First Vice-President Frans Timmermans

Reaction from ACE, EuropaBio, European Bioplastics, CEPI, EUROPEN

Circular Economy: Part I – What does the future hold now?

By Jenny Eagle

The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. 

Jane Bickerstaffe

'Lunch time bites' podcast: INCPEN

INCPEN expands its Fresher for Longer campaign

By Jenny Eagle

INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment) is expanding its Fresher for Longer campaign in conjunction with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and Kent Waste Partnership among others.

Food firms like Kellogg's are doing their part to boost recycling with on pack messaging like the How2Recycle label.

EPA: 51.5% of US packaging gets recycled

By Jenni Spinner

Lightweighted containers, reduced material use, improved recycling awareness—many shifts in the US waste stream points toward food packaging having a better impact on the environment than ever before.

EUROPEN: PPWD remains the appropriate and effective legislative framework

EUROPEN: EU framework ‘right’ for tackling packaging waste

By Joseph James Whitworth

Increased recovery and recycling targets mooted in an EU review have been backed by EUROPEN, providing they look at existing waste management infrastructure, capacity in member states and disparate performances.

Bumper WRAP fund to boost food waste collections

Bumper WRAP fund to boost food waste collections

By Ben Bouckley

A half-million pound fund (€600,000) has been launched in the UK to support demonstration projects that encourage the collection of food waste from businesses and public sector buildings.