Recycling

Paper

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...

Iceland to trial paper bags across Merseyside stores

Retailer Iceland has launched a paper bag trial across Merseyside to see if its customers are willing to ditch plastic bags at checkout.  White paper bags, which Iceland said...

Morrisons to use brown paper bags for fruit and vegetables to...

Supermarket Morrisons is bringing back brown paper bags for loose fresh fruit and vegetables in the hope it will prevent 150m small plastic bags...

Plastic

Organisations call for EU action on recycled content for plastics to...

A coalition of 34 organisations and companies have called for EU action on recycled content mandates for plastics to close the circular loop.   This follows...

Businesses across Glasgow urged to reduce plastic use in the office

Glasgow Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to eliminate plastic cups and bottles and reduce the use of plastic bin liners in the hope...

New investigation finds that up to 29% of supermarket plastic packaging...

Consumer group Which? has found that up to 29% of plastic packaging used by supermarkets is either non-recyclable or difficult to recycle in its latest investigation.  Form...

Metal

Every Can Counts partners with Trek-Drops to create drinks can to...

Drinks recycling campaign Every Can Counts (ECC) has developed an exclusive Trek-Drops drinks can in partnership with the professional women’s cycling team to increase can recycling.  The limited-edition...

Highest level of waste sector deals since 2010

UK waste sector mergers and acquisitions activity was higher in 2017 than in any of the previous six years. Financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP's...

European aluminium beverage can recycling at 74%

According to European Aluminium (EA), the overall recycling rate for aluminium cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased to a new record of 73.6%...