Starbucks find 156% increase in reusable cup use since 5p charge trial

Coffee store Starbucks has revealed a 156.6% increase in reusable cup usage in the first six weeks of a three-month trial, which examines the impact...
labels

INCPEN join OPRL’s guarantors

Packaging industry council INCPEN has joined OPRL’s guarantors, recognising that the two organisations shared membership and mutual interests in packaging recyclability and a public policy environment.   INCPEN...

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...
recycling

Survey finds that the public get confused about household packaging labels

A new survey by Which? has found that the public get confused about the definition of certain household packaging symbols and has called on the...
KP

TerraCycle and KP Snacks launch recycling scheme for crisp and pretzel packets

KP Snacks has partnered with TerraCycle to launch a nationwide recycling scheme for nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzel packets. The...
DS Smith group chief executive Miles Roberts

DS Smith launch nine new sustainability targets

Recycling company DS Smith has published its annual sustainability review and has launched nine new long-term performance targets.  The review follows the company reaching its...

Plastic-free Trust Mark on packaging to appear in supermarkets this month

The world’s first plastic-free Trust Mark will be implemented into supermarkets this month, with the aim of helping consumers know which products are placed in environmentally-friendly packaging.   Iceland will be...

BMRA latest trade association to support The Recycling Event

Nine trade associations are now collaborating to develop The Recycling Event after British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) pledged its support. Taking...
Renewi

Renewi and Beautiful Cups recycle 11 million coffee cups

Waste company Renewi has collaborated with international cup company Beautiful Cups to give a new life to around 11 million disposable coffee cups in the Netherlands...

New study finds packaging makes up a quarter of Easter egg weight

A new study by Which? has found that packaging makes up a quarter on average of the total weight of best-selling Easter eggs.  The investigation has compared...
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