FMCG and retail leaders join forces to boost flexible plastic recycling in UK

Five of the UK’s largest branded manufacturers: Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, have collaborated to form a £1 million fund to help make flexible plastic recycling economically viable for recyclers and easier for consumers. The Flexible Plastic Fund is a UK industry first and is being led by producer compliance scheme, Ecosurety, with support from environmental charity, Hubbub. In collaboration with manufacturers, retailers and recyclers, the Fund intends to improve flexible plastic recycling and reduce plastic pollution by giving the material a stable value. This will in turn increase the supply of…

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Ecosurety launches #BringBackHeavyMetal with new home collections initiative

The #BringBackHeavyMetal campaign was created by Ecosurety and Hubbub in 2017 due to the fact that the UK gets through 40 million tonnes of portable batteries per year, and a recycling rate of less than 45% means that around 22 million tonnes are either sitting in people’s homes, being dumped into landfill or incinerated. Now in its second year, #BringBackHeavyMetal is encouraging everyone during October to search through kitchen drawers, under the stairs or wherever their unwanted batteries are discarded, to take them along to their nearest collection point.  A…

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