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London recycling rate is ‘rubbish’, claims environment report

The London Assembly Environment Committee has published a report that labels the UK capital’s recycling rate as “rubbish” and makes a series of robust...

British firm welcomes EU’s stance on bioplastics

UK-based Biome Bioplastics has welcomed the European Union’s decision to change legislation to recognise the role that bioplastics can play in reducing waste and...

EU waste legislation recognises benefits of bioplastics

Provisional agreements reached by the European Council and Parliament on the EU waste legislative package published by the Commission in 2015 recognise the benefits...

Feedstock standards are needed, claims BPF

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has renewed its call for the creation of standards for feedstock material in the much-maligned UK recycling industry, and...

Study highlights packaging’s role in reducing food waste

A white paper released by The American packaging association AMERIPEN has revealed the multitude of ways in which packaging reduces the problem of food...

Waitrose to eliminate black plastics trays by 2019

In response to the British government’s 25-year environmental plan, British supermarket chain Waitrose has pledged to no longer sell own-label food in black plastics...

Coca-Cola reshapes its approach towards plastics packaging

Beverage giant Coca-Cola plans to reshape its approach towards plastics packaging after declaring a global objective of collecting and recycling an equivalent of 100...

McDonald’s sets sustainability goal for 2025

Fast food giant McDonald's has committed to manufacturing all of its packaging from  renewable, recycled or certified sources by 2025 and recycling it in every...

EU to put forward plastics plan

Following China’s decision to ban imports of foreign recyclable material, the EU is to put forward an urgent plan to clean up Europe’s act and...

BPF warns Iceland that it will increase its environmental footprint

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has admitted surprise at British supermarket chain Iceland’s decision to eliminate or drastically reduce plastics packaging by the end...

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