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Morrisons rolls out Podback coffee pod recycling across its stores

Morrisons rolls out Podback coffee pod recycling across its stores

Morrisons is introducing dedicated coffee pod collection points in over 350 stores nationwide in collaboration with Podback, the pod recycling service. The rollout of the new recycling points will commence in June. With the launch of the in-store collection points, customers can drop off filled bags at Morrisons stores as part of their regular shopping...

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DS Smith expects Brits to spend heavily on Easter eggs with recycling still a concern

DS Smith expects Brits to spend heavily on Easter eggs with recycling still a concern

New research has revealed that despite 69% of Brits believing that Easter eggs come in excessive packaging, they plan to purchase over 156 million of these seasonal chocolate treats this year. The poll, commissioned by DS Smith, found that almost half (47%) of the population intends to buy three or more chocolate eggs this Easter....

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Podback reaches one million household milestone for kerbside recycling collections

Podback reaches one million household milestone for kerbside recycling collections

Podback, a recycling scheme launched by Nestlé and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK in April 2021, has reported that over one million UK households can now recycle their used coffee pods through the kerbside recycling service provided by sixteen local authorities. The London Borough of Havering is the latest partner to join the programme, while Podback’s...

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Timberpak and Pearce Recycling Company join forces

Timberpak and Pearce Recycling Company join forces

Timberpak Ltd has made a significant investment in Pearce Recycling Company Ltd, which is one of the biggest names in wood and waste recycling in the UK. This investment secures the relationship between the two companies and follows a successful partnership that began with the launch of Timberpak Pearce Ltd in 2016. On 1st November,...

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Pot Noodle trials paper packaging with Tesco

Pot Noodle trials paper packaging with Tesco

Pot Noodle is trialling paper packaging across 500,000 of its Chicken & Mushroom flavoured pots exclusively in Tesco. The paper packaging, which has been in development by Pot Noodle owner Unilever for three years, will remain the same shape as the original plastic pots. Made from FSC-certified paper, the pots feature a single layer of...

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UK’s new pledge to end plastic pollution

UK’s new pledge to end plastic pollution

THE Environment Secretary has this week started talks with businesses, environmental groups, scientists and civil society on shaping a legally-binding global treaty that aims to end plastic pollution by 2040. Plastic pollution is one of the greatest global environmental challenges we currently face and it is predicted that unless action is taken there will be...

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Enva expands farm plastics recycling business in Ireland

Enva expands farm plastics recycling business in Ireland

ENVA has completed the acquisition of Ireland’s largest farm film plastic recycler, ADN Materials Limited, for an undisclosed amount.   ADN, based in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, processes contaminated farm film plastic recycling it into light density polyethylene (LDPE) pellets for reuse in the manufacturing of farm film plastic wrapping sheet and exterior plastic furniture. The...

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UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

How Alfred H Knight helped Tom White to design one of the most sophisticated MRFs of its kind UK WASTE streams are evolving. Updates to the way food is packaged and ever-changing consumer buying and recycling habits are making predicting the types and levels of materials found in our bins and skips increasingly difficult. This...

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‘Unlock your windows’ wealth’, says Veka Recycling boss as company turns 15

‘Unlock your windows’ wealth’, says Veka Recycling boss as company turns 15

DESPITE the terrible press it can get in environmental circles, plastic really is a fantastic product – when used correctly, insisted VEKA Recycling Managing Director Simon Scholes. “There’s nothing else like it to solve the problems it solves. But we absolutely need to use it correctly, and that means recycling it. Plastic, such as the...

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