The implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations in the UK has been delayed until 2024, but packaging data specialist Ecoveritas is cautioning producers to not be complacent and to start making plans now.
Despite progress towards achieving some waste reduction and recycling targets under the UK's Courtauld Commitment, a 2012 supply chain waste reduction target is proving a challenge for industry, with only a “marginal decrease” thus far, said WRAP...
The need to maximise profit combined with a desire to help the environment have been major drivers in Kraft slashing water use in its food processing operations by more than 20 per cent in three years, the company said.
The extra £10m funding for processing UK food waste announced in the recent UK budget will allow more than 300,000 additional tonnes of food waste to be processed every year, says the recycling action group Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
Changes to laws governing waste, energy consumption and emissions
are forcing plants to alter their methods of operation. Anthony
Fletcher spoke to the UK Environment Agency's head of waste
management to find out what plant managers...
The UK government looks set to miss one of its key recyclingtargets
after new government figures published today reveal thatonly 14.5
per cent of household waste in England was recycled in2002/3. Food
and beverage packaging makes...
An additional €25 million funding for recycling and a national
biodegradable waste strategy were among the new initiatives
announced in Ireland's first 5-year report on the country's waste
management progress. A report on...
A review by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland into dioxin
contamination in the Irish food chain concludes that levels in home
produced foods are currently extremely low and pose no risk to