Environmental consultancy Eunomia Research and Consulting will be running the first ever conference deposit return scheme (DRS) for coffee cups at this year’s RWM show in Birmingham.
Taking place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham over 12-13 September, RWM will this year see Eunomia team up with the NEC’s catering arm, Amadeus, to run a scheme in which food and drink retailers at the venue will offer a discount to attendees with a reusable cup.
Seven Household Waste Recycling Centres across Cornwall will now accept cartons and paper cups for recycling, due to a new partnership between Cornwall Council and The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and Environment.
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
From marine litter and the UK Plastics Pact to China’s waste ban and the future of waste and resources strategy, here are some of our key moments from a busy two days of discussion and debate at CIWM’s Resourcing the Future conference.
A new report by Green Alliance finds that £1.7 billion worth of plastics, food and electronics are lost to the UK economy each year because UK collection systems do not enable domestic reuse or recycling.
The Paper Cup Alliance, which represents UK cup manufacturers, has claimed that a levy on disposable coffee cups could cost the economy £819 million and result in 11,000 job losses in the coffee retail sector.
The European beverage carton industry is set to launch a new dedicated platform to increase carton recycling across Europe in the wake of the final ratification of the EU’s Circular Economy Packaging by the Council of Ministers.
Paper manufacturer James Cropper has set its sights on recycling some of the 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups thrown away every year in the UK, partnering with London waste collection company Paper Round.