Welsh firm supplying paper straws to McDonald’s granted £500k

It will support the expansion of the company, helping create around 102 new jobs

Tetra Pak says the carton’s half full for renewable energy

The packaging firm now sources 50% of its electricity from clean generation

Retailers and packaging firms to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling in Leeds pilot

The trial will last for six months and will include the installation of new facilities and engaging communication activities

Majority of UK public want to bin fruit and veg packaging

Around 92% of people said it should not be used or should be reusable

Eggs-cessive amount of Easter choccy packaging

The average proportion of chocolate to cardboard, plastic and foil in many Easter eggs is 3:1

UK firms saved £100m from the bin!

Businesses saved more than £100 million on food waste between 2012 and 2015. The achievement came as 50 retailers and manufacturers fought to achieve the ‘Courtauld Commitment 3’ (CC3) green targets. Waste charity WRAP developed and managed the CC3 agreement on behalf of the UK Government and established a group of businesses, sector bodies and food redistribution organisations to share their knowledge and experiences. […]

Britain needs ‘consistent waste system to boost recycling’

A more consistent waste management system is needed to improve Britain’s recycling rates. That’s according to a new report from the Green Alliance Circular Economy Task Force (CETF), which suggests leaving the EU will give Britain an opportunity to set up a more cohesive, fair and effective set of policies for dealing with rubbish. It suggests the […]

New packaging can join food waste in the compost!

A UK company is offering 100% compostable catering products and food packaging. Vegware’s low carbon products are made from renewable materials and can be recycled alongside food waste, solving the problem of not being able to recycle food-contaminated plastics. So far this year, the company has already saved more than four million kilograms of carbon and prevented around three and […]

Food sector cuts waste by 80,000

The food industry has reduced waste by 80,000 tonnes against 2012 levels. That’s a 3.9% reduction of carbon emissions, according to new figures released by waste prevention body WRAP. They cover the efforts of retailers such as Asda and Waitrose which have voluntarily signed up to the Courtauld Commitment – a set of targets for slashing waste. The goals include the reduction […]

Retailers squish packaging waste – slightly

High-street shops have touted their progress in cutting the amount of packaging they used in 2013 by 16,000 tonnes (16 kilo tonnes). That’s a drop of 0.6% from 2012 according to new figures released this week by waste prevention body WRAP. They cover the efforts of roughly 50 retailers such as Asda and Waitrose which are signed up to the Courtauld […]