Aisle

New investigation finds that up to 29% of supermarket plastic packaging is non-recyclable

Consumer group Which? has found that up to 29% of plastic packaging used by supermarkets is either non-recyclable or difficult to recycle in its latest investigation.  From...
paper bags

Iceland to trial paper bags across Merseyside stores

Retailer Iceland has launched a paper bag trial across Merseyside to see if its customers are willing to ditch plastic bags at checkout.  White paper bags, which Iceland said...

Borealis and Henkel create 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottle and nozzle

Innovations solutions company Borealis and German consumer Henkel have produced a plastic bottle and nozzle from 100% post-consumer recycled material. It will be used for the home crafting glue market.  This...
plastic bag

New report finds that EU countries are behind in reducing single-use bags

According to a report by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) and Surfrider Foundation Europe (SFE), EU countries have fallen behind in phasing out single-use plastic...

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...
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...

Quality dominated discussions at the Secondary Commodity Markets Conference

China and quality were the main themes for speakers at this year’s Secondary Commodity Markets Conference held on the 19th June in Stockport.   Experts in the paper and plastics sectors gathered...
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...

John Lewis to buy back used clothes from customers to cut fashion waste

Retailer John Lewis is to buy back worn and unwanted clothing from its customers in the hope it will reduce the 300,000 tonnes of...
can

European aluminium beverage can recycling at 74%

According to European Aluminium (EA), the overall recycling rate for aluminium cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased to a new record of 73.6%...
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