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Welsh Government publishes guidance on waste management

Welsh Government publishes guidance on waste management

December 18, 2014 No Comments »

New guidance will support Welsh councils and businesses to increase high quality recycling, according to the Minister for Natural Resources Read More »

EU to scrap and re-table Circular Economy package

EU to scrap and re-table Circular Economy package

December 17, 2014 No Comments »

The European Union has confirmed that it is to ditch the Circular Economy package and replace it with something "more ambitious". Read More »

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 12 December 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 12 December 2014

December 17, 2014 No Comments »

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

PEFC endorses Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation initiative

PEFC endorses Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation initiative

December 15, 2014 No Comments »

A new initiative that will increase Indonesia’s ability to export sustainable forestry products has been marked at an event in Jakarta Read More »

Leaked papers reveal EU plan to scrap waste recycling laws

Leaked papers reveal EU plan to scrap waste recycling laws

December 12, 2014 No Comments »

EU plans to make countries recycle more of their waste are set to be scrapped, according to leaked documents seen by the Guardian newspaper Read More »

Beverage carton kerbside collection reaches 60%

Beverage carton kerbside collection reaches 60%

December 11, 2014 No Comments »

The proportion of UK local authorities collecting beverage cartons for recycling from kerbside has hit 60%, according to new figures Read More »

£55k kit investment and new recycled line at Duo UK

£55k kit investment and new recycled line at Duo UK

December 10, 2014 No Comments »

Duo UK has invested £55,000 in a second closed loop recycling machine at the same time as launching a new packaging line with almost 100% recycled product Read More »

Unilever and Nestlé join flexible packaging recycling project

Unilever and Nestlé join flexible packaging recycling project

December 10, 2014 No Comments »

Axion Consulting is leading a collaborative project, involving Unilever and Nestlé among others, aimed at improving the recyclability of flexible packaging. Read More »

Cross-sector consortium launches pack recycling trial

Cross-sector consortium launches pack recycling trial

December 8, 2014 No Comments »

LRS Consultancy, in partnership with Tesco UK, Febreze, TerraCycle, Somerset Waste Partnership and Gloucestershire Joint Waste Team, is implementing a cross-sector plastics recycling trial Read More »

Nampak teams with school for sustainable food programme

Nampak teams with school for sustainable food programme

December 5, 2014 No Comments »

Plastic milk bottle specialist Nampak Plastics has joined with Ousedale School, Newport Pagnell, to take part in the Fresher for Longer education programme Read More »

Ball sets sights on carbon reduction programme

Ball sets sights on carbon reduction programme

December 3, 2014 No Comments »

Ball has reported that its programme to reduce the carbon footprint of its most common beverage can formats by 25% by 2020 is reaching the half way point Read More »

Symphony welcomes ‘oxo’ ban rejection

Symphony welcomes ‘oxo’ ban rejection

November 28, 2014 No Comments »

Symphony Environmental has welcomed the rejection of a ban on oxo-biodegradable plastics by the Council of Member-States of the Read More »

Anthesis Group develops Tesco sustainability website

Anthesis Group develops Tesco sustainability website

November 20, 2014 No Comments »

Tesco has appointed Anthesis Group to develop and manage a single online sustainability community spanning the retailer’s supply-base Read More »

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 14 November 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 14 November 2014

November 20, 2014 No Comments »

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

Febreze and TerraCycle launch recycling fundraising initiative

Febreze and TerraCycle launch recycling fundraising initiative

November 18, 2014 No Comments »

Febreze and TerraCycle have jointly launched a new recycling fundraising initiative to enable consumers to recycle previously non-recyclable air and home care products and packaging. Read More »