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New sortable black plastics additive launched by Gabriel-Chemie

A new ink that allows black plastics to be sorted by near-infrared (NIR) detectors has been launched by Austrian masterbatch company Gabriel-Chemie.

UK businesses sign world’s first pact to fight the plastic problem

Businesses from across the plastic value chain have signed WRAP’s UK Plastic Pact to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic packaging and to change the plastic recycling system in the UK.  The...
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Government’s 25-year Green Plan is a good start but needs substance

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The Recycling Association has welcomed the launch of the Government’s 25-year Environment Plan* but would like to be assured that this will be backed up...

Deliveroo announce plans to reduce its plastic packaging

Deliveroo has announced that it will be taking action to reduce the quantity of plastic packaging used when delivering its take away meals, including steps to...

Michael Gove responds to packaging sector about consultation recommendations

The signatories wrote the letter in mid-May urging the Secretary to listen to their suggestions about how the UK can become a “world...
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Scottish DRS will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint

According to Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS), a Scottish deposit return scheme will cut 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint annually, helping to...
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Aluminium drinks can recycling rate is at its “highest ever level”

According to Alupro, the UK aluminium drink can recycling rate has risen to 75%, its highest rate ever, up from 54% in 2010, with 95%...

Wood sector opposed to PRN price stability mechanism

Two wood trade associations have expressed their opposition to a proposed price stability mechanism for PRNs. Following volatility seen...

Eunomia study finds UK overestimates plastic packaging recycling rates

A new report from Eunomia has revealed that the UK overestimates how much plastic packaging waste gets recycled.  Statistics from 2015 on UK households and businesses...
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Mechanism to prevent volatility across materials should be considered, says ACP

The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is calling on Defra that from 2020 onwards, consideration should be given to a mechanism to prevent...
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