Packaging





The problem with plastic film recycling

As more of us aim to do our bit for the environment by recycling as much as we can, many people are still left confused about what can and can’t be recycled.




Energy from Waste predictions for 2019

From the Chancellor’s coffee cup levy proposal, to the implementation of deposit return schemes, 2018 was not only a key year for the war against single-use plastics, but also in re-evaluating the resource potential of waste.
















Are three weekly collections a good idea?

Three weekly collections were first introduced by Falkirk Council over two years ago, and now over 18 local authorities have followed suit and are providing similar extended frequency collections. As a result, there is mounting interest about what a council needs to consider prior to changing their service.


Wake up and smell the coffee

The UK gets through an estimated five billion disposable cups a year, but just a fraction are recycled. Campaigners and consumers want action, but will a new industry manifesto be enough to prevent a tax? David Burrows reports


Moving forward with foodservice packaging

The hiatus in UK governmental policy and EU directives doesn't mean the foodservice packaging supply chain can afford to stand still. Diverting resources from landfill will require action from every part of the chain. David Burrows, freelance writer, reports from the recent Foodservice Packaging Association's seminar.