Recycling

Highland Spring's new 'eco bottle'

Highland Spring trials 100% rPET bottle

By Rachel Arthur

Natural source water brand Highland Spring is trialing a 100% rPET bottle in the UK, and will use the trial to gain insight into consumer perception of recycled plastics.

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EU policy proposal cracks down on single use plastics

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has proposed rules to cut use of single use plastics including a ban on cutlery, straws and drink stirrers and reduced use of food containers and drinks cups.

Coca-Cola wants to see the equivalent of all its packaging - whether plastic, glass or cans - collected and recycled. Pic: Coca-Cola.

Sustainability spotlight

How does Coca-Cola’s 100% recycling commitment stack up?

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola says it is ‘fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging’ by pledging to collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging globally by 2030. But what does environmental campaigner Greenpeace make of the commitments?

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Canned craft beer sales up 327%

By Rachel Arthur

Cans are now used for a quarter of craft beers sold in the UK, with canned craft beer sales increasing 327% from January to August 2017, according to Nielsen.

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Coca-Cola to double use of recycled plastic in PET bottles to 50%

By Rachel Arthur

Coca-Cola has announced a new set of sustainability commitments in Western Europe: saying it will ensure all packaging is recyclable or reusable; and aiming to collect 100% of its packaging. It will also use 50% recycled plastic in its PET bottles and...

ACE UK celebrates 10 years of recycling success. Picture: ACE UK.

ACE UK looks back at 10 year recycling milestone

By Jenny Eagle

From uniting big name packaging manufacturers to setting up standardized collection regimes and opening a reprocessing plant in 2013, the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) is celebrating 10 years of recycling beverage cartons.

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