microplastics

EU to ban microplastics in most products 

According to a draft law due to be released today, the EU will use its chemical laws to stop most microplastics and...
Unilever

Unilever to invest €100,000 in a plastic-free laundry tablet

Manufacturer Unilever has announced that it will invest €100,000 (£89,000) in a new plastic-free laundry tablet, with the potential to replace single-use sachets of laundry powder.  The idea...
plastics

British consumers think manufacturers are avoiding recycling responsibilities

New research has found that British consumers think manufacturers are avoiding their responsibilities when it comes to disposing products and packaging.   The research, conducted by BritainThinks and SUEZ, is part...
colgate

Colgate launch recycling scheme for oral products and packaging

Colgate has announced that it is working with recycling company TerraCycle to launch the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Programme, a free National recycling scheme for oral products...
plastic bag

Levy on plastic bags could double

Ministers are considering doubling the 5p levy on plastic bags and making this a compulsory measure for all shops, according to The Guardian. The Prime Minister is reportedly...
plastic bottle

Landsec unite 92 brands to reduce single-use plastics through its Refill Me campaign

Commercial property company Landsec has launched a Refill Me campaign which will see 92 brands work together to reduce the amount of single-use plastic...
Clothes

WRAP publish new report on how fibre2fibre could help the UK clothing sector

A new report published by WRAP has examined the economic factors influencing fibre2fibre recycling and assesses how it may help clothe the...
M&S

Marks & Spencer launch scheme to allow customers to bring back non-recyclable plastic packaging

Retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a new initiative that will allow customers to bring back non-recyclable plastic packaging in an effort to prevent...

Costa Coffee to pay £70 a tonne for recycling of coffee cups

Major coffee chain Costa is to pay waste management companies a guaranteed £70 per tonne to collect coffee cups for recycling. The company plans to...
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...
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