£100m investment in flexible packaging is needed suggests Axion

Resource recovery company Axion has reported that for flexible plastic packaging to be recycled, an investment of £100m in collection, sorting and recycling is...

Morrisons commit to making all own-brand plastic packaging recyclable by 2025

Supermarket Morrisons has released a number of measures to reduce plastic pollution, including re-designing all of its own-brand plastic packaging to be either reusable, recyclable or compostable...

Starbucks find 156% increase in reusable cup use since 5p charge trial

Coffee store Starbucks has revealed a 156.6% increase in reusable cup usage in the first six weeks of a three-month trial, which examines the impact...

Vanden Recycling says major brands coming together to increase plastic recycling should be welcomed,...

One of the UK’s leading plastics recyclers has welcomed the UK Plastics Pact for getting major brands to commit to using more recycled content...
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The Recycling Association welcomes UK Plastics Pact

Plastics recycling will be boosted by the announcement of the UK Plastics Pact, according to The Recycling Association. Led by WRAP, the UK Plastics Pact...

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...

Unilever UK join On-Pack Recycling Label scheme

Manufacturer Unilever UK has announced that it has joined the On-Pack Recycling Label (ORPL) scheme to provide simple, consistent recycling guidance on its products sold...

LEGO Group aims for 100% sustainable packaging by 2025

The LEGO Group has announced its ambitions to replace all single-use disposable plastics and aim for 100% sustainable packaging by 2025.   It has already pledged to use...
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Government to end the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

The Government has announced that it is eliminating plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds from sale in the hope of reducing the amount...

Costa Coffee to pay £70 a tonne for recycling of coffee cups

Major coffee chain Costa is to pay waste management companies a guaranteed £70 per tonne to collect coffee cups for recycling. The company plans to...
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