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18 Jan
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MPMA calls for greater transparency of recycling attributes
Category: Industry News
The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) feels there needs to be greater transparency of packaging materials’ recycling credentials. New research commissioned by MPM...
18 Dec
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UK to allocate £60m for sustainable packaging
Category: Industry News
The government has announced up to £60m in new funding for packaging, including potentially transforming food scraps into plastic bags. The Department for Business, Energy &...
25 Oct
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Survey results indicate plastic alternative opportunities for organic
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A new survey published by Soil Association Certification has identified ‘significant opportunities’ for organic businesses looking to utilise more card and paper-based packaging...
03 Oct
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Government ‘mulls new tax’ on retailers for cardboard waste
Category: Industry News
The government could introduce new taxes on retailers using large amounts of cardboard, as part of the Resources and Waste Strategy. While retailers currently pay towards collec...
05 Sep
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Plastics in Packaging a major focus at Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging 2018
Category: Industry News
Plastics in packaging – a hotly debated topic in the UK, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations, Luxury Packaging and ADF London 2018. The show returns to Olympia ...
10 Aug
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OPRL recyclable packaging design tool into final testing
Category: Industry News
OPRL’s PREP UK packaging design tool goes live this week with UK recycling infrastructure data for testing, ensuring recyclability assessments fully reflect current UK collectio...
23 Jul
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McDonald’s partners with Starbucks to invest in research for recyclable cup
Category: Industry News
McDonald’s has joined Starbucks as a founding member of a group attempting to commercialize a recyclable and compostable cup globally. McDonald’s is committing $5m in partnershi...
29 Jun
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Viridor, Faerch Plast, and retail giants to recycle black plastic
Category: Industry News
Viridor has teamed with Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging. The pro...
20 Jun
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McDonald’s plans to phase out plastic straws across the UK
Category: Industry News
Fast food giant McDonald’s has become the latest big foodservice name to outlaw plastic straws at its UK outlets. The restaurant chain will replace plastic straws with paper one...
14 Jun
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A perfect example of gross overpackaging!
Category: Blog, Industry News
Many mail order companies are still over-packaging items being delivered to customers, resulting in wasted materials and resources as they send out “big boxes of nothing”. These...