Waitrose launch “world’s first” home compostable ready meal packaging

Retailer Waitrose & Partners has announced that it is launching the “world’s first” home compostable ready meal packaging, as it removes nearly nine...

Viridor to recycle 5,000 tonnes of plastic to prevent the material leaving the UK

Viridor has agreed a two-year contract with a UK plastics firm to reprocess around 5,000 tonnes of recycling sacks, shopping bags and...

Litter from takeaway packaging is the consumer’s responsibility finds survey

A YouGov survey commissioned by waste management firm FCC found that 68% of participants said the individual consumer has the main responsibility for...

UK’s first waste plastic road built on new housing development

Springfield properties has become the “UK’s first” housebuilder to use waste plastic to build a road on a housing development.  

Including glass in Scottish DRS will prompt brands to switch to plastic packaging, says...

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement to include glass packaging in a deposit return scheme (DRS), the UK glass manufacturing sector has said...

Plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following “overwhelming...

Morrisons to introduce loose fruit and vegetable aisles to tackle plastic packaging

Retailer Morrisons has revealed that it is rolling out plastic-free aisles for its fruit and vegetables in many of its stores, where consumers will be able...

Unilever develops solution to allow black plastic packaging to be recycled

Manufacturer Unilever has revealed that it is using new black pigment for its High Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles for its brands TRESemmé and Lynx, so...

First Mile launch coat hanger recycling service

Recycling firm First Mile has announced that it is launching a new coat hanger recycling service, aimed at fighting the millions of...
RECOUP

Local authorities are experiencing issues with the plastic market, says RECOUP

According to a new report from RECOUP, local authorities are experiencing issues with the plastics market, with nearly half stating that market...
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