Ribena bottles

Ribena bottles to be redesigned to help improve recycling

Drinks manufacturer Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has announced that it is redesigning its Ribena bottles by reducing the full printed sleeves and increasing the...
plastic

European Parliament bans single-use items

The European Parliament has approved a new law banning single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws and cotton bud sticks.  
Waste

Zero Waste Europe identifies how to best measure waste prevention in new study

A new study commissioned by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found how to best measure waste prevention and what the most useful policies...
Africa plastics

Major companies join forces to improve plastics recycling in Sub Saharan Africa

Major consumer goods firms including Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, Diageo and Nestlé have launched an alliance to create jobs and improve the collection...
plastic

University of Manchester take action to help the city become zero carbon by 2038

The University of Manchester and its Students’ Union has announced that it is working to eliminate avoidable single-use plastics from catering, labs...
Sepa

The Scottish recycling rate fell in 2017, according to SEPA statistics

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released its official waste statistics which shows that the Scottish recycling rate fell in 2017.   These statistics provide...
export

Government issue reminder to waste industry to review plans in the event of a...

The UK Government has issued a reminder to companies who export waste from the UK to review their contingency plans in case...
NextGen

Winners of NextGen cup challenge announced

The NextGen Consortium, organised by Closed Loop Partners, has announced the winners of an open-sourced, global innovation challenge to redesign the fibre...

Tesco begins its trial for plastic-free fruit and veg range

Retailer Tesco has launched a trial to remove a selection of plastic-wrapped fruit and vegetables in a bid to cut down on packaging...
plastics

Countries have a chance to raise their recycling ambitions past circular economy targets, finds...

A new report from Zero Waste Europe and Eunomia has found that countries that haven’t overinvested in residual waste treatment have the...
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