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Queen's Speech

Queen’s Speech promises extension of producer responsibility

The Government plans to extend producer responsibility and introduce charges on more specified single use items, the Queen's Speech has revealed.
PepsiCo

PepsiCo to reduce virgin plastic content by 35% by 2025

Global drinks brand PepsiCo has said it will increase the use of recycled material as part of a new target to reduce...
Selecta Veolia coffee cup recycling launch

Selecta UK and Veolia launch workplace coffee cup recycling scheme

Customers of vending company Selecta UK will soon be able to offer a workplace and 'on the go' paper coffee cup recycling...

New sortable black plastics additive launched by Gabriel-Chemie

A new ink that allows black plastics to be sorted by near-infrared (NIR) detectors has been launched by Austrian masterbatch company Gabriel-Chemie.
Aluminium cans

Aluminium, glass and cartons might be as bad as plastic bottles for the environment

Replacing plastic bottles with aluminium cans, glass bottles or cartons will also damage the environment, according to a study by Green Alliance.

M&S to offer discount to people bringing own containers

Retailer M&S will give people a 25p discount if they bring their own container to its fresh food-to-go Market Place counters.

Imperial College London study shows benefits of plastic packaging tax

A study undertaken by Imperial College London and Veolia has found that there is a significant environmental and financial benefit from introducing...

Waitrose to replace black plastic trays with multi-coloured recyclable ones

Supermarket Waitrose & Partners has announced that it will use coloured plastic trays instead of black plastics. The new...
recycling

Single management system for PRN compliance is favourite model in Resources & Waste Strategy...

A single not-for-profit management organisation has been revealed as the preferred model for respondents in the Government's and devolved Governments' responses to...

Wood sector opposed to PRN price stability mechanism

Two wood trade associations have expressed their opposition to a proposed price stability mechanism for PRNs. Following volatility seen...
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