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Diageo launch 100% plastic free paper whisky bottle

A 100% plastic free paper whisky bottle has been launched by drinks manufacturer Diageo. In early 2021, Johnnie Walker...

RECOUP celebrating 30th birthday

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. When launched in 1990, it was only supposed...
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Recycled paper wine bottle launched by Frugalpac

A wine bottle made from 94% recycled paperboard has been launched by UK packaging company Frugalpac. It contains a...
Budget 2020

Budget announces £200 per tonne plastic packaging tax

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the plastic packaging tax will be £200 per tonne from April 2022 in the Budget.

Legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds put before Parliament

Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be banned under legislation that has now been presented to Parliament. In...
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.
OPRL packaging recycling label

OPRL says PVC and PS no longer recyclable packaging

Packaging recycling label organisation OPRL has developed new rules that mean there mostly becomes a binary Recycle or Don't Recycle label.
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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...

EuRIC calls for fiscal instruments to stimulate demand for recycled content

The umbrella organisation EuRIC that represents a number of European recycling trade associations has said that market- and fiscal-based instruments should be...
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...
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