WHITEHAVEN, UK, Nov. 11, 2015 (Press Release) -Cardboard collection at all of Copeland's recycling sites has been suspended after recycling banks were heavily contaminated with non-cardboard items, including meat and plastic.
Last month the council appealed for the public to be extra vigilant when visiting recycling centres after a large quantity of meat was found dumped in a cardboard recycling unit in Whitehaven. This month meat was found in another cardboard container at a different site.Read more
EDINBURGH, UK, Jan. 8, 2015 (Press Release) -
t2e has traded over one million tonnes of PRNs in calendar year 2014. 42% of this was traded through the Forward Markets, while 58% traded in the Spot Market.
With markets now open until January 2016 participants have already traded close to 200,000 tonnes of 2015 PRNs.
With less than one month to go until the 2014 Compliance Year comes to an end t2e is anticipating a busy January as participants finalise their positions.Read more
Avery Dennison has expanded its European waste disposal programme by appointing Tramonto Antonio srl, an environmental service provider, as its partner in Northern Italy.
The Vergiate, Lombardy-based company has joined a group of designated partners that collect and process waste from label products, enabling converters and brand owners to avoid disposal at landfill sites or incineration plants, and thus improve their sustainability performance.
SAO PAULO, April 9, 2014 (Press Release) -Klabin's São Leopoldo Plant, in compliance with guidelines laid down by the company for all its plants, achieved benchmark rates in environmental sustainability. The plant reached a level of 64% of reuse of waste arising from the production process and reduced by 20% rejects generated from 2009 to 2013.Read more
HARTSVILLE, SC, Feb. 19, 2014 (PRNewswire) - Sonoco Recycling, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco and one of the largest packaging recyclers in North America, today announced that Sonoco Display and Packaging's Rural Hall, N.C., facility has successfully diverted over 99 percent of its waste from landfills.Read more
BRUSSELS, Feb. 18, 2014 (Press Release) - EUROPEN's new in-depth analysis of official EU data on the evolution of packaging waste rates (1998-2011) demonstrates the packaging supply chain's continued commitment towards Europe's resource efficiency objectives. This is reflected in yearly increases in packaging recycling rates and a steady decline in packaging waste going to landfill.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 11, 2014 (Press Release) - PankaPlex, which is designed and widely used in food service applications, has now been granted the demanding compostability certificate for the substances between 190 and 240 gsm. The tests were conducted and successfully approved by the third party ISEGA Laboratory according to the European norm EN 13432 ("Packaging, Requirements for Packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation"). The norm defines the test program, conditions and the assessment criteria, which the compostable packaging has to meet.Read more
BRAMPTON, ON, Jan. 22, 2014 (Press Release) - Canadians can no longer say they'd love to recycle their old paper boxes but can't do it where they live.
That's because virtually all Canadians now have access to the convenient recycling of both corrugated boxes and paperboard or boxboard cartons. The actual access numbers, calculated by independent consulting firm, CM Consulting, are 96% and 95% of Canadians respectively. The numbers update a paper industry study conducted four years ago that placed access numbers in the 83% to 85% range.Read more
CRAWLEY, UK, Dec. 9, 2013 (Press Release) - Disposable nappies have always ended up in landfill or incineration. But now there's a new solution to this big environmental problem.
Envirocomp, a New Zealand company owned by international facilities management services group, OCS, is opening a plant at Rochester, Kent, to turn nappies into compost. It's a first for the UK.
Nappies are shredded, combined with green waste and composted. The plastics are then removed, leaving the compost.
Karen Upston, the New Zealand mother of two who founded the company, said:Read more