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Manufacturers urged to scrap ‘smorgasbord’ of plastic in packaging

Manufacturers urged to scrap ‘smorgasbord’ of plastic in packaging

The UK’s Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on manufacturers to scrap the “smorgasbord” of plastics which are used in packaging for key foods...

Recycling grows up with fluorescent markers

A new technique using invisible tags to label plastic packaging could jumpstart a ‘quantum leap’ in UK recycling. Brunel University London has developed a set...

UK first as nation gears up for battery recycling plant

The UK is set for its first battery waste recycling plant following a partnership between resource efficiency company Ecosurety and Belmont Trading. The plant is...
Viridor partners with major retailers to recycle black plastic

Viridor partners with major retailers to recycle black plastic

Viridor has joined forces with three major UK retailers – Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – and food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast to...
Transparency initiative launched to boost ship recycling practices

Transparency initiative launched to boost ship recycling practices

Forum for the Future and the Sustainable Shipping Initiative have launched the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative in a bid to boost responsible ship recycling...

Report makes recommendations to reduce plastic bottle waste

A new report from the London Assembly Environment Committee makes a number of recommendations to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic bottles. Londoners consumer more...
Manufacturers urged to scrap ‘smorgasbord’ of plastic in packaging

British plastics industry launches plan of action

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched Plastics: A Vision for a Circular Economy, which outlines a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation...
Packaging business to trial coffee cup recycling

Packaging business to trial coffee cup recycling

Packaging business DS Smith is launching a series of trials ascertaining the validity of take-away coffee cup recycling next year. Commencing in January 2018, the...
Aldi throws weight behind WRAP’s plastic initiative

Aldi throws weight behind WRAP’s plastic initiative

Supermarket Aldi has thrown its weight behind WRAP’s new cross-sector initiative to transform the UK plastics system and tackle plastic pollution. The initiative aligns with...

UK wakes up and smells the coffee (cup recycling)

Veolia is rolling out a UK-wide coffee cup recycling solution underscored by trials by partners such as Costa and Starbucks. With 84% of takeaway hot...

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Record amount of new UK offshore win capacity installed in 2018

Record amount of new UK offshore win capacity installed in 2018

More than 2 GW went operational in UK waters during 2018 – enough to power over 2,300,000 homes all year round. In 2018 eight new...
Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted to invest £23bn in green energy

Ørsted has this week revealed its new strategic ambition and financial targets, including plans to invest £23 billion in green energy towards 2025. “We expect...

Solarcentury gets green light for Spanish solar power projects

British power company Solarcentury has received the green light to construct four solar parks in Seville, Spain. The projects, known as “Cerrado Cabrera”, “El primo...