling Association launched its 2018 Quality First Report at RWM. In the report, Association CEO Simon Ellin called for the UK’s approach to...
plastics

UK’s first plastics to hydrogen plant being developed in Cheshire

Peel Environmental has announced a partnership with Waste2Tricity to provide a ‘UK first’ plastics to hydrogen plant at its 54-acre Protos site in Cheshire.  
TRA

The Recycling Association welcomes Resources and Waste Strategy

The Resources & Waste Strategy is set to “transform” the recycling sector, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin. Defra has today published...

RECOUP set agendas for 2018 to tackle recycling

RECOUP and its members have set its agenda to tackle the challenges in the recycling and waste sector during RECOUP's first member meeting of 2018.  According to RECOUP, its priorities include:   Disposal...
food

New food waste Roadmap adopted by UK food industry 

The UK’s biggest retailers, food producers, manufacturers and hospitality and food service companies have commitment to a new “Food Waste Reduction Roadmap”.  Developed by retail research...
Mike

Prismm warn packaging manufacturers that they will be liable for full costs of recycling

The Government's new Resources and Waste Strategy will mean that packaging companies, manufacturers and retailers will see their compliance costs rise. Defra has published the...

Viridor to work with retailers to change black plastic food grade packaging

Recycling company Viridor is working with retailers Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging.  The result is a circular economic solution to this...

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...
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