All articles by Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams

The Ocean Cleanup to produce products from garbage catch plastic

Dutch non-profit organisation The Ocean Cleanup has announced it will make products from plastic caught in its first mission in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Storopack joins the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

German protective packaging specialist Storopack has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), committing to working towards eliminating existing and preventing new plastic waste from entering into the environment.

Co-op launches campaign to help cut aluminium packaging waste

UK supermarket chain Co-op has launched a campaign to cut aluminium packaging, including Christmas mince pie wrappers, with an estimated 3,000 tonnes expected to end up in landfill this Christmas.

UK supermarket plastic rises to over 900,000 tonnes: NGO report

UK supermarket plastic has risen to over 900,000 tonnes a year, with seven out of the top ten chains increasing their plastic footprint, according to a report by International non-governmental environmental organisations (NGO) the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Greenpeace.

Iceland launches plastic-free Christmas food range

UK supermarket chain Iceland has launched a plastic-free packaged Christmas food range, supporting its commitment to eliminate plastic packaging from its own-label products by the end of 2023.

UK supermarkets urged to add water dispensers to cut plastic bottles

International non-governmental environmental organisations (NGO) Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) have urged major supermarkets in the UK to introduce in-store water dispensers and refill stations for soft drinks to help cut the sales of plastic water bottles.

Condé Nast first to sign plastics pledge to tackle magazine packaging

Condé Nast has become the first media company to sign the UN Fashion for Global Climate Action (UNFCCC) Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and to make magazine packaging pledges as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

Coca-Cola to roll-out paperboard packaging for multipack cans in 2020

Coca-Cola, in partnership with bottling partners Coca-Cola HBC and Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has today announced the roll-out of KeelClip, a minimalist paperboard packaging solution for multipack cans, across Europe, beginning early next year.

Tetra Pak first to use fully traceable polymer sugarcane packaging

Multinational food and beverage packaging company Tetra Pak, in collaboration with plant-based polymer supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and drink sector to offer packaging made from responsibly-sourced plant-based polymers, using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane.

First Mile launches wine corks and long-life carton recycling service

UK recycling company First Mile has launched RecyleBox – a recycling service for wine corks and long-life food and drink cartons.