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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 15 May 2015

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 15 May 2015

May 21, 2015 No Comments »

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

MEP enters oxo-biodegradable plastic debate

MEP enters oxo-biodegradable plastic debate

May 19, 2015 No Comments »

Conservative MEP David Campbell Bannerman has spoken out against those attacking oxo-biodegradable plastic. Read More »

New York residents reject plastic bag charges

New York residents reject plastic bag charges

May 18, 2015 No Comments »

A proposed charge on plastic bags in New York of 10 cents per bag has been rejected by 63% of the city’s residents. Read More »

Rory Stewart replaces Dan Rogerson at Defra

Rory Stewart replaces Dan Rogerson at Defra

May 14, 2015 No Comments »

Rory Stewart has replaced Dan Rogerson at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Read More »

Kraft Capri Sun packaging targeted by waste campaign

Kraft Capri Sun packaging targeted by waste campaign

May 11, 2015 No Comments »

A coalition of public interest groups in the USA has launched a second push to pressure Kraft Foods to change its packaging waste practice. Read More »

Ball achieves top EcoVadis rank

Ball achieves top EcoVadis rank

May 8, 2015 No Comments »

Ball Packaging Europe has been ranked among the top 1% of suppliers assessed within the fabricated metal category, based on the EcoVadis sustainability rating. Read More »

FSC launches new global brand in consumer drive

FSC launches new global brand in consumer drive

May 1, 2015 No Comments »

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has launched a new global brand to drive more consumers to FSC-certified products. Read More »

Legislation paves way for paper bags says CEPI Eurokraft

Legislation paves way for paper bags says CEPI Eurokraft

April 30, 2015 No Comments »

CEPI Eurokraft and EUROSAC believe the vote to reduce lightweight plastic carrier bags paves the way for increased use of paper bags. Read More »

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 24 April 2015

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 24 April 2015

April 29, 2015 No Comments »

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

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 17 April 2015

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 17 April 2015

April 21, 2015 No Comments »

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

Scotland bag charge raises over £1m for charity

Scotland bag charge raises over £1m for charity

April 21, 2015 1 Comment »

Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead says four retailers donated more than £1m to charity as a result of the single-use carrier bag charge. Read More »

Closed Loop Recycling chief says “solution is on the table”

Closed Loop Recycling chief says “solution is on the table”

April 3, 2015 No Comments »

The chief executive of Closed Loop Recycling, Chris Dow, has said that Wrap has a “solution on the table” to ensure the future of plastic recycling. Read More »

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 3 April 2015

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 3 April 2015

April 3, 2015 No Comments »

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

Sainsbury’s to relaunch Easter Egg recycling facility

Sainsbury’s to relaunch Easter Egg recycling facility

April 1, 2015 No Comments »

Sainsbury’s is set to launch its Easter Egg recycling facility again following an initial trial last year. Read More »

Rieke unveils ‘major’ sustainability programme

Rieke unveils ‘major’ sustainability programme

March 4, 2015 No Comments »

Rieke is implementing what it describes as a major sustainability programme to help reduce the impact of its operations on the environment. Read More »