Vanden

Vanden’s John Carapetis moves to UK as market moves west

One of the founders of Vanden has relocated to the UK reflecting the changing nature of the plastic recycling market.  Australia-born John Carapetis founded Vanden...
capsule

ALPLA launch home biodegradable coffee capsule 

Packaging manufacturer ALPLA has launched a biodegradable coffee capsule that consumers can dispose of in their home compost.  The company has worked with materials manufacturer...
plastic

Waitrose trial ready meals in widely recyclable fibre-based tray

Retailer Waitrose is trialling three of its Italian ready meals in a widely recyclable fibre-based tray to replace black plastic trays.   This move builds on...
plastic

New £1.4 million circular plastics flagship projects competition has been launched

A new £1.4 million flagship projects competition was launched at the inaugural annual meeting for members of The UK Plastics Pact in London yesterday.   The...
OPRL

OPRL expand membership since the launch of its ten commitments in April

OPRL has grown its membership by 64 companies since it announced 10 commitments in April to support its members to deliver against their pledges, following...
PET bottle

FEAD welcome ENVI Committee vote on mandatory recycled content

Waste management federation FEAD has welcomed the European Parliament ENVI committee’s vote to make it mandatory to produce beverage containers with at least 35%...
Coca-Cola

Research finds that Coca-Cola is the number one brand contributing to plastic pollution

Greenpeace have found that Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are among the top 10 brands that are contributing the most to the plastic pollution problem. Working...

Colour and number recycling system could provide solution to consumer confusion 

According to SUEZ, obligatory on-pack ‘eco-labelling’, featuring a new combined colour and number system could provide a cost-effective solution to simplifying recycling for consumers,...
Leeds

Push for on-the-go recycling in Leeds 

As part of the on-the-go recycling campaign #LeedsByExample, bubble-blowing bins, recycling reward machines, an art installation and recycling collection bikes will appear across Leeds...
Harrogate

Harrogate Water to collect and recycle PET bottles at European Tour

Drinks company Harrogate Water is working with Sky Sports British Masters organisers and recyclers to eliminate waste by collecting all PET bottles at the European...
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