Coca-Cola European Partners invests in start-up CuRe Technology to source rPET

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has funded CuRe Technology - a Dutch recycling start-up that aims to process difficult to recycle polymers.
Theresa Villiers Environment Secretary

Environment Bill brings more producer responsibility and plastic export ban

The Government will introduce its Environment Bill before Parliament today that will make manufacturers responsible for the products they bring to market.
RECOUP webinar

RECOUP postpone 2020 conference due to Covid-19

Plastic recycling charity RECOUP has announced that it has had to postpone its annual conference due to the coronavirus pandemic.
plastics bottles with 50% rPET

Bottled water company only uses UK rPET

Britain's oldest bottled water brand, Harrogate Water, is now using 50% rPET in all of its bottles. The rPET being used is all from...

Waitrose to replace black plastic trays with multi-coloured recyclable ones

Supermarket Waitrose & Partners has announced that it will use coloured plastic trays instead of black plastics. The new...

Digital deposit return scheme could save £3.3 billion if implemented

A digital deposit return scheme (DRS) could reduce the costs of implementation by £3.3 billion, according to a report commissioned by the...

Opinion: Building momentum: an exciting time for plastics 

By Paul Davidson, director of UKRI’s Smart Sustainable Plastics Packaging Challenge In discussions about the future of plastics packaging,...
Compost at home sauce sachets

Just Eat trials home compostable sauce sachets

Takeaway food packaging is just one aspect of the plastic pollution issue. To combat this, Just Eat has launched a six-week trial of home...
Joan Marc Simon Zero Waste Europe

Plastic chemical recycling should complement mechanical says Zero Waste Europe report

Zero Waste Europe has published a report that suggests plastic chemical recycling should work with mechanical recycling. Under chemical...
Waitrose rPET shopping bag

Waitrose introduces designer rPET shopping bags

Waitrose has joined forces with reusable bag manufacturer Jutexpo and designer Emma Bridgewater to create a designer rPET shopping bag made entirely from recycled...
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