coffee cups

Landsec to work with coffee retailers to improve the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups

Investment company Landsec has joined forces with a consortium of national coffee retailers to change the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups and improve the...
Mike

Essentra, Herbert Walkers and Crystal Press join Packaging 2 Recycling scheme

Three key packaging manufacturing and printing companies have signed up to the BPIF-supported Packaging 2 Recycling scheme. Sites belonging to Essentra, Herbert Walkers and Crystal...
Nestlé

Nestlé Waters to include 25% rPET across its US range by 2021

Beverage company Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has announced that it will aim to include 25% recycled plastic across its US domestic portfolio by 2021.   The company has...
Nestle

Nestlé creates new Institute to develop sustainable packaging solutions

Food manufacturer Nestlé has announced the creation of the Nestlé Institute of Packaging Sciences, which will be committed to developing functional, safe and environmentally-friendly packaging solutions.  The company said that...
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...
RECOUP

New RECOUP research explores consumer behaviour towards a deposit return scheme

Plastics recycling charity, RECOUP, has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the UK.  The charity found convenience as...
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...
Pet food packaging recycling

Mars Petcare UK and TerraCycle to recycle packaging from all pet food brands

A nationwide pet food packaging recycling scheme has been launched by Mars Petcare UK and TerraCycle. Mars Petcare owns brands including Whiskas and James Wellbeloved. Believed...
costa

Costa Coffee and Barclaycard launch ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup

Coffee chain Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to develop the ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup.  The ‘Clever Cup’ includes contactless payment technology to...
Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa develops paper-based alternative to plastic board pallet tops

Paper producer Smurfit Kappa has invented a sustainable recyclable alternative for heavy wooden, chipboard, and plastic boards that are used to protect palletised products during transport...
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