Ribena bottles

Ribena bottles to be redesigned to help improve recycling

Drinks manufacturer Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has announced that it is redesigning its Ribena bottles by reducing the full printed sleeves and increasing the...
plastic

European Parliament bans single-use items

The European Parliament has approved a new law banning single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws and cotton bud sticks.  
Africa plastics

Major companies join forces to improve plastics recycling in Sub Saharan Africa

Major consumer goods firms including Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, Diageo and Nestlé have launched an alliance to create jobs and improve the collection...
plastic

University of Manchester take action to help the city become zero carbon by 2038

The University of Manchester and its Students’ Union has announced that it is working to eliminate avoidable single-use plastics from catering, labs...
Sepa

The Scottish recycling rate fell in 2017, according to SEPA statistics

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has released its official waste statistics which shows that the Scottish recycling rate fell in 2017.   These statistics provide...
NextGen

Winners of NextGen cup challenge announced

The NextGen Consortium, organised by Closed Loop Partners, has announced the winners of an open-sourced, global innovation challenge to redesign the fibre...

Tesco begins its trial for plastic-free fruit and veg range

Retailer Tesco has launched a trial to remove a selection of plastic-wrapped fruit and vegetables in a bid to cut down on packaging...
RECOUP

RECOUP launch ‘Plastics 101’ session in response to industry calls

Plastics Recycling Charity RECOUP has announced a new seminar following a call from their members and the industry to address the knowledge...
DS Smith

UK to fall short of its 2035 recycling target by more than a decade

Packaging provider DS Smith has published new research which shows that the UK will fall short of its 2035 recycling targets by...
Creme Cup

Design firm creates biodegradable coffee cups that are grown from fruit

Architecture and design firm Creme has created biodegradable coffee cups that are ‘grown’ from fruit, in a bid to reduce plastic waste. 
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