UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced that 10 university-led projects will receive £8 million of funding to tackle plastic pollution under the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge.
With over half of the UK public agreeing that sustainability is a key factor in choosing the clothes they wear, WRAP has urged UK businesses to demonstrate their commitment to tackling the carbon footprint of producing clothes by joining Textiles 2030.
Green Alliance research finds that identifying and penalising producers of low-quality electronics could drive efficiencies annually worth up to 800,000 tonnes of avoided carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
UK supermarket Tesco is set to trial new recycled food-grade soft plastic packaging on a range of cheeses in its stores this week, the first time that soft plastic packaging has been recycled into safe food-grade packaging.
Eunomia Research and Consulting has announced that it will be providing technical support to Zero Waste Scotland and the National Bed Federation (NBF) on a project to assess extended producer responsibility (EPR) approach to improve mattress circularity in Scotland.
The Covid-19 pandemic has raised urgent questions about public health and hygiene in almost every sector of society, with packaging no exception. With consumers and retailers turning back to single-use for hygiene reasons, what does the future hold for reusables? Olivia Rutherford investigates.
Fibre-based packaging company DS Smith has developed hygienic boxes to provide essential provisions and vital medications to those practicing social distancing or self-isolating during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The European Commission has today (11 March) published its new Circular Economy Action Plan, outlining measures to ensure that products are designed to last longer and are easier to reuse, repair and recycle.
Toiletries company Andrex has received Water UK’s ‘Fine to Flush’ accreditation for its range of washlet wet wipes, with the certification logo set to be rolled out across all products from spring 2020.