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  • Packaging Waste

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


  • Public shuns packaging waste

    Almost everyone believes there should be less packaging on products, but less than half claim excess packaging would stop them buying something they wanted.   A survey carried out by cosmetics retailer Lush suggests that 98% of people ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hospital waste in new packaging

    Transport and storage company Van Egmond has recently been selling a new type of packaging for hospital waste, which is more environmentally friendly than commonly used packaging. Van Egmond's Septosystem consists of heavy damp-resistant cardboard, with a plastic bag inside, whereas the packaging currently used are made of polypropylene, a polymer with numerous applications in medicine because ...


  • Update on glass Packaging waste targets

    The new targets for the Packaging Waste Regulations were approved by Parliament before Christmas and have therefore taken effect for this year. For glass, the overall target stays the same at 81%, but the Regulations now require 63% of this to be met with PRNs from melt applications - bottle manufacture, insulation etc. The expectation was this this would be 63% of the 81%. However, the ...

  • Diamond Packaging Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Status

    Diamond Packaging today announced that it has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, an important milestone towards meeting its future goal of zero waste to landfill. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits. Zero ...


  • Are you Aware of Your Packaging Waste Responsibilities?

    Are businesses aware that packaging producers must comply with the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997? Many businesses don’t realise that they qualify as a producer and could be exposing themselves to hefty penalties for non-compliance. Producers can be packaging manufacturers, importers of packaged goods or even sellers of packaged goods. If your ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Big guns join battle against packaging waste

    Some of the biggest companies in the country have joined forces to cut the amount of packaging they use for their products. Coca-Cola, Nestle and Cadbury Schweppes are among nine high street names that have signed the government-backed Courtauld Commitment packaging reduction agreement. In doing so they have pledged to halt packaging waste growth by next year, deliver cuts by 2010 and find ways ...

  • Dell Commits to Waste-Free Packaging Stream by 2020

    Dell today announced ambitious sustainable packaging initiatives, including goals for a waste-free packaging stream by 2020 and a new wheat straw material that turns agricultural waste into boxes. The company will achieve its waste-free packaging goals by 2020 through two avenues: Ensuring that 100 percent of Dell packaging is sourced from sustainable materials, including recycled and ...


  • US and UK authorities clamp down on packaging waste

    With Wal-Mart mandating reductions in packaging, the cost of fuel for freight shipments increasing every day, and everyone realizing that the “other” petroleum product—plastic—should be used more efficiently too, the past year has brought a sudden interest not only in product ingredients, but in how products are packaged. At a very basic level, the more packaging there is on a product, the ...

  • HP cuts notebook shipping waste with innovative packaging

    Walmart has named HP the winner of its Home Entertainment Design Challenge, singling out the technology company for further reducing the environmental impact of personal computers. The HP Pavilion dv6929 Entertainment Notebook features an innovative design that reduces product packaging by 97 percent, conserving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions by removing the equivalent of one out of every four ...


    By HP

  • Recycling waste packages in Japan. Construction waste recovery - Mariusz Grabda

    Dr. Eng. Mariusz Grabda is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Environmental Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, and currently a post-doc fellow in the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University in Japan. His primary research concerned on utilization of geothermal heat and natural utilization of sewage sludge. In recent years, his ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • 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 ...


  • Packaging `designed for the dump`

    Global: The 'Make It, Take It' campaign, launched by the US Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups, has shone a merciless spotlight on major drinks brand Capri Sun. The consortium declares that the pouches fusing aluminium with plastic are virtually 'impossible' to recycle. According to the campaign, a little under 1.5 billion Capri Sun pouches become waste ...


    By Recycling International

  • Revolutions come in small packages

    A device that fits into standard electrical sockets and which allows users to monitor and reduce their energy footprint has the power to revolutionize how we use electrical energy. The TALKINGplug device "talks" or communicates by measuring and wirelessly transmitting power usage to the Internet. ZEROmeter software allows users to see how much energy their appliances consume. A patented RFID ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New packaging strategy announced

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched its long awaited Packaging Strategy at the Futuresource Conference. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn was speaking at the event organised by the Charted Institution of Waste Management and the Environmental Services Association at the Excel Centre in London (09 June). ...

  • Spectroquant new package size

    Optimize your cost per test Merck has introduced new pack sizes for Spectroquant® water analysis test kits. As the world’s leading provider of testing solutions for drinking and wastewater testing, we constantly strive to optimize our products for your testing needs – especially in terms of user-friendliness and usability. The latest example of these efforts involves pack ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • Asda joins forces with INCPEN to help tackle packaging waste

    Retail giant Asda has partnered with the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment, the packaging research organisation, to help Asda cut its packaging waste. The supermarket has already reduced its packaging on its own label products by 25% in the last 12 months, and will now work with packaging manufacturers, material suppliers and retailers under Incpen’s guidance, in a bid to ...

  • UK paper packaging waste recovery levels smash targets, rising to 84%

    Data released from the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) shows that the UK paper packaging recycling industry has smashed its targets within the Packaging Waste Regulations.If the 2007 NPWD recovery levels for paper packaging waste are maintained into 2008 then the UK will achieve a recovery rate for UK paper packaging waste of 78% against an EU Directive target of 60%. In terms of UK ...

  • Smart Plastic Packaging Can Reduce the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Food Waste

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The month of August has 50 recognized holidays and national observances surrounding food, including National S'mores Day, National Lemonade Day and National Ice Cream Sandwich day. Despite all of the attention devoted to celebrating America's favorite foods, billions of pounds of food are ...


    By Plastics Make it Possible

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