plastics

Organisations call for EU action on recycled content for plastics to close circular loop

A coalition of 34 organisations and companies have called for EU action on recycled content mandates for plastics to close the circular loop.   This follows...
PET bottle

Businesses across Glasgow urged to reduce plastic use in the office

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to eliminate plastic cups and bottles and reduce the use of plastic bin liners in the hope...
Aisle

New investigation finds that up to 29% of supermarket plastic packaging is non-recyclable

Consumer group Which? has found that up to 29% of plastic packaging used by supermarkets is either non-recyclable or difficult to recycle in its latest investigation.  From...
Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola sets out its view on what constitutes a good deposit return scheme

With consultations underway in England and Scotland on the benefits of introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) to recycle cans and bottles, Coca-Cola European...
John Lewis Partnership plastic waste reduction innovation programme

John Lewis launches JLAB plastic waste innovation programme

The John Lewis Partnership has today announced that its next JLAB innovation programme will focus on reducing the impact of plastic waste. It is calling...
Recycling Tetra Pak

New food packaging recycling plant pushes boundaries

The world’s first POAL recycling plant producing Ecoallene will come online in Italy in September. The plant will take recovered polyethylene and aluminium polycomposite (POAL)...

Morrisons to use brown paper bags for fruit and vegetables to cut plastic use

Supermarket Morrisons is bringing back brown paper bags for loose fresh fruit and vegetables in the hope it will prevent 150m small plastic bags...

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...

Transcend Packaging to produce paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland

Manufacturer Transcend Packaging has been selected to produce environmentally-friendly paper straws for McDonald’s UK and Ireland.  McDonald’s has announced that it will be switching from plastic straws to...

John Lewis to buy back used clothes from customers to cut fashion waste

Retailer John Lewis is to buy back worn and unwanted clothing from its customers in the hope it will reduce the 300,000 tonnes of...
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