Creme Cup

Design firm creates biodegradable coffee cups that are grown from fruit

Architecture and design firm Creme has created biodegradable coffee cups that are ‘grown’ from fruit, in a bid to reduce plastic waste. 

John Lewis launches beauty recycling trial with £5 reward

Retailer John Lewis & Partners has announced it is launching a beauty recycling trial, which offers members of its loyalty programme the...

France to harmonise recycling collections and aim for 100% recycled plastic use by 2025

The French Government has announced that it will harmonise the types of materials collected and the colour of bins, as part of its Circular...

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...
Recycling exports

Plastic waste exports have dropped almost 50% says Zero Waste Europe

According to Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), plastic waste exports dropped almost 50% from 12.5 million tonnes in 2016, to 5.8 million tonnes in 2018. 
Britvic

Britvic to invest £850,000 in UK infrastructure

Drinks company Britvic has announced that it is investing £850,000 annually in UK recycling infrastructure through its commitment to only buy domestic PRN’s from...

John Lewis to buy back used clothes from customers to cut fashion waste

Retailer John Lewis is to buy back worn and unwanted clothing from its customers in the hope it will reduce the 300,000 tonnes of...

Michael Gove responds to packaging sector about consultation recommendations

The signatories wrote the letter in mid-May urging the Secretary to listen to their suggestions about how the UK can become a “world...
Simon

Pringles packaging needs to be redesigned for proper recyclability, says The Recycling Association

The announcement that Kellogg’s has introduced a Pringles container recycling scheme is a fudge that doesn’t solve the issues, according to The Recycling Association. Kellogg’s...

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...
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