The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced that £475,000 of funding has been made available for refill projects in the second round of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) competition.With funding coming from the UK Government’s Plastics Research and Innovation Fund (PRIF) as part of the UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects, the competition will award grants of between £50,000-£150,000 to projects that trial new ways of implementing refill infrastructure in existing or... More
85 per cent of Brits believe that food packaging should be compostable, with two thirds of those asked agreeing that the food industry should lead the move towards compostable packaging, according to the results of a new Populus poll released today (8 July).
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the government to accelerate the transition to a circular economy as part of a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the climate crisis, reiterating its call for a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.
The risk posed to the waste and resources sector by Brexit has increased over the last few months, with the UK falling further behind EU standards and ambition, according to Greener UK’s latest Brexit Risk Tracker.
Plans to include fuels made from non-renewable materials in the EU’s renewable energy plans could undermine recycling progress, according to a new policy briefing by Zero Waste Europe, Bellona Europe and Rethink Plastic.
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.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) are working with packaging compliance company Valpak to update the PackFlow material reports in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government has told local authorities that there will be no flexibility in the recyclable materials that they will be required to collect from households under collections consistency plans, but there may be room for manoeuvre on how those materials are collected.
Behaviour change company Greenredeem has called on Defra to reconsider its plans to roll out a deposit return scheme (DRS) for single-use beverage containers and invest instead in convenient recycling solutions that create ‘sustained behaviour change’.
A new study released last week (8 May) supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) suggests that regulatory barriers and technological ‘lock-in’ are hampering plastic packaging recycling efforts.
Vegware, a compostable packaging company, has published interactive guidance to assist caterers get “back to business” and adapt to the socially distanced catering brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Almost half of councils have plans to reopen their Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) within the next two weeks, according to the latest Covid-19 local authority impacts survey, while recycling collections have experienced a slight increase in disruption.