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Pickles repeats call for weekly waste collection at RWM 2014

Pickles repeats call for weekly waste collection at RWM 2014

September 18, 2014 No Comments »

Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has repeated his call for local authorities to implement weekly waste and recycling collection services Read More »

Lisney to step down as chair of the ACP

Lisney to step down as chair of the ACP

September 17, 2014 No Comments »

Bob Lisney is to step down from the chair of the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) after five years in the role Read More »

Amcor gets improved sustainability rating from Dow Jones

September 17, 2014 No Comments »

Amcor has been boosted by a rating from the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Read More »

International Paper launches new size Ecotainer cups

International Paper launches new size Ecotainer cups

September 16, 2014 No Comments »

International Paper Foodservice Europe is manufacturing the 6, 8 and 12 ounce Ecotainer cups at its factory in Winsford, Cheshire Read More »

PEFC and SFI team up at Packaging Innovations

PEFC and SFI team up at Packaging Innovations

September 15, 2014 No Comments »

The Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) are to share a stand at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging Read More »

Rexam recycles 3 tonnes of metal in Euro charity challenge

Rexam recycles 3 tonnes of metal in Euro charity challenge

September 12, 2014 No Comments »

Rexam has recycled 3.32 tonnes of metal as part of its annual pan European Community Can Challenge Read More »

Tetra Pak joins initiative to assess FSC impact

Tetra Pak joins initiative to assess FSC impact

September 11, 2014 No Comments »

Tetra Pak is promoting the benefits of legal, responsibly sourced, sustainable timber and the role of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in the delivery of these values Read More »

Huhtamaki supports ‘Simply Cups’ recycling scheme

Huhtamaki supports ‘Simply Cups’ recycling scheme

September 11, 2014 No Comments »

Huhtamaki is supporting the Simply Cups recycling scheme. Read More »

Ecotech opens £6.5m PET recycling facility in East London

Ecotech opens £6.5m PET recycling facility in East London

September 9, 2014 No Comments »

Ecotech London has opened a £6.5m, 3,716m2 PET recycling plant in East London Read More »

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 5 September 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 5 September 2014

September 9, 2014 No Comments »

Each week, we publish the average trading price for packaging recovery notes from PRN trading platform the Environment Exchange Read More »

Coca-Cola and Tesco launch new recycling campaign

Coca-Cola and Tesco launch new recycling campaign

September 8, 2014 No Comments »

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Tesco have launched another push to boost at-home recycling rates Read More »

‘Pledge 4 Plastics’ recycling initiative launched

‘Pledge 4 Plastics’ recycling initiative launched

September 8, 2014 1 Comment »

A new recycling industry partnership pledge has been launched today to encourage more collection of plastic packaging for recycling Read More »

Study finds sufficient plantation for APP’s zero deforestation plan

Study finds sufficient plantation for APP’s zero deforestation plan

September 5, 2014 No Comments »

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has received positive feedback from a leading NGO for its commitment to cease all forest clearance activity Read More »

Alupro proposes new protocol for recovered aluminium

Alupro proposes new protocol for recovered aluminium

September 5, 2014 No Comments »

A new protocol could see up to 10,000 tonnes of recovered aluminium being counted towards the targets set for the recovery of aluminium packaging Read More »

Mission impossible for packaging waste? | Analysis

Mission impossible for packaging waste? | Analysis

September 3, 2014 No Comments »

The EU’s tough waste recycling targets have been met by widespread criticism from the industry. So why is this the case and what options do various trade bodies have? Olivia... Read More »