Iceland

Iceland to trial plastic-free packaging for its fruit and vegetable lines

Retailer Iceland has announced that it is removing plastic packaging from its fruit and vegetable range in a trial to see whether...
Simon

New Recycling Association report calls for UK recycling to be simplified

The Recycling Association launched its 2018 Quality First Report at RWM. In the report, Association CEO Simon Ellin called for the UK’s approach to...

New study finds reduction of plastic bags in oceans down to 5p bag charge

A new study has found that there was a reduction in plastic bags found in the seas around Britain, due to the introduction of a...
plastic

New report finds 93% of people think plastic bottles should contain recycled content

Research by resource management company Veolia has found that 93% of people think plastic bottles should contain recycled content and most will pay an...
plastic packaging

Plastic packaging to be the top concern for UK shoppers in ten years study...

New research has found that the number one issue for British shoppers in the next decade will be to reduce plastic packaging and use...
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European Council adopt waste package

The European Council has adopted the waste package which outlines new rules for waste management and creates a legally binding target for recycling.  Member states...
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...
Recoflex-PE

Parkside launch fully recyclable flexible packaging laminate 

Packaging solutions provider Parkside has launched a new fully recyclable single polymer laminate to support the circular economy.  The new laminate, recoflex-PE, is made from 100% polyethylene (PE)...
bags

Co-op switch to compostable carrier bags

Retailer Co-op has announced that it is phasing out single-use plastic and switching its carrier bags for a compostable alternative.   This move is part of...
Marks and Spencer

Marks & Spencer to trial plastic-free fruit and vegetables range

Retailer Marks & Spencer has announced that it is launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables that are completely free...
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