packaging waste collection News

  • 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 ...


  • Separate collection of organic waste from 2015

    The amendment of the German Closed Substance Cycle and Waste Managment Act obliges the German households from 2015 to collect their organic waste in a separate bin. The European member states have to implement the stipulations of the underlying EU revision of the Waste Framework Directive into national law. Domestic waste consists by up to 40 % of organic material. The German Federal Association ...


  • The automated waste collection system installed in Pamplona collected more than 2.400 tons of waste during its first year

    This February, the Ros Roca automated waste collection system located on the city center of Pamplona celebrated its first anniversary. This system gives more space to pedestrians, reduces odors and eliminates noise and traffic problems caused by collection trucks. The new system, which has 35 urban collection points and 118 boxes, collected more than 2.400 tons of waste during its first year. ...


    By Ros Roca Environment

  • 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.

  • Battery collection consultation launches

    A consultation on Government plans to bring in producer responsibility for battery collection and recycling was launched yesterday. The draft regulations cover the handling of portable, industrial and automotive batteries. Business and Economics Minister Ian Pearson said: “This consultation sets out the proposed systems for introducing producer responsibility for diverting many portable, ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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). ...

  • School and hospital waste collections could cost local authorities £38M

    Waste collection costs for local authorities in England and Wales could increase by £38.8 million if they are requested to collect the 600,000 tonnes of waste from Schedule 2 premises currently collected by commercial operators, new research suggests. Schedule 2 premises include schools, hospitals and charity shops. (See below) Schedule 2 of the Controlled Waste Regulations (CWR) sets out the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Prudent Valpak secures waste packaging recovery notes for 2008

    Packaging compliance scheme Valpak has secured enough packaging recovery notes to comply on behalf of its membership for 2008. It said it has also secured a substantial pool of “carry over” materials meaning its PRN stock is protected for the early part of 2009. Perceived PRN shortages for steel in 2009, have already threatened to push up prices.MRW reportedthat concerns that Defra will not ...

  • WRAP reviews de-packaging equipment

    The Waste and Resources Action Programme has reviewed de-packaging equipment for food waste in order to encourage more efficient food waste reprocessing. WRAP commissioned SLR Consulting to review available equipment which segregates packaging from food waste. The Review of Food Waste De-packaging Equipment was published on 4 August. The review provides anaerobic digestion and in-vessel ...

  • Introducing BBMG`s collective prize

    Presented with Sustainable Industries, pro bono grant open to enterprises under $25MM in annual revenue In the new communications paradigm, you don't market to customers. You market with them. That's the vision behind BBMG's Collective Prize℠, a $100,000 in-kind package of consumer insights and brand ...

  • Concerns raised over packaging targets

    Packaging trade bodies have raised concerns over proposed Government packaging targets for 2020. In March, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs set new recovery and recycling targets for packaging waste for 2011-20 for obligated businesses. Businesses were set targets to recycle approximately 86% of paper by 2020, 69% of glass, 70% of aluminium, 75% of steel, 57% of plastic and ...

  • Packaging Strategy receives mixed response

    The announcement of the new Packaging Strategy has received a mixed response from key industry players. The Waste & Resources Action Programme chief executive Liz Goodwin said: “Packaging waste is a major issue for shoppers, local authorities and retailers – and we need to join forces to tackle it. By working across the whole ...

  • Frozen food industry targets packaging

    Companies throughout the frozen food sector are teaming up to cut the amount of packaging used on their products - and pizzas and ready meals are set to be their first targets. Working groups of suppliers, packers, retailers and brands are being set up to develop new packaging methods following a workshop organised by the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and the Waste and Resources Action ...

  • ADB unveils aid package for Georgia

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing its first-ever public sector loan in the South Caucasus country of Georgia to help rehabilitate water supply, sanitation, waste management and road transport services, and rebuild other infrastructure that may have been damaged in the recent conflict with Russia. ADB’s $40 million, 32-year concessional loan is being extended to Georgia’s Municipal ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Tesco launches packaging trial for customers

    Tesco today announces the start of a customer packaging audit with a two store trial offering customers the opportunity to remove and leave excess plastic and paper packaging in store after buying their shopping. Starting today [Wednesday 1 April] for six weeks at the Tesco Extra stores in Guildford in Surrey and Ilminster in Somerset, the in-store pilot is part of a wider research project, which ...


  • January infringements package: main decisions

    In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law. These decisions covering many sectors aim at ensuring proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses. The Commission has taken today 171 decisions, ...

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