Tesco trials technology that makes all plastic packaging recyclable

There is now a way for some of Britain’s shoppers to stop the hardest to recycle, soft plastics from going to waste. Tesco will start collecting previously unrecyclable plastics to be recycled in ten of its stores as part of a trial with the recycling specialist, Recycling Technologies. Customers will be able to return to trial stores everything from pet food pouches to shopping bags and crisp packets, all of which cannot commonly be recycled by local councils; safe in the knowledge that the packaging will be sent for recycling…

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Highland Spring’s 100% Recycled Plastic Eco Bottle is Here To Stay After Major Trial Success

Highland Spring has responded to popular demand by making a 100% recycled and recyclable plastic eco bottle a permanent hydration choice in 2019. Following a hugely successful 2018 trial, the Highland Spring eco bottle™ will launch this January with a nationwide retailer roll out. The eye-catching label will feature a burst of green and a ‘100% recycled* plastic bottle’ message to help people understand more about recycled and recyclable plastics. The new eco bottle joins the existing Highland Spring natural source water range, where all bottles are already 100% recyclable.…

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Canary Wharf Group Launches New App with HELPFUL to Encourage Widespread Reuse and Recycling Across the Estate

Canary Wharf Group has partnered with HELPFUL, the creators of the world’s first plastic recycling and rewarding app to simplify and incentivise reuse and recycling for consumers. In an industry first, piloted by Canary Wharf Group, the app will help those visiting and working on the Canary Wharf estate to correctly recycle their waste, make the switch to reusable products to avoid single-use plastic and collect rewards in a pioneering Estate-wide effort to drive behavioural change. As part of Canary Wharf Group’s continued campaign towards becoming a Plastic Free Commercial Centre with…

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pladis UK & Ireland, owner of McVitie’s, to make all plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025

pladis UK & Ireland, the snacking company behind the well-loved McVitie’s, Jacob’s and go ahead! brands, has today announced a wide range of measures to reduce its environmental impact through plastic waste. The announcements, which mark a key milestone in pladis UK&I’s long-term strategy to tackle plastic waste, include: pladis UK&I has signed up to the UK Plastics Pact and is pledging to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. It will be improving labelling and joining the On-Pack Recycling Label scheme, to ensure consumers…

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Walkers crisps to create UK’s first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets

Walkers is set to launch the UK’s first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. People will be encouraged to either drop off their packets at one of the hundreds of public access collection points that will be developed all around the country or alternatively post them for free directly to TerraCycle for recycling. Once the packets have been collected they will be cleaned, shredded and turned into small plastic pellets which will then be converted into useful plastic items, such as benches and fence posts. Under the scheme, developed in…

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