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...
Nestlé

Nestlé Waters to include 25% rPET across its US range by 2021

Beverage company Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has announced that it will aim to include 25% recycled plastic across its US domestic portfolio by 2021.   The company has...
Nestle

Nestlé creates new Institute to develop sustainable packaging solutions

Food manufacturer Nestlé has announced the creation of the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, which will be committed to developing functional, safe and environmentally-friendly packaging solutions.  The company said that...
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...
Unilever

Unilever to invest €100,000 in a plastic-free laundry tablet

Manufacturer Unilever has announced that it will invest €100,000 (£89,000) in a new plastic-free laundry tablet, with the potential to replace single-use sachets of laundry powder.  The idea...
food waste

New funding could help transform food scraps into sustainable plastic packaging 

Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups due to new £60 million Government funding.  Innovators are being challenged to make the UK...
Carpets

Carpet producers to work together to make the carpet sector circular 

Carpet manufacturers, industry associations and civil society have joined together to make the carpet sector circular, and to urge the European Commission and Member...
Samsonite

Samsonite launches a range of luggage made from recycled materials

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...
Straws

Sulapac and Stora Enso launch renewable and biodegradable straws

Stora Enso and Sulapac have introduced a demo of a sustainable straw that is designed to replace plastic straws with a renewable alternative.   The demo was launched at...
Pet food packaging recycling

Mars Petcare UK and TerraCycle to recycle packaging from all pet food brands

A nationwide pet food packaging recycling scheme has been launched by Mars Petcare UK and TerraCycle. Mars Petcare owns brands including Whiskas and James Wellbeloved. Believed...
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