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Ursula von der Leyen

Call to stimulate recycling markets following EU President’s State of the Union Address

European recycling and waste trade association have welcomed EU President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union address, but called for...
Stuart Foster

RECOUP launches rigid plastics auditing certification RecyClassUK

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has revealed that it manage the auditing for recyclability certification of rigid plastic packaging scheme RecyClassUK.
Veolia plastic

Veolia joins OPRL

Veolia has become the first waste management company to join the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) organisation under its new waste management grade.
Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola European Partners invests in start-up CuRe Technology to source rPET

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has funded CuRe Technology - a Dutch recycling start-up that aims to process difficult to recycle polymers.
Loop Tesco and Terracycle

Tesco and Terracycle launch online reuseable packaging shop in UK

An online shopping platform where the packaging is reuseable has been launched by Tesco and Terracycle in the UK.
black label paper bottle

Diageo launch 100% plastic free paper whisky bottle

A 100% plastic free paper whisky bottle has been launched by drinks manufacturer Diageo. In early 2021, Johnnie Walker...
RECOUP

RECOUP celebrating 30th birthday

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. When launched in 1990, it was only supposed...
recycled paper wine bottle

Recycled paper wine bottle launched by Frugalpac

A wine bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard has been launched by UK packaging company Frugalpac. It contains a...
Budget 2020

Budget announces £200 per tonne plastic packaging tax

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the plastic packaging tax will be £200 per tonne from April 2022 in the Budget.
Plastic straws

Legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds put before Parliament

Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be banned under legislation that has now been presented to Parliament. In...
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