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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.
Whittard of Chelsea

Whittard of Chelsea move to 100% cardboard for online delivery

Tea, coffee and cocoa retailer Whittard of Chelsea has redesigned its online packaging to 100% cardboard and enabling it to remove plastic...
OPRL

Alupro becomes an OPRL guarantor

Aluminium recycling organisation Alupro is joining the list of guarantors of the OPRL packaging labelling scheme. Alupro will represent...
The Recycling Association Conference 2017

Tickets selling fast for The Recycling Association Conference 2019

Close to 100 people have already booked tickets to attend The Recycling Association Conference 2019. Taking place on 12...
Queen's Speech

Queen’s Speech promises extension of producer responsibility

The Government plans to extend producer responsibility and introduce charges on more specified single use items, the Queen's Speech has revealed.
PepsiCo

PepsiCo to reduce virgin plastic content by 35% by 2025

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Global drinks brand PepsiCo has said it will increase the use of recycled material as part of a new target to reduce...

Glitter removed from M&S Christmas cards and wrapping paper to help recycling

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No more glitter will be seen on M&S' Christmas cards and wrapping paper from this year. The retailer has...
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