BRUSSELS, March 15, 2019 (Press Release) -At BIR’s upcoming World Recycling Convention & Exhibition in Singapore (20-22 May 2019), the Keynote Session on Tuesday, 21 May at 15.00 will be featuring a highly inspirational and knowledgeable expert strategist, speaker and moderator.
Dr Gabrielle Walker helps businesses from many different sectors everywhere in the world to address global challenges—with a focus on climate change, plastics, sustainability, the circular economy, energy (oil and gas, utilities and renewables), mobility, finance, agriculture/land-use.Read more
FRANKFURT, Germany, March 7, 2019 (Press Release) -The printing and paper machine manufacturing industry can look back on an overall satisfactory and stable performance in 2018. As in the previous year, overall exports totalled 4.6 billion euros. Strong demand in China and EU countries partially compensated for a significant fall in sales in North and South America, Russia, India and France.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, March 6, 2019 (Press Release) -RecyclePaperZA, the South African paper recycling association, has produced a set of graphics that just about anyone can apply on paper-based packaging and communication materials. The basic message is short and simple: Recycle this product – whether it be a box, a brochure or a document. The graphics are available Adobe Illustrator, EPS and Jpeg formats.Read more
NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -French supermarket chain Carrefour has signed the national pact to phase out plastic packaging across its stores by 2025 at the Ministry for the Ecological Transition.
The national pact aims to prevent more than 140t of plastic being used per year.
The company joins other companies who signed the pact, including Auchan Retail France, Biscuits Bouvard, Carrefour, Coca-Cola European Partners, Danone, L’Oréal, LSDH, Nestlé France, and Unilever.Read more
BANBURY, UK, Feb. 28, 2019 (Press Release) -WRAP and OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) have today announced a strategic partnership which sets out how the two organisations will work together towards meeting the UK’s recycling targets.
To achieve packaging recycling targets of 70% by 2030 (Circular Economy package target) and 70% of plastic packaging by 2025 (The UK Plastics Pact target), the partnership will focus on:Read more
JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Sappi Limited is pleased to announce that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement suite of tools, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain.Read more
EDINBURGH, UK , Feb. 21, 2019 (Press Release) -As the national media in Scotland start to raise real concerns, the Scottish Environmental Services Association (SESA), the voice of Scotland’s resources and waste management industry, today expressed deep concern on Scotland’s lack of preparedness for the 2021 landfill ban.Read more
BRUSSELS, Feb. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -The European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) is proud to announce the creation of the European Plastics Recycling Branch (EPRB).Read more
BLETCHINGDON, UK, Feb. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -The Government has today (Monday 18 February) announced four Consultations from Defra and H M Treasury, covering Reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system (Defra); Introducing a Deposit Returns Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Defra); Consistency in household and business recycling collections in England (Defra) and Plastic Packaging Tax (HMT).Read more