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L’Oréal launch recyclable paper packaging bottle for its new brand

Cosmetics company L’Oréal USA has launched a recyclable, compostable, paper-based packaging design for its new brand Seed Phytonutrients.  Working in partnership with design and manufacturer company Ecologic Brands, the bottle's external shell...
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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.

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...

Recyclable women’s shaving razor to launch in Boots

Women’s subscription shaving firm FFS has announced that it is bringing its recyclable shaving razors to 245 Boots stores across the UK...

Green dot and mobius symbols cause recycling confusion, finds study

A new study from RECOUP, Plastics Europe and Marks and Spencer has found that the green dot and mobius symbols add to...

Transcend Packaging to produce paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland

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Manufacturer Transcend Packaging has been selected to produce environmentally-friendly paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland.  McDonald’s has announced that it will be switching from plastic straws to...
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Coca-Cola sets out its view on what constitutes a good deposit return scheme

With consultations underway in England and Scotland on the benefits of introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) to recycle cans and bottles, Coca-Cola European...
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UK Plastics Pact members to remove eight problematic single-use plastics from the shelf by...

WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from...

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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Costa Coffee and Barclaycard launch ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup

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Coffee chain Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to develop the ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup.  The ‘Clever Cup’ includes contactless payment technology to...
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