Environment

Agostini: calling for more chemical recycling facilities for PET

Nestlé UK boss calls for more plastics recycling

By Rick Pendrous

Nestlé UK’s chief executive Stefano Agostini has called for the UK plastics recycling infrastructure to be dramatically improved to help food and drink brand owners meet challenging new recycling targets.

Snowdon (pictured): 'The most obvious intangible cost is the unpaid labour to make the whole system work'

Hidden £1.7bn cost of deposit return schemes

By James Ridler

Deposit return schemes for plastic drinks bottles could cost the UK economy £1.7bn in unpaid labour, outweighing the yearly fee for running the scheme, an industry expert has claimed.

ZTP's new dashboard allows manufacturers to manage energy consumption

ZTP platform tracks energy consumption

By Ellie Woollven

A system designed to help users monitor and forecast their energy usage, analyse current market prices, forecast future prices and build in accurate risk calculations has been introduced by energy software and management consultancy ZTP.

Ten members of staff were left hospitalised after a chemical leak at Bakkavor's Wigan site

Bakkavor gas leak leaves 10 hospitalised

By James Ridler

A gas leak at prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor’s Wigan factory has hospitalised 10 members of staff last night (Tuesday 12 March) and forced the evacuation of the site.

Glass manufacturers are focusing on recycling over green production (Photo credit: I-O)

Glass firms eye major recycling boost

By Paul Gander

Market forces are incentivising glass manufacturers to prioritise recycling rates over greener glass production, an industry body has claimed.

Vegan diets and climate change will be key drivers for innovation in food and drink manufacturing

Big food brands slow to innovate

By James Ridler

Food and drink brands are failing to cater to changing consumer preferences for plant-based products and less packaging, according to an environmental pressure group.

A more cohesive approach to food and packaging waste is need, said Clothier

Business leaders' forum

Wyke Farms boss calls for packaging collection reform

By James Ridler

The Government needs to rethink the way food and packaging waste is collected and recycled to prevent confusion among businesses and consumers, according to Wyke Farms managing director Richard Clothier.

The Government's new Resource and Waste strategy will force food manufacturers to pay for their own recycling costs

Food manufacturers forced to pay recycling costs

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers will be forced to pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste under the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, as it introduces annual food waste reporting.

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to eliminate their use of ‘mixed plastics’

UK recycling faces ‘mixed plastics’ challenge

By Paul Gander

Food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to optimise their polyethylene terephthalate (PET) streams and eliminate their use of ‘mixed plastics’ to enable better recycling recovery rates.

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