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PRN system to be investigated by National Audit Office

The National Audit Office (NAO) has announced that it will review the Government’s oversight of the Packaging Recovery Note scheme.  This follows the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) request, as...

Veolia providing high quality mixed glass to be turned into roof insultation

An innovative sorting technology has allowed Veolia to begin providing Knauf Insultation with 80,000 tonnes per year of mixed glass to turn into roof...

Eunomia study finds UK overestimates plastic packaging recycling rates

A new report from Eunomia has revealed that the UK overestimates how much plastic packaging waste gets recycled.  Statistics from 2015 on UK households and businesses...

Deliveroo announce plans to reduce its plastic packaging

Deliveroo has announced that it will be taking action to reduce the quantity of plastic packaging used when delivering its take away meals, including steps to...

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...

BBC to ban single-use plastics by 2020

The BBC has announced that it will be banning single-use plastics by 2020 following the Blue Planet II episode that showed the extent that...

Print & packaging industry recycling up for debate

Prismm Environmental managing director Mike Jackson will be challenging printers, packaging companies and label producers to scrutinise their recycling practices at a debate taking...
Government

MPs pledge to cut single-use plastic in their daily lives

MPs have announced that they are pledging to cut their own use of single-use plastics in hope of leading by example in fighting marine...
Asda

Asda chief executive announces actions to tackle its plastic use in its stores

Asda president and chief executive Roger Burnley has announced that the retailer is taking action to reduce its plastic packaging use and to recycle more.   Commitments from Asda...

MP calls for big businesses to pay for plastic waste clean-up

Environmental Audit Committee and Swansea West Labour MP Geraint Davies has stated that big corporations should pay for the plastic waste problem in the UK, and...
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