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Tesco

Tesco's reverse vending machine

Tesco has launched a reverse vending scheme in some of its stores in a bid to make it simpler for customers to recycle their packaging, as well as calling on Government to introduce a consistent approach to collection and recycling. more

Environment

Veolia is calling on designers, manufacturers and Government to work together with the recycling industry to give consumers the levels of recycled content they expect to see in plastic bottles. more

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Thames21

Londoners conduct mass survey of plastic bottles along River Thames in the wake of summer heatwave. more

Environment

OOHO

The OOHO sachets (Image: Skipping Rocks Lab)

Participants of the Harrow Half Marathon in London yesterday received water packaged in edible seaweed pouches instead of PET bottles. more

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Volvo Car Group

Volvo Cars has announced its ambition that from 2025, at least 25 per cent of the plastics used in every newly launched Volvo car will be made from recycled material. more

Materials

A summit took place in London last week between the four UK nations to discuss plans for a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers. more

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Highland Spring announces the trial of a 100 per cent recycled plastic eco bottle in a bid to decrease plastic waste. more

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Environmental goals P&G set itself have been met, and the international consumer products company has announced new targets for 2030. more

Environment

Despite the perceived outrage over marine wildlife deaths stemming from the Blue Planet II on the BBC, the wider British public is still failing to connect their buying habits to sustainable plastics consumption. more

Industry News

The Norfolk Waste Partnership has partnered with the plastics recycling charity RECOUP to put recycled plastic on the catwalk. more

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Pret

Pret has teamed up with Chilly’s to launch a range of reusable bottles and has also started a two-month trial for plastic bottle deposit return scheme. more

Industry News

The trade body for the British plastics industry, the BPF, has cautiously backed the consultation on a Deposit Return Scheme with plastic containers for England. more

Environment

The speed of a bottle change will be a top attraction with a transfer from a 110mm 1.8 L jar to 28/410 neck 300ml bottle at NPE2018. more

NPE 2018

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The sandwich chain is planning to impose a 10p refundable deposit on its own-brand plastic bottles at three of its outlets in Brighton. more

Industry News

The Queen has banned plastic from the Royal estates in a bid to tackle waste. more

Industry News

Liquid hand soap pumped direct to a PET container could reduce the carbon footprint and complexities of blow moulding, suggests Amcor. more

Machinery

A new breakthrough de-icer from Tetrosyl is being packed in custom-designed bottles produced by RPC Promens Industrial Plenmeller. more

Materials

Synvina is a joint venture to make furandicarboxylic acid for a polymer base in containers, the program will now move to building a dedicated plant in Antwerp. more

Materials

A secure flip bottle cap has been launched by RPC Massmould for Highland Spring bottled water. more

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The British Plastics Federation, the trade body for UK plastics, has heavily criticised the reliability of bottle waste statistics presented to Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee. more

Environment