UK Plastics Pact members to remove eight problematic single-use plastics from the shelf by...

WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from...
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Biffa convicted of breaking overseas export laws

Waste management firm Biffa has been convicted of illegally sending waste collected from households to China and claiming it was waste paper, according to...

RECOUP lead forum to address the recyclability of black plastic packaging

RECOUP has been leading a cross-sector forum to address improving the recyclability of black plastic packaging and has concluded that while research and development...

Almost half of packaging used by UK supermarkets are difficult to recycle, finds Which?

According to a new investigation by Which? almost half of the packaging used by major UK supermarket chains cannot be easily recycled.  The...

Roberts Bakery to move its core ranges into sustainably sourced paper packaging

Roberts Bakery has revealed that it has reduced plastic in its bread bags by 53% and is switching its core ranges into...
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Mechanism to prevent volatility across materials should be considered, says ACP

The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is calling on Defra that from 2020 onwards, consideration should be given to a mechanism to prevent...

Aldi to extend trial of plastic-free vegetables

Retailer Aldi has announced that it is extending its trial to remove plastic from some fresh vegetables as part of its aim to...

Recycling of non-drink packaging needs to be transformed to meet circular economy aims, say...

According to an investigation by RECOUP into the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) in the UK, it believes that the collection and...

New study finds that 13 rivers across the UK are contaminated with microplastics

Greenpeace, in collaboration with the University of Exeter, has carried out a scientific study on 13 UK rivers, which found that every river...

Mondi develop fully recyclable film for fresh products

Packaging solutions firm Mondi has developed a fully recyclable polypropylene film for thermoforming applications with a 23% reduction in carbon footprint compared...
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