EU

New repairability measures supported by EU Governments 

EU Governments have supported new repairability measures for fridges and freezers, despite the hesitation received by manufacturers and the European Commission.   The aim of the...

Waitrose to test refillable zones and frozen pick and mix areas to reduce unnecessary...

Waitrose & Partners is exploring refillable zones, a frozen ‘pick and mix’ and a borrow-a-box scheme as part of a unique test...
PET bottle

Danimer Scientific to work with Nestlé to produce biodegradable bottles

Food Manufacturer Nestlé has announced a global partnership with Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable bottles.   Danimer Scientific is a manufacturer of biodegradable plastic products...
Volvo XC60 T8 plug in hybrid SUV

Volvo promises 25% recycled plastic

Volvo Cars has announced that from 2025 at least 25 per cent of plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made...
Ribena bottles

The Recycling Association pleased that Lucozade Ribena Suntory is making its products recyclable

News that drinks manufacturer Lucozade Ribena Suntory is redesigning its Ribena bottles to make them more recyclable has been welcomed by The Recycling Association.
Waste

SEPA releases metals and landfill sector plans to drive innovation

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released a Metals Sector Plan and a Landfill Sector Plan for Scotland to drive innovation and regulate the industries.   These plans are two of...
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.  
Manufacturing warehouse

UK manufacturing operations improve, while Eurozone sees biggest decline in nearly six years

UK:  UK Manufacturing saw a big improvement throughout March as efforts to build safety stocks in preparation for Brexit...
plastic packs

Diageo to remove plastic ring carriers from beer multipacks

Beverage producer Diageo has announced that it is removing plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap from multipacks of its beer brands including Guinness,...

Highland Spring to introduce the UK’s first 100% recycled bottle

Scottish drinks company Highland Spring has said that it will be the first UK water brand to introduce a 100% recycled bottle in a...
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