Food packaging manufacturer Faerch has announced the introduction of a new product family that it says could replace all the UK’s carbon black-based colours of ready meal packaging made from Crystalline Polyethylene Terephthalate (CPET) within three years.
Faerch’s new product family is made using 80 per cent post-consumer recycled mixed-colour PET. It is near-infrared (NIR) detectable in optical sorting systems used in the UK’s recycling infrastructure, retains the same benefits as... More
Eunomia Chairman Dominic Hogg welcomes the release of the four consultations on packaging waste and recycling promised in the Resources and Waste Strategy, while asking whether a lack of system thinking in the consultation process will impede the creation of a coherent final system
A sustainable plastic toothbrush and a recycled plastic wine bottle are among the innovative products in the running for this year’s Best Recycled Plastic Product Innovation and Sustainability in Plastics Recycling awards.
UK retailer Iceland has introduced the first in-store reverse vending machine in Northern Ireland as it continues its efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of single-use plastics on the environment.
Critics have panned the BBC’s coverage of the controversial material, which the EU is in the process of restricting, with naturalist Chris Packham failing to declare his paid position as adviser with an oxo-plastics company during a televised discussion on the material.
The European Recycling Platform UK (ERP UK) has become the latest company to join the expanding membership of the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme as it seeks to boost consumer engagement in recycling and boost recycling rates.
This autumn, Taiwan hosted its first trade exhibition and conference dedicated to the circular economy. Charles Newman reports on the innovations that reflect this new focus on managing the flow of waste materials into new products.
Key stakeholders have largely welcomed the publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), calling it a “blueprint for the future” and “bold and radical”, though some reservations remain.
Plans to introduce separate food waste collections to every household in England by 2023 and ensure producers pay for the costs of managing their waste packaging have been included in the long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy.