Michael Gove responds to packaging sector about consultation recommendations

The signatories wrote the letter in mid-May urging the Secretary to listen to their suggestions about how the UK can become a “world...
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New grants launched to improve plastics packaging and textiles recycling

Two new grants have been revealed today to fund capital infrastructure projects in England, which will aim to help drive the recycling...

Sainsburys to trial reverse vending

Retailer Sainsbury’s has launched a reverse vending recycling trial at its Lincoln store, which allows customers to return plastic bottles up to 3 litres...
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Firm to develop a deposit return scheme for North West England

Recycling firm Advanced Sustainable Developments (ASD) has said that it is aiming to create a circular economy in the North West of...

Gatwick Airport introduces ‘world’s first’ reusable cup trial

Hubbub and Starbucks have joined forced to help Gatwick Airport launch the ‘world’s first ever’ cup reuse trial to help tackle single-use plastic...

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...
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Fashion retailers to trial new circular economy business models

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and QSA partners have announced that they are working with numerous fashion retailers to develop...

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...

UK’s first waste plastic road built on new housing development

Springfield properties has become the “UK’s first” housebuilder to use waste plastic to build a road on a housing development.  

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...
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