Waitrose store

Waitrose to sell own-label compostable coffee pods

Retailer Waitrose has announced that it will be the first supermarket to sell its own-label home compostable coffee pods.   This is part of the retailer’s...
recycling

Survey finds that the public get confused about household packaging labels

A new survey by Which? has found that the public get confused about the definition of certain household packaging symbols and has called on the...
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...
Simon Ellin

The Recycling Association call for greater funding of recycling by retailers and manufacturers in...

Packaging manufacturers and retailers need to fund the cost of recycling more, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin. The National Audit Office...
paper bale

Report finds that the Government has not dealt with underlying recycling issues

A new report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the UK’s approach to calculating recycling rates is not robust and that...
plastics

Organisations call for EU action on recycled content for plastics to close circular loop

A coalition of 34 organisations and companies have called for EU action on recycled content mandates for plastics to close the circular loop.   This follows...
PET bottle

Businesses across Glasgow urged to reduce plastic use in the office

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to eliminate plastic cups and bottles and reduce the use of plastic bin liners in the hope...
Aisle

New investigation finds that up to 29% of supermarket plastic packaging is non-recyclable

Consumer group Which? has found that up to 29% of plastic packaging used by supermarkets is either non-recyclable or difficult to recycle in its latest investigation.  From...
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...
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...
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