Dog toy firm Kong pays out nearly £5k for packaging waste recycling failures

The Species Recovery Trust will use the donation to fund projects including the Salisbury Drinking Fountain Campaign that aims to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles

Tech firm pays for mass tree planting in London after recycling blunder

Certain companies must register with an accredited compliance scheme and recover and recycle packaging waste, which EMC Computer Systems failed to do

KP Snacks launches nationwide recycling scheme

It has joined forces with TerraCycle to recyle packets of nuts and crisps

Industry effort to put the lid on paper cup waste

Fourteen organisations have signed an agreement to boost paper cup recycling. The companies, which include Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, Greggs and Starbucks, made the deal with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK), which runs the industry’s recycling programme. The collaboration aims to deliver a long term, nationwide paper cup recycling solution […]

Retailers smash waste targets but households ‘narrowly miss’

Retailers smashed their targets for reducing supply chain and packaging waste last year but household waste targets have been missed. A new report published today revealed traditional grocery product and packaging waste was cut by 7.4% or 217,000 tonnes, exceeding the 5% target. Household food and drink waste was however only reduced by 3.7%, falling […]