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...

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...

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

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...

New £20 million fund to change UK plastics production announced

A new £20m fund has been announced by Science Minister Sam Gyimah which aims to explore new innovations that can change the UK’s plastics manufacturing and consumption behaviour.  The...
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Costa Coffee and Barclaycard launch ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup

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...

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...
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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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Research finds 89% of people think packaging should change for recyclability

Resource management company Veolia has released new research which has found that 89% of people believe packaging should change to be easier to recycle. The...

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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Waitrose trial ready meals in widely recyclable fibre-based tray

Retailer Waitrose is trialling three of its Italian ready meals in a widely recyclable fibre-based tray to replace black plastic trays.   This move builds on...
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