WRAP announces winners of plastic waste solution competition

WRAP has announced four schemes that have won grants totalling nearly £1 million, as part of a UK research and innovation (UKRI) competition to...

Packaging giant aligns sustainability ambitions with SBT initiative

SMURFIT Kappa has revealed it has signed a commitment to align its CO2 target with the Science Based Target (SBT) initiative. The SBT is a...

SIG gives backing to Recover Better campaign

SIG has announced it has joined with other companies committed to climate action to release a joint Recover Better statement, which calls on governments...

Findings from study into DRS alternative unveiled

GREENREDEEM has unveiled the results from its study into a potential alternative to a deposit return scheme.   The study came amidst ongoing discussions over the...

Sea spray could be ejecting marine plastics into the atmosphere study finds

A study has found that 'hundreds of thousands' of tonnes of microplastics could be blowing ashore from the sea breeze every year. The study, by...
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Mixed response to Scottish Parliament’s DRS approval

THE news that the Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of regulations for a deposit return scheme (DRS) has been met with a mixed...
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Scottish parliament approves DRS regulations

THE Scottish parliament has voted in favour of the regulations for a deposit return scheme (DRS). The vote means that, from 1 July 2022, all...

‘Ground-breaking formula’ said to enhance biodegradability of plastic packs

LIFESTYLE Packaging has announced the introduction of BioPAC to the UK market. Described as a 'ground-breaking formula' that will degrade plastic packaging in 10 years,...

New guide offers packaging advice for socially-distanced catering models

COMPOSTABLE packaging specialist Vegware has created a 24-page guide to help foodservice businesses plan for socially-distanced service models. The Edinburgh-headquartered business revealed disposables are in...

Smurfit Kappa records ‘significant progress’ in reducing CO2 emissions

SMURFIT Kappa is making 'significant progress' in reducing its relative CO2 emissions, according to its 13th annual Sustainable Development Report (SDR). The paper-based packaging provider...