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MP For Cardiff North Calls For Urgent Action On Plastic Packaging

MP For Cardiff North Calls For Urgent Action On Plastic Packaging

Stuart Pritchard June 6, 2019 0

The Member of Parliament for Cardiff North, Anna McMorrin MP, has called for an urgent reform of the UK’s plastics and packaging waste system following the news that Malaysia is to send back 3000

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Waitrose Launch Test Refill Zone

Waitrose Launch Test Refill Zone

Stuart Pritchard June 5, 2019 0

A dedicated refillable zone, the UK’s first supermarket frozen ‘pick and mix’ and first borrow-a-box scheme are among a series of ideas being looked at in a unique test from Waitrose & Partners, which

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Lidl Trials Trailblazing Meat Label

Lidl Trials Trailblazing Meat Label

Stuart Pritchard June 4, 2019 0

Lidl GB is introducing a new UK-first method of production meat label, which will be trialled on all of its fresh chicken products, improving transparency and helping customers to make more informed decisions. When

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New Life Cycle Assessment Of Aluminium Beverage Cans Shows Significant Carbon Emissions Reduction

New Life Cycle Assessment Of Aluminium Beverage Cans Shows Significant Carbon Emissions Reduction

Stuart Pritchard June 3, 2019 0

Metal Packaging Europe, the association of European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners, completed a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of aluminium beverage cans (25, 33 and 50 cl volumes).

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Unilever Makes Black Plastic Breakthrough

Unilever Makes Black Plastic Breakthrough

Stuart Pritchard May 31, 2019 0

Unilever has announced that it has pioneered the development of a new detectable black pigment for our High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles – used for brands such aas TRESemmé and Lynx (Axe) – so

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Association of Accounting Technicians Calls For Tougher Plastic Tax

Association of Accounting Technicians Calls For Tougher Plastic Tax

Stuart Pritchard May 30, 2019 0

The UK government’s plans to introduce a plastic tax lack the ambition to live up to the claim of being “world leading”, according to the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled

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Compostable Bioplastic Created For Food Packaging

Compostable Bioplastic Created For Food Packaging

Stuart Pritchard May 29, 2019 0

Scientists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania have developed a bioplastic that can biodegrade in conventional compost bins within two years, making it a suitable alternative to conventional plastics current used in

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HiPP Organic To Phase Out Plastic Packaging By 2025

HiPP Organic To Phase Out Plastic Packaging By 2025

Stuart Pritchard May 28, 2019 0

German baby food manufacturer Hipp is looking to get rid of plastic in its packaging by 2025. To achieve this goal, the market leader for baby food in Germany would use more glass and

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Asda Trials Plastic-Reduced Packaging For Fresh Chicken

Asda Trials Plastic-Reduced Packaging For Fresh Chicken

Stuart Pritchard May 28, 2019 0

Asda is trialling a new kind of packaging for fresh chicken that will save 75 tonnes of plastic waste. As part of its commitment to reduce plastic waste, Asda is swapping the hard plastic

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Waitrose Launches World’s First Home Compostable Ready Meal Packaging

Waitrose Launches World’s First Home Compostable Ready Meal Packaging

Stuart Pritchard May 24, 2019 0

  Waitrose & Partners is launching the world’s first home compostable ready meal packaging as it moves nearly nine million products out of black plastic. The pioneering packaging will initially replace many of the

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