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...
costa

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...
black plastic

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...
Coca-Cola

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...
DS Smith group chief executive Miles Roberts

DS Smith launch nine new sustainability targets

Recycling company DS Smith has published its annual sustainability review and has launched nine new long-term performance targets.  The review follows the company reaching its...
M&S

Marks & Spencer launch scheme to allow customers to bring back non-recyclable plastic packaging

Retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a new initiative that will allow customers to bring back non-recyclable plastic packaging in an effort to prevent...
John Lewis Partnership plastic waste reduction innovation programme

John Lewis launches JLAB plastic waste innovation programme

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that its next JLAB innovation programme will focus on reducing the impact of plastic waste. It is calling...

Print & packaging industry recycling up for debate

Prismm Environmental managing director Mike Jackson will be challenging printers, packaging companies and label producers to scrutinise their recycling practices at a debate taking...

Big brands put on notice by Enval about inaction over plastic aluminium laminate waste

Enval has put big brands on notice about their inaction over the world’s 5,000,000 tonne problem of plastic aluminium laminate waste  The company’s chief executive Carlos Ludlow-Palafox...
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