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New global alliance formed to develop solutions to eliminate plastic waste

An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods chain have launched a new organisation to drive solutions to eliminate...
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Waitrose trial ready meals in widely recyclable fibre-based tray

Retailer Waitrose is trialling three of its Italian ready meals in a widely recyclable fibre-based tray to replace black plastic trays.   This move builds on...

Waitrose to be black plastic packaging free by 2019

Waitrose has announced that it will stop using black plastic packaging on all of its products, including fish, fruit and vegetables, by the end of 2019. The supermarket has also...

Europe recycled 40.9% of plastic packaging in 2016 says new report

A report has shown that EU 28+2 countries recycled 6.8m tonnes (40.9%) of its 16.7m tonnes of plastic packaging waste in 2016, surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5%.   Commissioned by PlasticsEurope and in alliance...
Tesco

Tesco announcement of removal of hard to recycle plastics is the way forward, say...

Vanden Recycling has welcomed Tesco’s announcement that it has notified its suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its products sold...

The good, the bad and the unrecyclable – what should we do about plastic...

Many UK consumers have been left frustrated and angry about reports that plastics they've sorted for recycling might still end up in landfill, or...
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UK Government urged to ban plastic waste exports

The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has called on the UK Government and environmental NGOs to support a ban on plastic waste exports.  Recently, the...

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),...
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Recycling and waste bodies comment on the Chancellor of the Exchequer plastic consultation

Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s announcement that the Government is issuing a call for evidence on how the tax system could be changed to reduce single-use plastics, key industry figures...

Asda chief executive announces actions to tackle its plastic use in its stores

Asda president and chief executive Roger Burnley has announced that the retailer is taking action to reduce its plastic packaging use and to recycle more.   Commitments from Asda...
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