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Archives: January 2018

GPI: Paper cup recycling increases across the UK

Mike Turner, managing director of Graphic Packaging International’s European Foodservice business has addressed “the misconception that the paper cup cannot be recycled.” Mike Turner, GPI MD & Paper Cup Alliance spokesperson Turner, who is also spokesperson for the Paper Cup Alliance, has spoken out following the recent announcement that the...

Plastic: friend or foe?

Sir David Attenborough recently called for the world to act on plastic, after witnessing its impacts on marine life during the filming of his latest stunning TV series Blue Planet II. And when we see images of a turtle chasing a plastic bag, a pelican feeding its chick a plastic...

New initiative to transform UK plastics system and tackle plastic pollution!

A new and unique collaborative initiative will help turn the tide on the UK’s growing issue of plastic waste. If all the plastic bottles that are not collected for recycling in the UK each year were placed end to end, they would go around the world 31 times. It’s clear...

New enforcement agency could be in place before Brexit

Defra’s minister in the House of Lords, Lord Gardiner of Kimble, has confirmed that “a full and proper consultation” will take place early this year on the powers which a new post-Brexit environmental enforcement agency will hold. And, it was also suggested that the enforcement agency could be in place before...