Stora Enso has opened an Innovation Centre for packaging at the group’s head office in Helsinki.
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The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK has become joint owner of OPRL, which runs the UK’s on-pack recycling label scheme.
DS Smith has won two awards for its zero waste policy in the marketing and environmental sectors.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled against an Ohio-based plastics film maker for its biodegradable claims.
Tetra Pak has launched its 2015 sustainability report, highlighting the Tetra Rex bio-based carton and its progress in implementing operational health and safety.
Beatson Clark has invested £840,000 in a new recycling system at Rotherham.
PET recycling company Ecotech London has invested £750,000 in equipment upgrade to boost its capacity by 30%.
WRAP is calling for an overhaul in the way food is manufactured, sold and consumed.
BillerudKorsnäs has been included in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Environmental Paper Company Index.
Coca-Cola HBC has announced that it intends to reduce water use intensity by 30% and direct carbon emissions intensity by 50% by 2020.
All centrally-sourced packaging distributed across McDonald’s 38 European markets has been chain-of-custody certified.
WRAP has been named by retailer Wilko as one of the charities to receive funding from the new 5p carrier bag charge.
The war of words has continued between sections of the bioplastic and oxobiodegradable plastics sectors.
The Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has called for a legislative framework to develop a UK bio-plastics sector.
Scotland’s single use carrier bag usage has dropped by 80% since a bag charge was introduced a year ago.