The UK’s PRN system received a vote of confidence from Defra this month, but paper packaging producer and reprocessor DS Smith says that while the system is fine now, plans for future improvements should be considered.
Defra’s review into the UK’s packaging recovery note (PRN) system for assigning responsibility for packaging recycling concluded this month (7 July) with a vote in favour of retaining the existing scheme.
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The UK is currently on course to meet recycling obligations for all key packaging materials, according to new figures, though the potential Chinese ban on some imports could see more price volatility on the horizon.
Consumers want more secure and convenient retailer trade-in schemes for their gadgets, providing an opportunity for more sustainable business models and partnership opportunities for recyclers, says WRAP.
Coca-Cola is to double the amount of recycled plastic in all of its bottles produced in the UK, from 25 percent to 50 percent, it announced at its sustainable packaging strategy announcement in London this week.
For the sixth year running, an annual electronic recycling event in Cambridge, held on the University of Cambridge’s campus, allows students, residents and local businesses to recycle their electronic waste for free.
The European Environmental Bureau has accused certain EU member states of “sabotaging” negotiations over EU circular economy and waste law proposals following leaks of private EU Council meetings discussions.
The Scottish Government has commissioned Zero Waste Scotland to carry out ‘detailed work’ on how a deposit-return scheme could work in the country, presenting a significant step in the campaign to reinvent how plastic packaging is recycled.
Scottish manufacturing SMEs with innovative circular economy ideas or projects are being encouraged to access up to £1 million in grant funding to explore sustainable business opportunities and aid the transition to circular business models.
Online electrical products retailer AO has completed the acquisition of The Recycling Group (TRG) and established a new recycling branch, AO Recycling, which aims to recycle a fifth of the UK’s waste fridges every year.