Coca-Cola is one of the companies trying to harness plant-based PET, currently using sugarcane from Brazil to create bio- monoethylene glycol for its fully-recyclable (but not compostable) PlantBottle packaging. Primarily used for bottles for Coca-Cola’s water, soft drinks and juices, the PlantBottle technology is also being used in partnership with Ford for car interiors, as well as clothing and... More
Funding of £1.5 million is to be made available for businesses and research institutions working in the bioeconomy in Scotland to support innovative work that will help deliver circular economy growth.
LARAC, the body representing local authority recycling officers, has joined the board of OPRL, the UK’s packaging recycling label scheme – the third industry body to buy into the scheme in the past year.
A new set of guidelines on recycling is hoping to clear up once and for all what materials can and can’t be recycled at the kerbside in an attempt to remove the confusion holding back recycling the UK.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including a new head of the Wood Recyclers Association, plastic recycling at Fusion Festival and recycling rewards for a children's heart charity.
The resources industry has welcomed the publication of a plan to introduce more consistent recycling across England in an attempt to increase participation and decrease contamination of kerbside recycling services.