Unilever UK join On-Pack Recycling Label scheme

Manufacturer Unilever UK has announced that it has joined the On-Pack Recycling Label (ORPL) scheme to provide simple, consistent recycling guidance on its products sold...

LEGO Group aims for 100% sustainable packaging by 2025

The LEGO Group has announced its ambitions to replace all single-use disposable plastics and aim for 100% sustainable packaging by 2025.   It has already pledged to use...
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Government to end the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

The Government has announced that it is eliminating plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds from sale in the hope of reducing the amount...

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...

Nestlé to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

Food manufacturer Nestlé has announced its commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025, with the aim that none of its packaging ends up...

Waitrose to remove disposable coffee cups from stores by autumn

Supermarket Waitrose has revealed that it is removing all its takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by autumn 2018, in the hope of saving...

New study finds that plastic packaging is failing to reduce EU food waste

Research from Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) has found a rise in plastic food packaging is failing to decrease Europe’s expanding food waste problem, and...

National trust to stop selling single-use plastics in its cafés by 2022

The National Trust has revealed that it will stop selling single-use plastics by 2022, following the action of eliminating plastic from its disposable cups and cutlery,...

New study finds reduction of plastic bags in oceans down to 5p bag charge

A new study has found that there was a reduction in plastic bags found in the seas around Britain, due to the introduction of a...

New Unilever partnership to convert PET waste into material for food packaging

Unilever has announced a partnership with start-up company Ioniqa and PET resin producer Indorama Ventures to develop new technology which converts PET waste into virgin grade materials for...
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