The Kraft Heinz Company has announced an aim to ensure that 100 per cent of its packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as it seeks to reduce its natural resource usage and overall environmental footprint.
The move, facilitated by compostable packaging company Vegware, means that both hot and cold certified compostable cups and lids are now allowed to be processed in any of the UK’s more than 100 windrow composting facilities
The international three day event held in Glasgow will feature sessions run by experts, along with sector-specific tours displaying the innovative work being done by Scottish businesses to become more circular.
Waitrose and John Lewis will be running trucks on renewable fuels this autumn as part of an OLEV-funded trial to see how using biomethane compressed natural gas can help to cut the UK’s transport emissions.
The work portfolio of environmental consultancy firm Eunomia Research and Consulting continues to expand, with a commission to design a deposit return scheme for the Czech Republic and a new project to assess the circular economy potential of products in the EU market.
A new report by aluminium recycling organisation Alupro finds that the recycling rate for aluminum packaging has been rising year-on-year and calls for action to further improve recycling rates and quality.