JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain.Read more
EDINBURGH, UK , Feb. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -As the national media in Scotland start to raise real concerns, the Scottish Environmental Services Association (SESA), the voice of Scotland’s resources and waste management industry, today expressed deep concern on Scotland’s lack of preparedness for the 2021 landfill ban.Read more
BRUSSELS, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) is proud to announce the creation of the European Plastics Recycling Branch (EPRB).Read more
BLETCHINGDON, UK, Feb. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -The Government has today (Monday 18 February) announced four Consultations from Defra and H M Treasury, covering Reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system (Defra); Introducing a Deposit Returns Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Defra); Consistency in household and business recycling collections in England (Defra) and Plastic Packaging Tax (HMT).Read more
DAVENTRY, UK , Feb. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -A call for a ban on exports of plastic packaging for recycling has caused concern for The Recycling Association.
The report, from Policy Connect, called Plastics Packaging Plan: Achieving New Zero ‘Waste' Exports calls for "a target of net zero exports of recyclable plastic packaging by 2030 at the latest".Read more
SWINDON, UK, Feb. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -New recycling guidelines that will help retailers and brands specify and design packaging that can be reprocessed effectively in paper mills have been launched by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), in conjunction with WRAP.Read more
DAVENTRY, UK , Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -A number of MPs have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling for a ban on exports of plastics for recycling.
But The Recycling Association has warned that banning exports will only mean more plastic sent to landfill in the UK, while depriving developing countries of a useful resource.
The EDM has been signed by 35 MPs, and while it will have no influence on the law and might not even be debated in Parliament, it could help to influence the Government in its legislative direction.Read more
NEWTOWN, CT, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -The Independent Carton Group (ICG) is pleased to report that, despite continued consolidation in the folding carton industry, business growth among its membership remains strong. This is evidenced by the significant investments that ICG members continue to make in their own operations and the strength of their collective buying power.Read more