In response to growing public confusion over what can be recycled, On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) Ltd has launched a new UK Certification scheme, ‘Certified As Recyclable’, to provide evaluated and tested recyclability assessments.
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.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that it will be extending the plastic bag charge in England to all retailers from April 2021 as part of its ‘war on plastic waste’.
Glass recycling company Recresco has reiterated concerns from the glass industry over the mooted ‘all-in’ UK deposit return scheme (DRS) for beverage containers, warning it could have a “negative rather than a positive impact” on the UK recycling.
A YouGov study has found that the public is more conscious of its plastic footprint and is turning away from single-use water bottles amidst concerns over the rise in single-use plastics during the pandemic.