NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2015 (New York Times) -IF you live in the United States, you probably do some form of recycling. It's likely that you separate paper from plastic and glass and metal. You rinse the bottles and cans, and you might put food scraps in a container destined for a composting facility. As you sort everything into the right bins, you probably assume that recycling is helping your community and protecting the environment. But is it? Are you in fact wasting your time?
EDINBURGH, UK, Feb. 2, 2015 (Press Release) -As the 2014 Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) compliance year ends, t2e has had another successful year with 914,011 tonnes of 2014 PRNs traded in the 2014 Compliance Year.Read more
The first year results of the Courtauld Commitment Phase 3, released today by WRAP, show an approximate 4.5% reduction of the carbon impacts of packaging, while food waste prevention efforts have led to 80% more food being redistributed.
Signatories' efforts to reduce packaging, increase recycled content and use different packaging materials has contributed to a significant reduction in the carbon impact of packaging, which is down by around 4.5%, well ahead of the 2015 target of zero increase.Read more
LONDON, Dec. 16, 2014 (The Guardian) -EU plans to tackle air pollution that causes tens of thousands of premature deaths and make countries recycle more of their rubbish are to be scrapped, according to leaked documents.
At risk are a clean air directive designed to reduce the health impacts from air pollution caused by vehicles, industry and power plants, and a waste directive that would set states the target of recycling 70% of waste by 2030.Read more
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons & the Environment (ACE) UK is the proud winner of a UK Packaging Award.
‘CSR Initiative of the Year' was awarded in recognition of ACE UK's efforts to improve the environmental and economic case for beverage carton recycling with the opening of the UK's first purpose-built carton recycling facility in September 2013.Read more
BANBURY, UK, Oct 22, 2014 (Press Release) - WRAP today announced that Julie Hill will be appointed as Chair of the WRAP Board of Trustees at the next WRAP Board meeting on 19 November.
She succeeds Peter Stone, who will retire at the WRAP Board Meeting in November.
BRUSSELS, Oct 1, 2014 (PPI Magazine) - In China more than 3.2 billion more beverage cartons were recycled in 2013 than a year earlier. Starting at zero in 2005, the market leader Tetra Pak has now achieved a 25% recovery rate, targeting the ambitious goal of 40% by 2020.Read more
DS Smith confirmed on 1st October, 2014, its acquisition of the Recycling Division of Middleton Paper for an undisclosed sum.
The Recycling Division (of Middleton Paper) currently generates circa 9,000 tonnes a year of fibre, and deals with a wide range of paper and cardboard grades. The Division was part of Middleton Paper which remains an independent merchant and converter based in Walsall, West Midlands. It has been established for 38 years and is part of the Middleton Group.Read more
MALMO, Sweden, Sept 18, 2014 (Press Release) - Unique on the market today, Green PP is an innovative bio-based material that offers all the functional benefits of conventional PP and is fully recyclable. Unlike the majority of plastics, which come from fossil fuels, Green PP is created from renewable resources - it is made from plants.
Consequently, Green PP enables restaurant and catering managers to ensure quality, minimize the environmental impact of their business, and send an attractive message to eco-conscious customers and staff.Read more