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Dufaylite launches Envirolite anti-slip board

Dufaylite launches Envirolite anti-slip board

July 23, 2014 No Comments »

Dufaylite, a UK manufacturer of recycled paper honeycomb, has added a new Anti-Slip board to its expanding Envirolite range Read More »

Select committee puts litter in the spotlight

Select committee puts litter in the spotlight

July 23, 2014 No Comments »

A parliamentary select committee is to launch a wide ranging inquiry into litter Read More »

Biopac tackles restaurant waste with Take Me Home box

Biopac tackles restaurant waste with Take Me Home box

July 23, 2014 No Comments »

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) and packaging firm Biopac have teamed up for a campaign to reduce restaurant food waste Read More »

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 18 July 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 18 July 2014

July 22, 2014 No Comments »

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

Ardagh Glass and Reuse invest £5m in recycling push

Ardagh Glass and Reuse invest £5m in recycling push

July 22, 2014 No Comments »

Ardagh Glass has signed a 15-year agreement with Reuse to increase glass recycling, with the recycler investing £5m in new technology Read More »

Florida copacker introduces ‘revolutionary’ Sustainable Packaging product

Florida copacker introduces ‘revolutionary’ Sustainable Packaging product

July 22, 2014 No Comments »

Versatile Packagers has launched a new line of what it describes as environmentally, cost efficient product solutions called Sustainable Packaging Read More »

DS Smith moves for Italian recycling company

DS Smith moves for Italian recycling company

July 21, 2014 No Comments »

DS Smith has fully acquired Italian recycling firm Italmaceri, snapping up the remaining 50% of the company Read More »

Millions of ‘bags for life’ sent to landfill

July 18, 2014 No Comments »

Seven out of 10 shoppers admit to throwing away supermarket 'bags for life' after a few shops, according to BusinessWaste.co.uk Read More »

MP hosts meeting discussing steps towards circular business models

July 16, 2014 No Comments »

Laura Sandys MP hosted a meeting to discuss suggestions for how legislation could support and help foster circular business models Read More »

Industry group to drive paper cup recovery and recycling

Industry group to drive paper cup recovery and recycling

July 16, 2014 No Comments »

Stakeholders of the paper cup supply chain have announced the formalisation of the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) Read More »

Bacardi introduces ‘sustainably designed’ bottles

Bacardi introduces ‘sustainably designed’ bottles

July 16, 2014 1 Comment »

Bacardi has launched several new environmentally-friendly bottles as part of its "Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future" initiative Read More »

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 11 July 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 11 July 2014

July 16, 2014 No Comments »

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

Carrier bag usage on the rise according to Wrap figures

Carrier bag usage on the rise according to Wrap figures

July 15, 2014 No Comments »

Wrap has revealed that 8.3bn thin-gauge (single-use) carrier bags were used in 2013 by customers of major UK supermarkets Read More »

Nestlé Waters achieves zero waste to landfill

Nestlé Waters achieves zero waste to landfill

July 15, 2014 No Comments »

Nestlé Waters UK has announced that it has achieved independently verified zero waste-to-landfill at its factory in Buxton and head office in Rickmansworth Read More »

World Cup pushes Brazilian aluminium can sales past two billion

World Cup pushes Brazilian aluminium can sales past two billion

July 14, 2014 No Comments »

Aluminium sheet producer Novelis estimates that World Cup Fans in Brazil have pushed sales of aluminium beverage cans past the two billion mark Read More »