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WRAP launches new Recycle Now campaign to fight plastic waste

A focus on recycling plastic is being launched by WRAP’s Recycle Now campaign. Its Plastic Planet programme will include hard-hitting digital images and message aimed...
Bruce Bratley First Mile

First Mile attacks Government adding new “unlawful” last minute fourth option to EPR business...

Waste and recycling company First Mile has warned that a new fourth option for business waste collections under Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)...
Whittard of Chelsea

Whittard of Chelsea move to 100% cardboard for online delivery

Tea, coffee and cocoa retailer Whittard of Chelsea has redesigned its online packaging to 100% cardboard and enabling it to remove plastic...

FREE Webinar – Losing the PRN: How will it affect your recycling business?

A FREE webinar will take place on 28 April 2021 at 2pm that will look at proposals in the Extended Producer Responsibility...

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...

Waitrose to replace black plastic trays with multi-coloured recyclable ones

Supermarket Waitrose & Partners has announced that it will use coloured plastic trays instead of black plastics. The new...
Nestle headquarters Switzerland

Nestlé to invest £1.5 billion in food-grade recycled plastics and other packaging

Multinational food manufacturer Nestlé has announced plans to invest CHF 2 billion (£1.58 billion) to shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled...

Government proposals for business collections will wipe out recycling companies, says The Recycling Association

The proposals in the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) consultation on business waste are anti-competitive and will force successful recycling businesses into administration,...
Theresa Villiers Environment Secretary

Environment Bill brings more producer responsibility and plastic export ban

The Government will introduce its Environment Bill before Parliament today that will make manufacturers responsible for the products they bring to market.

Digital deposit return scheme could save £3.3 billion if implemented

A digital deposit return scheme (DRS) could reduce the costs of implementation by £3.3 billion, according to a report commissioned by the...
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