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UK aluminium packaging recycling rates rocket during pandemic

Aluminium packaging collected for recycling in the UK reached its highest ever level in 2020, according to the Environment Agency….

Pilot claims food-grade packaging from recycled PS

Chemical recycling has a role to play in a circular economy but should be a last resort for plastics and…

Aluminium cans ‘most valuable’ packaging material for US recyclers

The Aluminum Association published the new manifesto “Every Can Counts” to underscore the critical importance of can recycling for the…

Big step for taxing plastic packaging in the UK

A tax on plastic packaging that does have a required proportion of recycled content is due to be levied in…

Value chain targets circular flexible packaging

Guidelines to support a circular approach to flexible packaging have been launched by a partnership of more than 160 European…

Unilever packaging praised by recyclers

Unilever has been praised for the recyclability of one of its leading brands – the Cremissimo ice cream packaging –…

Every coffee cup counts, says Irish packaging recycler

Packaging producer Zeus and paper recycling major DS Smith are rolling out a nationwide coffee cup recycling solution in Ireland….

Is there hope for flexible packaging?

Plastic recycling technology provider Recycling Technologies (RT) has joined forces with energy company Total and global brands Nestlé and Mars to find a second-life solution…

New recyclability guidelines to boost packaging rates

Around 85% of paper-based packaging is recycled in Europe ever year, according to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) which…

Busy times for worldwide packaging materials sector

‘The world has a growing appetite for plastics – and Spain is no exception,’ declares Maria Rodriguez of Grupo Lantero…

RecyClass investigates the recycling challenge of modern-day packaging

RecyClass, a Brussels-based initiative dedicated to improving the recylability of packaging products, is making headway regarding plastic film. RecyClass carried…