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Supermarket chain Asda plans to achieve its commitment to using 30% recycled content in its plastic packaging by the end of 2020, five years ahead of schedule.
SIG to produce beverage cartons from recycled plastic waste
Aseptic packaging solution provider SIG has started producing beverage cartons with recycled polymer from post-consumer plastic waste.
P&G home care brands to double recycled plastic in packaging
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has announced it will double the recycled plastic content in its packaging for household cleaning brands in Europe by early next year.
BP’s new technology to recycle previously unrecyclable PET plastics
BP has developed a technology that can recycle polyethene terephthalate (PET), which is a plastic waste that was previously considered unrecyclable. The new technologyBP Infinia can transform PET waste into new, virgin-quality feedstocks.
The mandatory 5p plastic bag levy has changed the way British consumers shop, with 78% saying they now reuse plastic bags more often, according to the latest research from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
The UK Government has awarded up to £1m of funding to help tackle waste crime in the UK and prevent illegal waste from being shipped abroad.
Unilever-owned personal care brand Dove has announced it will begin using new 100% recycled plastic (PCR) bottles. According to the plan, the company is planning to reduce virgin plastic waste by over 20,500t annually.
Ecosurety funds ‘tag & trace’ packaging recycling technology trial
Funded by Ecosurety and led by waste conversion firm Econpro, a 40-day trial is being run for Polytag. Polytag is a technology platform that is being developed to allow manufacturers to track packaging from the point of manufacture so it can be recycled in batches of identical-grade and colour plastic.