packaging recycling News

  • 44% of packaging recycled in Spain

    Fedemco (Spanish federation of manufacturers of wooden crates and their components) has collaborated with Ecoembes (a government-mandated company which finances, coordinates and promotes recycling of waste) on an analysis of the status of waste from containers, packaging and wooden pallets in Spain in 2005 with regard to the goals included in the 2004/12/CE Directive. This specified a minimum ...


  • Space-saving cardboard box disposal

    Light, easy to use and, most importantly, fully recyclable – cardboard boxes are becoming increasingly popular as packaging material The members of the Corrugated Cardboard Industry Association (Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie) alone sold around 1.9 billion square meters in the first quarter of 2017. However, recycling used cardboard boxes can be problematic, not least because the folded ...

  • Sustainable packaging coalition report provides guidance on using recycled fiber in packaging

    Recognizing the growing interest in increasing recycled content in packaging as a sustainability strategy, GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition has released a report on the opportunities and challenges for using recycled fiber in packaging. Guidelines for Recycled Content in Paper and Paperboard Packaging outlines opportunities to use recycled content in 20 common retail packaging ...

  • Sustainable packaging coalition report facilitates the use of recycled content in packaging

    The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has released a report on the opportunities and challenges for using recycled content in plastic packaging applications. Guidelines for Increasing Post Consumer Recycled Content in Plastic Packaging addresses common issues and strategies for increasing recycled content in common beverage, dairy, electronic, household care and laundry, pharmaceutical, ...

  • 5% increase for plastic recycling Packaging Regulations target

    Despite its unquestionable contribution to society, plastics packaging still gets a bad press and is under significant pressure for the environmental impact it causes as waste. The Packaging Regulations target for plastic recycling has been increased by 5% per year until 2017, requiring a near doubling of current recycling levels and an annual increase of 100,000 tonnes but there are concerns ...

  • Recycled packaging helps online retailer become CarbonNeutral

    Redesigning packaging and ensuring all delivery boxes are made of 100% recyclable material are just two of the ways ASOS.com has become the first CarbonNeutral online fashion retailer. ASOS.com partnered with The CarbonNeutral Company, a provider of carbon reduction solutions, to achieve CarbonNetural status through a combination of internal initiatives and the purchase of carbon ...

  • UK on track to meet packaging recycling targets

    The UK looks largely on track to meet its packaging recycling and recovery targets by the end of 2009, according to industry experts. But achieving the steel target may be difficult. According to figures published last week by the Environment Agency via the National Packaging Waste Database for the second quarter of 2009, more than 1.59 million tonnes of packaging was recycled. This was up from ...

  • New Luton plant for laminate packaging recycling

    Waste firms or producers looking to recycle their laminate packaging waste such as drink cartons, toothpaste tubes and coffee sachets can now test this at a new engineering facility in Luton. Privately funded environmental technology solutions firm Enval has opened the new pilot plant in the town. The company, originally a spin-out from the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of ...

  • Packaging Waste

    Untitled Document By now, all EU Member States should have transposed into their national legislation an EU Directive setting ...


  • ‘Significant’ progress in REFLEX flexible packaging recyclability project

    Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative R&D project involving high-profile global brands. Axion is working with a number of partners on the REFLEX project; Amcor Ltd, Dow Chemical Company Ltd, ...

  • Pioneering Project Aims to Recycle More Flexible Packaging

    TOMRA Sorting Ltd is part of the REFLEX project, which aims to create a circular economy for flexible packaging by involving the whole supply chain, from polymer production and packaging manufacture to waste management and recycling. Axion Consulting is leading an innovative collaborative project involving high-profile global brands aimed at significantly improving the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Axion: Laying down markers for plastic packaging recycling

    New developments in marker technologies for sorting plastic packaging should not be viewed as ‘the answer’ to increasing recycling rates, however they could be valuable in other ways leading to higher quality and value in recycling, suggests Axion Consulting. While methods to detect different polymer types, such as fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks, offer exciting potential ...

  • UK meets packaging recycling and recovery targets

    The UK has met its packaging recycling and recovery targets, new figures show. The Environment Agency has published the targets on the National Packaging Waste Database for quarter four of 2009. More than 1.86 million tonnes of packaging was recovered and recycled in Q4, meaning that the UK has met its targets. Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) trading platform Environment Exchange managing ...

  • Pioneering project aims to recycle more flexible packaging

    Axion Consulting is leading an innovative collaborative project involving high-profile global brands aimed at significantly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging and diverting more of it from landfill. The two-year REFLEX project, funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, aims to create a circular economy for flexible packaging – from confectionery wrappers to ...

  • Packaging waste targets

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has set ambitious targets to recycle more than 70% of packaging waste by 2020 and to make the packaging recovery note system more transparent. The consultation is spilt into three main parts which include: New recovery and recycling targets for packaging waste for 2011-20 for obligated businesses; Strengthened ...

  • 2012 packaging compliance

    We have previously reported on the difficulties facing the glass reprocessing sector and the possibility that 2012 targets would not be met. The final data for the 2012 compliance year was not expected until early April, but with the concerns surrounding the final outcome, the EA released provisional end of year data on 11 February. Quarter 3 data had left a vast gap in the amount of glass ...

  • Steady Increases in Recycling for ACH Foam Technologies & EPS Packaging Industry

    The recently released 2010 EPS Recycling Rate Report conducted by the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers (AFPR) demonstrates steady growth in the amount of Expanded polystyrene (EPS) packaging recycling since the 1990s. AFPR releases recycling rates every 2 years. Total EPS recycling ...


  • Europe now recycles two-thirds of its steel packaging, says APEAL

    Over 2.5 million tonnes of food/drinks cans and other steel containers were recycled in Europe during 2006. This equates to a recycling rate of 66% - an increase of five percentage points compared to 2005, according to latest figures from the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL). The statistics show that top performers were Belgium and Germany on 93% and 89% of steel ...


    By Recycling International

  • LGA survey: supermarkets not doing enough to make packaging easier to recycle

    Supermarkets Waitrose and Lidl have the least recyclable packaging in the UK, according to a new study by the Local Government Association. In its third survey, War on waste, the LGA said that while the total weight of supermarket food packaging had reduced in the past two years, almost 40 per cent still cannot be easily recycled.Waitrose had the third-lowest percentage of recyclable packaging ...

  • Continental Disc Corporation initiates green packaging effort utilizing recycled materials

    Continental Disc Corporation has instituted a plan to maximize the amount of recycled material used in their product packaging and shipping containers. Currently, recycled material is being used on Continental Disc Corporation’s popular ICON rupture disc and SANITRX® rupture disc product packaging, but plans are underway to replace other existing product packaging methods with more ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you