Quality First 2018: China, Confusion and Collaboration

It’ll come as no surprise that China was a key focus for speakers and delegates at this year’s sell out Quality First conference, held...
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...
Hammond

Chancellor of the Exchequer to find new ways to reduce single-use plastics

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is set to launch a public consultation on how the tax system can be used to reduce...
TeraPlast invests in PVC recycling

TeraPlast invests in PVC recycling plant

Romanian plastic product manufacturer TeraPlast is reported to have invested 3.5 million euros in additional PVC recycling facilities. The upgraded facility can process 12,000 tonnes...
bottle

Unpopularity of plastic packaging leads STM packaging into administration

Flexible plastics company STM Packaging has gone into administration following a decline in business due to the growing unpopularity of plastic packaging.   The Norfolk-based firm...
Iceland store

Iceland to sell plastic-free chewing gum

Retailer Iceland has announced that will be selling plastic-free chewing gum that is made from all-natural ingredients and is completely biodegradable.  The primary ingredient in...
Pet food packaging recycling

Mars Petcare UK and TerraCycle to recycle packaging from all pet food brands

A nationwide pet food packaging recycling scheme has been launched by Mars Petcare UK and TerraCycle. Mars Petcare owns brands including Whiskas and James Wellbeloved. Believed...
Waitrose

Waitrose launch recyclable cardboard grape punnets 

Retailer Waitrose has introduced recyclable cardboard grape punnets which will replace the traditional plastic punnets in an aim to reduce plastic from...
Recycled paper pulp

New recycling guidelines published by CPI and WRAP

New recycling guidelines that will aim to help retailers and brands specify and design packaging that can be reprocessed in paper mills have...
plastic

UK to launch new research hub to tackle plastic in the oceans

K to launch new research hub to tackle plastic in the oceans  The UK has launched a new research and innovation hub to help fight plastic pollution...
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