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OPRL to take recycling infrastructure into account on packaging recycling labels

Recycling label organisation OPRL has revealed that it will now take into account materials recycling facilities (MRF) and council collections on packaging...

First Mile and Huhtamaki join forces to increase coffee cup recycling

Recycling firm First Mile has announced a new partnership with sustainable food packaging specialist Huhtamaki that will aim to increase the amount...
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The full programme for The Recycling Event is now live

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The Recycling Event’s full line-up is now available on the website, with major organisations and firms taking part.  This...
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UK Plastics Pact members to remove eight problematic single-use plastics from the shelf by...

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WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from...
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Biffa convicted of breaking overseas export laws

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Waste management firm Biffa has been convicted of illegally sending waste collected from households to China and claiming it was waste paper, according to...

Almost half of packaging used by UK supermarkets are difficult to recycle, finds Which?

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According to a new investigation by Which? almost half of the packaging used by major UK supermarket chains cannot be easily recycled.  The...

Roberts Bakery to move its core ranges into sustainably sourced paper packaging

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Roberts Bakery has revealed that it has reduced plastic in its bread bags by 53% and is switching its core ranges into...

Boots to phase out plastic bags from all stores by 2020

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Retailer Boots has announced that it will be eliminating all plastic bags from its stores by 2020 and replacing them with brown paper bags. 
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Mechanism to prevent volatility across materials should be considered, says ACP

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The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is calling on Defra that from 2020 onwards, consideration should be given to a mechanism to prevent...
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Major supermarkets sign Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030

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Over 100 companies including major UK supermarkets have signed up to a “game-changing” Government pledge to halve food waste by 2030. 
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