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...
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Costa Coffee and Barclaycard launch ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup

Coffee chain Costa Coffee has partnered with Barclaycard to develop the ‘UK’s first’ reusable contactless coffee cup.  The ‘Clever Cup’ includes contactless payment technology to...
Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa develops paper-based alternative to plastic board pallet tops

Paper producer Smurfit Kappa has invented a sustainable recyclable alternative for heavy wooden, chipboard, and plastic boards that are used to protect palletised products during transport...
Veolia

Major companies to sign Waste to Wealth Commitment to help prevent climate change 

Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network will urge major companies to reduce waste or turn waste into wealth to prevent climate change...
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European Commission find that the EU industry is committed to recycling plastics 

The European Commission (EC) has given a preliminary assessment following an EU-wide pledging campaign, which has shown that EU industry is committed to recycling plastics.   According to the EC, this commitment could lead...
plastic

Report outlines measures to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials 

Policy measures to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) in the UK economy has been outlined in a new report from Eunomia...
bags

Co-op roll out compostable carrier bags to over 1,000 of its stores

Retailer Co-op has announced that it is rolling out new compostable carrier bags this week to more than 1,000 of its food stores in a...
Greenpeace

Supermarkets’ plastic waste contribution revealed in new Greenpeace survey

The full extent of major UK supermarkets’ contribution to the plastic waste problem has been revealed in an analysis on the sector by Greenpeace.   Drawing on figures disclosed...
WRAP

Actions to stop plastic pollution outlined in The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025

Key actions businesses should take to help stop plastic packaging polluting the environment have been outlined by WRAP in The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to...
plastics

Plastic recycling business models could lead to more profitable businesses 

According to resource recovery firm Axion, changing business models for plastic recycling could lead to more profitable businesses, higher grade material on the market...
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