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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 ...


  • 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 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • ‘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 (TITECH)

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • New incinerator for waste recycling opens

    Six years after planning permission was granted, the Isséane waste recycling centre on the southern edge of Paris has opened for business. This month, the incinerator started producing heat from household waste. For recycling, the rotary screens are currently being run in on the first deliveries of waste, and the system for processing bulky waste is starting trials. Although construction works ...


  • Plan A progress positive for waste and recycling

    All of the targets relating to waste and recycling set out by retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) as part of their Plan A sustainability initiative have either been achieved or are on target, according to a report published today. The How We Do Business Report details the progress of the Plan A initiative, which was launched in 2007, three years on and demonstrates significant progress has been ...

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