The Reflex project aims to raise the amount of recycled flexible packaging

Grappling with flexible film recycling

By Paul Gander

A project aiming to boost the volumes of packaging films recycled in the UK will encourage simpler (but not lower-performing) structures, help drive the development of barrier coatings and adhesives and seek to establish the use of machine-readable marks...

Labour's policy reversal on food waste has been slammed

Labour does a u-turn on landfill ban for food waste

By Rick Pendrous

The Labour Party’s decision to drop plans to make a ban on food waste being sent to landfill part of its 2015 election manifesto has been slammed by companies that convert food waste into reusable energy, fertiliser and animal feed.

Courtauld signatories boosted the amount of waste food redistributed to needy consumers

Food waste progress, but more needed

By Rod Addy

The food industry is struggling with food waste reduction, despite achieving some significant milestones, according to the charity Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Researchers at York University have discovered a way to turn food waste into cash

York researchers help food firms turn waste into cash

By Rick Pendrous

Researchers from the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York are working with local food manufacturers in Yorkshire and Humberside to find ways of deriving useful materials from food waste.

Common purpose: Reuse's Jamie Brown with Ardagh's Sharon Crayton

Better recyclate quality demanded

By Paul Gander

Caught between brand owners demanding more recycled material in their packs and local authorities reluctant to invest in better collection and sorting, packaging businesses are looking to technology to improve recyclate quality and yields.

Wright: 'As a business we want to be leading from the front'

Eco-friendly plan blooms at Tulip

By Rod Addy

Meat processor Tulip has launched a packaging overhaul in an effort to slash waste and greenhouse gas emissions, signalling its commitment to the Waste & Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) Courtauld Commitment 3.

Diverting food waste from landfill could save food firms up to 45% of costs

Food waste remains a costly problem

By Rick Pendrous

Food manufacturers could increase their profits by over 10%, simply by more effectively using the waste they generate, claims a specialist food recycling organisation.

People are failing to recycle because they don't trust their rubbish will actually be recycled

Top three barriers preventing consumers recycling

By Laurence Gibbons

Bad habits, misconceptions and a lack of trust are the three main barriers preventing consumers from recycling, according to research by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and the University of Exeter.

Behaviour change in consumers is the third stage of action for the CCC

Carlsberg: probably the best sustainable supplier rethink

By Paul Gander

Denmark’s Carlsberg Group is creating a new model for supply chain co-operation on sustainability, with targets for achieving ‘cradle-to-cradle’ certified packaging in different materials every year for the next three years.

Bright future ahead for carton recycling

Get on top of the recycling game

It will be easier to recycle cartons in future, thanks to the launch of a new product from Tetra Pak, which lets consumers detach plastic tops from carton sleeves, enabling them to be recycled separately


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