Reconomy

Reconomy buys broker Waste Source

Waste Source has been bought by outsourcing resource management firm Reconomy for an undisclosed sum. The waste broker is...
OPRL Certified as Recyclable

OPRL launches recyclability certification scheme

Packaging recycling label organisation OPRL has launched a new UK certification scheme called Certified as Recyclable that will provide evaluated and tested...
Ursula von der Leyen

Call to stimulate recycling markets following EU President’s State of the Union Address

European recycling and waste trade association have welcomed EU President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union address, but called for...
Veolia plastic

Veolia joins OPRL

Veolia has become the first waste management company to join the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) organisation under its new waste management grade.
Loop Tesco and Terracycle

Tesco and Terracycle launch online reuseable packaging shop in UK

An online shopping platform where the packaging is reuseable has been launched by Tesco and Terracycle in the UK.
RECOUP

RECOUP celebrating 30th birthday

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. When launched in 1990, it was only supposed...
Budget 2020

Budget announces £200 per tonne plastic packaging tax

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the plastic packaging tax will be £200 per tonne from April 2022 in the Budget.
Plastic straws

Legislation to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds put before Parliament

Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds will be banned under legislation that has now been presented to Parliament. In...
Theresa Villiers Environment Secretary

Environment Bill brings more producer responsibility and plastic export ban

The Government will introduce its Environment Bill before Parliament today that will make manufacturers responsible for the products they bring to market.
OPRL packaging recycling label

OPRL says PVC and PS no longer recyclable packaging

Packaging recycling label organisation OPRL has developed new rules that mean there mostly becomes a binary Recycle or Don't Recycle label.
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