recycling

Industry group formalised to drive recovery and recycling of paper cups

A group that has been meeting since 2012 to discuss the recovery and recycling of paper cups has been formalised into the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG). The new organisation will be managed and coordinated by LRS Consultancy and includes members from companies such as Caffè Nero, First Mile, Grundon, James Cropper, Mars …

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Amother report calls for an office for resource management, and further financial penalty for using landfill

The call for an Office for Resource Management has got louder with a report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) the latest to join the chorus. Echoing the call earlier in the week from EEF – the Manufacturers’ Organisation, IPPR has called for the creation of the Office for Resource Management in it’s …

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European Aluminium Association calls for joint non-ferrous and ferrous EU 2030 packaging targets

The decision by the European Commission to split the proposed non-ferrous and ferrous 2030 packaging targets will lead to extra cost, according to the European Aluminum Association (EAA). Under the proposals published by the European Commission last week, 80 per cent of packaging will need to be recycled or prepared for reuse by 2030. Under …

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Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises to introduce moisture inspections on paper bales

One of the leading paper exporters has announced that it has introduced inspections of bales to check for excessive moisture. Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises said that over the past three years, it has seen an unprecedented increase in the amount of moisture being recorded in UK material, with last winter being particularly bad following consistent …

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New chair of Zero Waste Scotland announced

Vic Emery has been announced as the first chair of Zero Waste Scotland. Following Zero Waste Scotland’s move to a new corporate structure from 1 July, the former managing director of BAE Systems Warship Division and current chair of the Scottish Police Authority will be head the new board following the organisation’s separation from WRAP. …

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