Aldi

Aldi to phase out black plastic trays for six of its fruit and vegetables...

Supermarket Aldi has announced that it is eliminating black plastic trays and instead opting for clear, recyclable ones on six ranges of fruit and...
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...
volvo

Axion Polymers and Volvo demonstrate the use of sustainable components in new cars

Axion Polymers has supplied its 100% recycled polymer from end-of-life vehicles to help automotive manufacturer Volvo demonstrate the use of sustainable components in new cars.  The Manchester-based...
Renewi

Renewi and Beautiful Cups recycle 11 million coffee cups

Waste company Renewi has collaborated with international cup company Beautiful Cups to give a new life to around 11 million disposable coffee cups in the Netherlands...
bottle

EuRIC and FEAD support 25% minimum recycled plastic in drinks containers

EuRIC and FEAD have welcomed the European Parliament’s draft report to make it compulsory to produce beverage containers with at least 25% of recycled plastics...
plastic recycling

ESA welcomes HM Treasury publication on public support of recycling

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has welcomed the Treasury’s report on the summary of responses to the consultation on how the tax system could be...
Formby

REB Market Intelligence Summit 2018 details announced

The Seventh REB Market Intelligence Summit 2018 has been launched and will take place on the 2 October at Formby Hall near Liverpool.  This year’s Summit will...
plastic bottle

Landsec unite 92 brands to reduce single-use plastics through its Refill Me campaign

Commercial property company Landsec has launched a Refill Me campaign which will see 92 brands work together to reduce the amount of single-use plastic...
Brune

Penalty system on non-recyclable plastic products to be introduced in France

France is planning to introduce a penalty system that would increase the price of products with packaging made from non-recyclable plastic.  The system is to...
black plastic

New study finds that only a third of plastic used by households is recyclable

A Local Government Association (LGA) analysis has found that only a third of plastics used by households annually is recyclable.  The study found that 525,000 tonnes of plastic...
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