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INCPEN concerned about LGA report

The chief executive of trade association INCPEN has criticised the Local Government Association’s (LGA) claim that the packaging industry does not collaborate on issues such...
ACE

Beverage carton recycled increased to 48% in the EU last year

According to ACE UK, industry-wide figures show that beverage carton recycling is increasing in the EU and reached 48% in 2017, with the total...
Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International to make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025

Food and drinks company Mondelēz International has announced that it is making all of its packaging recyclable and will provide recycling information by 2025.   The company will work in...
Crisp

Walkers to launch national recycling scheme 

Crisp manufacturers Walkers has announced a free national recycling scheme after consumers urged it to change its plastic packaging, according to The Guardian.  A social media...
Plastic

Industry respond to consultations on the waste system

The UK waste industry has responded to the UK Government consultations to overhaul the waste system, reduce plastic pollution and move the UK towards...
plastic packaging

Recyclable packaging design tool by ORPL goes into final testing

OPRL’s PREP UK packaging design tool is being launched this week with UK recycling infrastructure data for testing, ensuring assessments reflect current UK recycling collections...
Hovis

Hovis launch bread bag recycling scheme with TerraCycle

Flour and bread company Hovis has launched a bread bag recycling initiative in partnership with recycling firm TerraCycle.  All Hovis bread bags...
CEPI

CEPI launch sustainability platform

European Association CEPI has revealed a “live” sustainability platform which shows the industry’s sustainability achievements. The new platform offers the possibility for companies across CEPI’s...
food waste

New funding could help transform food scraps into sustainable plastic packaging 

Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups due to new £60 million Government funding.  Innovators are being challenged to make the UK...
Waste

SEPA releases metals and landfill sector plans to drive innovation

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released a Metals Sector Plan and a Landfill Sector Plan for Scotland to drive innovation and regulate the industries.   These plans are two of...
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