plastic packs

Diageo to remove plastic ring carriers from beer multipacks

Beverage producer Diageo has announced that it is removing plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap from multipacks of its beer brands including Guinness,...
Recycled paper pulp

New recycling guidelines published by CPI and WRAP

New recycling guidelines that will aim to help retailers and brands specify and design packaging that can be reprocessed in paper mills have...

Ryanair to be plastic free by 2023

Ryanair has announced that it has set a target to be plastic free in the next five years as part of its “Always Getting Better” plan.  The plan...
Hovis

Hovis make its recycling labels clearer 

Bread company Hovis has made the recycling labels on its products clearer to encourage more consumers to recycle its bread bags.  It believes that this initiative...
Thames

New data finds that over 60% of the litter in the River Thames would...

According to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and waterways charity Thames21, over 60% of the litter in the Thames basis would disappear if we...
Asda

Asda has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging

Retailer Asda has announced that it has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. 

Tesco to remove hard to recycle materials from its packaging

Supermarket Tesco has told suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its packaging.  This includes PVC, polystyrene, oxy degradable materials, PLA, water soluble bio plastics and industrial...
aluminium can recycling

New report by Green Alliance shows that nearly half of aluminium packaging is not...

According to a new report by Green Alliance, nearly half of aluminium packaging is not being recycled, however it believes that reforms...

Quality dominated discussions at the Secondary Commodity Markets Conference

China and quality were the main themes for speakers at this year’s Secondary Commodity Markets Conference held on the 19th June in Stockport.   Experts in the paper and plastics sectors gathered...
Smurfit

Smurfit Kappa join forces with Plastic Soup Foundation to encourage sustainable packaging

Packaging company Smurfit Kappa has revealed that it is working with the Plastic Soup Foundation (PSF) to address the growing need for sustainable packaging. 
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