Colgate plastic packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2025

Colgate-Palmolive has announced that all plastics in its packaging across its product range will be 100% recyclable by 2025.  The company has said that it has already...
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European Council adopt waste package

The European Council has adopted the waste package which outlines new rules for waste management and creates a legally binding target for recycling.  Member states...

Iceland to trial a deposit return scheme

Supermarket Iceland has become the first UK supermarket to trial a reverse vending machine in support of the Government’s intention to implement a deposit...

China allowing high-grade PET to be imported without a licence

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) has reported that the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment is allowing high-grade PET as ordinary goods to be imported without a...

Princes set 50% recycled content target for plastic bottles

UK plastic bottles producer Princes has said that it is increasing its recycled content to more than 50% in the next few months.  The company, which...

Plastic-free Trust Mark on packaging to appear in supermarkets this month

The world’s first plastic-free Trust Mark will be implemented into supermarkets this month, with the aim of helping consumers know which products are placed in environmentally-friendly packaging.   Iceland will be...

Parliament announces new steps to reduce plastic use

The UK Parliament has announced a range of measures to reduce its use of single-use plastics by 2019, replacing items such as  straws and bottles with reusable...

Plastic bottle collection target set to 90%

Europe’s bottled water producers have set a target to raise the collection rate of plastic bottles from 60 percent to 90 percent by 2025.  The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW),...

London to be a zero waste city according to final Environment Strategy

The Mayor of London’s final version of London’s Environment Strategy has been released, with the Mayor pledging to make the city zero waste.  It also...

Leaked EU document shows Member States support more plastic incineration

A leaked document given to Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that European Union Member States are supporting more incineration of plastic, under a new Renewable Energy Proposal.  ZWE has said that this proposal risks undermining the...
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