Recycling

Not all types of plastic food tray are recyclable

Keen to be green

By Paul Gander

Are sustainable options in packaging still as much in demand as they were before the recession hit the UK? asks Paul Gander

The new plant can handle up to 40% (25,000t) of the cartons manufactured each year for the UK food and drink market

New centre to recycle 40% of UK food and drink cartons

By Mike Stones

The UK’s only dedicated beverage carton recycling plant – capable of handling up to 40% (25,000t) of the cartons manufactured each year for the UK food and drink market – is opening today (September 3).

A new market for used cartons

First drinks carton recycling site to boost UK

By Laurence Gibbons

The UK’s first dedicated beverage carton recycling facility will bring “huge financial benefits” to the UK economy, according to the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment UK (ACE).

Novelis aims to make possible a 100% certified recycled-content can

Clean sheet on recycling for materials firm

By Paul Gander

The decision of aluminium sheet supplier Novelis to offer metal with a guaranteed, certified proportion of recycled content could pave the way for similar undertakings from other materials suppliers.

Short: the quality of sorted waste plastics is in decline

Call for mandatory regimes to raise recycling input quality

By Paul Gander

There is an unusually wide consensus across the recycling value chain that materials recovery facilities (MRFs) should be subject to mandatory, rather than voluntary, quality requirements and testing regimes when it comes to their sorted output streams.

Frances said consumer recycling was crucial to helping CCE achieve its carbon footprint reduction target

Consumer recycling key to carbon footprint: CCE

By Gary Scattergood

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has launched a study with 10 British households to understand why recycling rates are so low despite people claiming they frequently recycle.

The Courtauld Commitment targets a 5% reduction in household food and drink waste

Food firms sign up to new Courtauld waste commitment

By Michael Stones

Food manufacturers and retailers have demonstrated commitment to reducing food and drink waste as 45 companies have signed up for the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment, which was launched yesterday (May 9).

Hands believes his firm's new plant will create a new market for reprocessing used drinks cartons in the UK

UK base cuts cost of carton recycling

By Paul Gander

Combined with the latest 12.5% hike in landfill tax, the availability of UK beverage carton recycling capacity for the first time in seven years from July will doubtless spur more local authorities to launch kerbside collections.

Savings on a plate. Rodda's have recorded a 17% waste reduction in the past 12 months

Engage staff to cut waste: Dairy boss

By Laurence Gibbons

Engaging staff and treating machines like marathon runners are the keys to reducing waste, according to dairy firm Rodda’s.

Nicholl Food's new 'eco-friendly' trays

Trays make a stand for sustainability

Sustainability and convenience will be key themes at Nicholl Food's Packaging stand at Pro2Pac 2013 (March 17-20), as the firm showcases its 'eco-friendly' hybrid format and further additions to its aluminium tray ranges.

Black CPET now in recycling mix

Black CPET now in recycling mix

For the first time it will be possible for recyclers to sort black crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) food packs in mixed plastic waste streams, thanks to a novel development from a Danish packaging manufacturer.

M&S has led the pack in resource management

M&S warning: manage waste or get left behind

By Gary Scattergood

Major food businesses that refuse to move towards a circular economy business model – where waste products from one manufacturing process are reused in others – will be left behind in a rapidly shifting social and economic climate.

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