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European Council adopt waste package

The European Council has adopted the waste package which outlines new rules for waste management and creates a legally binding target for recycling.  Member states...

Tetra Pak to develop paper straw for its portion-sized cartons

Packaging Manufacturers Tetra Pak has said that it aims to launch a paper straw that is suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the...

L’Oréal launch recyclable paper packaging bottle for its new brand

Cosmetics company L’Oréal USA has launched a recyclable, compostable, paper-based packaging design for its new brand Seed Phytonutrients.  Working in partnership with design and manufacturer company Ecologic Brands, the bottle's external shell...

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...

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...

Waitrose to remove disposable coffee cups from stores by autumn

Supermarket Waitrose has revealed that it is removing all its takeaway disposable coffee cups from its shops by autumn 2018, in the hope of saving...

Countries that collect mixed paper hit first by China ban

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) has found that the China import ban has hit the countries where mixed paper collections occur first.  CEPI has been monitoring market developments following...

Mobile coffee cup recycling points being trialed in London

Good to-go is a scheme being trialed this week for the daily on-the-go coffee drinker in London by offering mobile coffee cup recycling points.  Veolia, Westminster City Council and Heart of...

Paper coffee cups are entirely recyclable says the Paper Cup Alliance

The Paper Cup Alliance (PCA) wants consumers to know that despite the misconception surrounding paper cup recycling, that this item is ‘entirely recyclable’.   PCA has been...

Starbucks introduce 5p charge on paper cups

Starbucks has announced that it is launching a 5p paper cup charge trial in 35 stores across London to examine whether customers will reduce their use of...
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