Iceland

Iceland stop selling bananas in plastic packaging

Retailer Iceland has said that it will stop selling bananas in plastic packaging and is calling for other supermarkets to follow, according to Sky News.  Iceland...
Mondi

Packaging company Mondi launch 100% recyclable plastic pouch

Mondi and Werner & Mertz has announced that it will introduce a 100% recyclable pouch with detachable decorative panels to replace conventional flexible packaging.  The...
Melissa Price

Australia to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable 

The Australian Minister for the Environment Melissa Price has announced that all packaging is to be 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 or earlier.  This...

John Lewis to buy back used clothes from customers to cut fashion waste

Retailer John Lewis is to buy back worn and unwanted clothing from its customers in the hope it will reduce the 300,000 tonnes of...
labels

INCPEN join OPRL’s guarantors

Packaging industry council INCPEN has joined OPRL’s guarantors, recognising that the two organisations shared membership and mutual interests in packaging recyclability and a public policy environment.   INCPEN...
Danone

Danone announces new commitments to drive a circular economy

Food company Danone has announced that it is making its packaging 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as part of its new commitments to...

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...
coffee cups

Landsec to work with coffee retailers to improve the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups

Investment company Landsec has joined forces with a consortium of national coffee retailers to change the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups and improve the...
Lucozade

Lucozade sport to trial plastic-free, edible product at running events

Drinks company Lucozade Ribena Suntory has joined forces with materials engineering firm Skipping Rocks Lab to trial the Ooho! product at running events from September.  The Oohos are made...
Tesco

Tesco to trial new process that will recycle previously unrecyclable plastics

Retailer Tesco has launched a trial with Recycling Technologies to collect and recycle previously unrecyclable plastics and turn it into oil to help manufacture new...
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