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...

Viridor to recycle 5,000 tonnes of plastic to prevent the material leaving the UK

Viridor has agreed a two-year contract with a UK plastics firm to reprocess around 5,000 tonnes of recycling sacks, shopping bags and...

Litter from takeaway packaging is the consumer’s responsibility finds survey

A YouGov survey commissioned by waste management firm FCC found that 68% of participants said the individual consumer has the main responsibility for...

Including glass in Scottish DRS will prompt brands to switch to plastic packaging, says...

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement to include glass packaging in a deposit return scheme (DRS), the UK glass manufacturing sector has said...

Plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following “overwhelming...
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ESA members ready to invest £10 billion in UK recycling infrastructure

Members of the Environmental Services Association have written a letter to the Secretary of State for Environment Michael Gove, stating that they...

Morrisons to introduce loose fruit and vegetable aisles to tackle plastic packaging

Retailer Morrisons has revealed that it is rolling out plastic-free aisles for its fruit and vegetables in many of its stores, where consumers will be able...

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...
Gove

Packaging sector writes to Gove calling for world leading use of resources

Major players in the packaging supply chain have signed a letter that has been sent to Environment Minister Michael Gove urging him...
Thérèse Coffe

UK Government publish first year progress report on 25-year Environment Plan

The UK Government has published the first progress report of its 25-Year Environmental Plan, stating that, in the first year alone, 90%...
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