Plastic cutlery and cups to be banned by Network Rail

Network Rail has announced plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in managed stations by the end of 2020.  The Rail company...

McDonald’s to replace plastic straws with paper straws in the UK and Ireland

Fast food chain McDonald’s has announced that by 2019 it will be phasing out plastic straws in favour of paper alternatives in all 1,361...
Vanden

Plastic sheet producers are missing a trick when it comes to using recycled feedstocks

A new scheme launched by plastic waste expert Vanden will help sheet manufacturers find new and reliable sources of high-quality recovered polymers. These can...

Tetra Pak to develop paper straw for its portion-sized cartons

Packaging Manufacturers Tetra Pak has said that it aims to launch a paper straw that is suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the...
Mike

Prismm warn packaging manufacturers that they will be liable for full costs of recycling

The Government's new Resources and Waste Strategy will mean that packaging companies, manufacturers and retailers will see their compliance costs rise. Defra has published the...
Vanden

Vanden’s John Carapetis moves to UK as market moves west

One of the founders of Vanden has relocated to the UK reflecting the changing nature of the plastic recycling market.  Australia-born John Carapetis founded Vanden...

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...
Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola sets out its view on what constitutes a good deposit return scheme

With consultations underway in England and Scotland on the benefits of introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) to recycle cans and bottles, Coca-Cola European...

Scottish households costing the country £11m annually by not recycling

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has said that Scottish households send over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and bottles to landfill annually, costing the country £11m...
Starbucks introduces strawless lids

Starbucks extends 5p surcharge to promote reusability

Following a successful trial across London, Starbucks has announced it will add a 5p surcharge to all takeaway coffees sold in paper cups across...
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