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Recycling & Sustainability

A Siemens Christmas Carol

Bah humbug! Can businesses enjoy an eco-friendly Christmas without being Scrooges? While it’s the most wonderful time of the year as businesses wind down and families get together for the Yuletide celebrations, the excesses of the festive season can have a devastating effect on the…

  • 06/11/2019

Smurfit Kappa set to drive down emissions further with electric trucks

Smurfit Kappa has completed a successful testing session of a fully electric truck, representing a further step in its sustainability journey. The Interreg eGreen LastMile project involves the roll-out of seven 100 per cent electric trucks in the German-Dutch border area. The trucks, which can be…

  • 31/10/2019

Food waste management gets greener

A new anaerobic digestion and depackaging plant will process 70,000 tonnes of food waste collected from restaurants, food manufacturers and processors in the … North East, significantly reducing miles travelled by the region’s waste. The plant will generate 600m3/hr of green gas to be…

  • 23/08/2019

Exporta team up with recycling specialist to offer a free plastic recycling scheme

Exporta, the UK’s Product Handling Experts have teamed up with Recycling Company – ‘Plastic Expert’ based in Northamptonshire to offer free Recycling to their customers of all plastic items such as Plastic Pallets, Plastic Containers, Boxes and Crates. Plastic waste is a big…

  • 15/08/2019

Lucozade-based edible packaging gets government funding

A Lucozade Ribena Suntory-backed edible, plastic-free packaging innovation is taking a step closer to being rolled out on the high-street – thanks to newly secured Government funding. The capsules, called Oohos, are made entirely from seaweed extract, a material called Notpla™ and offer…

  • 15/08/2019

DS Smith shares top tips for a more sustainable picnic as temperatures soar

DS Smith, sustainable packaging provider, has today published five top tips to encourage Brits to go green this picnic season. From pre-prepared sandwiches and picnic staples that come packaged in single-use plastic; to disposable plates, cups and cutlery – picnics generate significant waste.

  • 25/07/2019 recycles 124 tonnes of plastic in six months

This plastic waste includes used or unwanted plastic pallets, pallet boxes and smaller containers and trays, which are recovered by and taken to its partner’s recycling factory in Belgium. Here the products are washed together with domestic plastic waste, then ground into…

  • 25/07/2019

Packaging food waste

According to a recent study from WRAP, approximately 60 per cent of household food waste arises from products ‘not used in time’. The study observes that consumers want clearer information and packaging innovations to help reduce this waste, valued at £6.7 billion. How can…

  • 26/06/2019

Knick helps remove half a ton of ocean plastic

Thanks to the efforts of one company from Berlin, there is now half a ton less plastic waste floating in our oceans. Family-owned Knick Elektronische Messgeräte has contributed to the funding of a worldwide ocean clean-up campaign by purchasing1,000 recycled bracelets. The bracelets are made…

  • 25/06/2019

DS Smith Recycling appoints new managing director

DS Smith has appointed John Melia to the role of managing director for its UK recycling division. Melia supersedes Mat Prosser, who takes up a new post as head of strategic business development and transformation (Europe). Melia brings more than 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing and…

  • 25/06/2019