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In a bid to tackle the amount of plastic that finds its way into the sea, Asda is equipping all its supplier’s fleets with hardwearing and durable bags so crews on over 500 vessels can now collect plastic waste while bringing in a catch Read more

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The labels are modelled on consumer research insights, conducted as part of OPRL’s Labelling Rules review. Read more

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The 2018/19 report and data shows that one billion problematic and unnecessary single use plastic items are to be eliminated by the end of 2020, and that Pact members are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable Read more

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Aimed at local authorities and business working in the recycling and reprocessing sector, the report provides an update on key developments over the past few years and highlights challenges and opportunities into the next decade Read more

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Aimed at senior figures within the investment community, the event was attended by 70 people, including representatives from numerous leading investment companies, and featured presentations from WRAP, the BPF, and PlasticsEurope Read more

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Manufacturers urged to adopt new guidelines for recyclability of household rigid packaging. Read more

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WRAP has published a list of eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics that The UK Plastics Pact members are expected to remove from shelves by the end of 2020 Read more

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The new grants have been launched as part of the £18 million Resource Action Fund, launched by Defra in May 2019, and are focusing on increasing reprocessing infrastructure for plastics and textiles Read more

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Progressing the work of the Pact as part of its Second Nature sustainability strategy, Cranswick has delivered true action against the initial pledge Read more

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The report details the pledges members have made to take action against the Pact’s targets in the near future Read more

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The Circular Economy Fund will help Wales to reach the milestones of 70 per cent recycling by 2025, and 100 per cent by 2050, as set out in the Welsh Government’s Towards Zero Waste waste strategy Read more

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WRAP will continue its delivery of the successful Recycle Now citizen campaign alongside broader recycling messages, while OPRL will remain responsible for on-pack recycling messages, using Recycle Now iconography under exclusive license Read more

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The report has called on the Government to make fashion retailers take responsibility for the waste they create Read more

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Document outlines key actions it recommends businesses should take to ensure sustainable use of plastics; says “significant investment” must be made to meet proposed milestones. Read more

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WRAP has reported on the first 100 days' of progress following the launch of the UK Plastics Pact.

Marcus Gover has said that WRAP has been “delighted” by the response and commitment from innovators, designers, manufacturers, retailers and the reprocessing industry to embrace the UK Plastic Pact. Read more

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The director of Vanden Recycling, David Wilson, has spoken out regarding the recently announced Plastics Pact from WRAP. Read more

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WRAP has launched a “world-leading” initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics that tackles the causes of plastics waste and pollution and keeps it out of the environment. Read more

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Black plantpots have been notoriously difficult to recycle as NIR scanning is unable to detect carbon black. Aeroplas has developed kerbside recyclable plantpots for the sustainable gardener. Read more

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The British Plastics Federation has fired back at plans from the Government to rid the food industry of plastic packaging by the year 2042 AD. Read more

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Commitment from corporate brands to use recycled materials, an upswing in quality and investment in infrastructure are key factors needed for the successful future of the UK’s recycling industry. Read more

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