Ryanair to be plastic free by 2023

Ryanair has announced that it has set a target to be plastic free in the next five years as part of its “Always Getting Better” plan.  The plan...

Waitrose to be black plastic packaging free by 2019

Waitrose has announced that it will stop using black plastic packaging on all of its products, including fish, fruit and vegetables, by the end of 2019. The supermarket has also...
John Lewis

John Lewis to trial returnable packaging service

The John Lewis Partnership has selected four businesses to help reduce its plastic waste. The four companies were selected following a competitive pitch day for JLAB, the retail giant’s innovation programme.  The retailer hopes...
Tesco

Tesco announcement of removal of hard to recycle plastics is the way forward, say...

Vanden Recycling has welcomed Tesco’s announcement that it has notified its suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its products sold...

Europe recycled 40.9% of plastic packaging in 2016 says new report

A report has shown that EU 28+2 countries recycled 6.8m tonnes (40.9%) of its 16.7m tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2016, surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5%.   Commissioned by PlasticsEurope and in alliance...

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...
Roberts

Roberts launch new 100% recyclable bread bag 

Bakery company Roberts has designed an “industry first” new bread bag that can go straight into the household recycling bin.   The new bag is aimed...

The good, the bad and the unrecyclable – what should we do about plastic...

Many UK consumers have been left frustrated and angry about reports that plastics they've sorted for recycling might still end up in landfill, or...

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...
TRE

Major recycling conference launched with key trade associations

The Recycling Event has been launched with the involvement of eight key recycling trade associations.  Taking place on 2...
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