TRA

The Recycling Association welcomes Resources and Waste Strategy

The Resources & Waste Strategy is set to “transform” the recycling sector, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin. Defra has today published...
Gove

Businesses and manufactures to pay full cost of recycling under Resources and Waste Strategy

As part of the recently published Resources and Waste Strategy by Defra, businesses and manufacturers will now pay the full cost of recycling and...
waitrose

Waitrose to phase out glitter by 2020

Retailer Waitrose has pledged to make its own label cards, wrap, crackers, tags, flowers and plants glitter-free by Christmas 2020 or it will use an...
coffee cups

Landsec to work with coffee retailers to improve the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups

Investment company Landsec has joined forces with a consortium of national coffee retailers to change the lifecycle of disposable coffee cups and improve the...
Nestlé

Nestlé Waters to include 25% rPET across its US range by 2021

Beverage company Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has announced that it will aim to include 25% recycled plastic across its US domestic portfolio by 2021.   The company has...
Waste

SEPA releases metals and landfill sector plans to drive innovation

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released a Metals Sector Plan and a Landfill Sector Plan for Scotland to drive innovation and regulate the industries.   These plans are two of...
VEOLIA

Research finds that the waste and resource sector is projected to save over 200...

New research from Veolia and Imperial College London has found that the waste and resource industry is estimated to save over 200 million tonnes of carbon...
RECOUP

New RECOUP research explores consumer behaviour towards a deposit return scheme

Plastics recycling charity, RECOUP, has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the UK.  The charity found convenience as...
Unilever

Unilever to invest €100,000 in a plastic-free laundry tablet

Manufacturer Unilever has announced that it will invest €100,000 (£89,000) in a new plastic-free laundry tablet, with the potential to replace single-use sachets of laundry powder.  The idea...
food waste

New funding could help transform food scraps into sustainable plastic packaging 

Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups due to new £60 million Government funding.  Innovators are being challenged to make the UK...
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