plastics

British consumers think manufacturers are avoiding recycling responsibilities

New research has found that British consumers think manufacturers are avoiding their responsibilities when it comes to disposing products and packaging.   The research, conducted by BritainThinks and SUEZ, is part...
ACE

Beverage carton recycled increased to 48% in the EU last year

According to ACE UK, industry-wide figures show that beverage carton recycling is increasing in the EU and reached 48% in 2017, with the total...
Melissa Price

Australia to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable 

The Australian Minister for the Environment Melissa Price has announced that all packaging is to be 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 or earlier.  This...
plastic

Nations commit to fight plastic pollution together

During the UN general assembly, member States, businesses, the European Commission and the UN Environment have committed to tackle the issue of plastic pollution together.  On the...
Coca-Cola

Consumers find it easiest to recycle at home, according to new research

New research commissioned by Coca-Cola Great Britain has found that 77% of consumers find their homes to be the easiest place to recycle. Data released...
bags

Co-op switch to compostable carrier bags

Retailer Co-op has announced that it is phasing out single-use plastic and switching its carrier bags for a compostable alternative.   This move is part of...
Parliament

Parliament to replace plastic items with compostable alternatives

The UK Parliament has announced that it is replacing its existing single-use plastic items with a new range of compostable alternatives.  These alternatives include certified...
Crisps

Major UK crisp brands failing to address their plastic packaging

Campaign group 38 Degrees has found that major UK crisp brands are failing to address concerns about their unrecyclable plastic packets, according to The Guardian.  The...
plastic

New report finds 93% of people think plastic bottles should contain recycled content

Research by resource management company Veolia has found that 93% of people think plastic bottles should contain recycled content and most will pay an...
RECOUP

RECOUP survey shows progress in plastic packaging collection for recycling 

Charity RECOUP has launched its annual UK Household Plastics Collections Survey which has found that there is a steady progress in the plastic packaging being collected...
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