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Sainsbury’s has contracted Dutch recycler Schoeller Allibert to reprocess all of its old food crates back into food-grade container. 30 July 2014
The biodegradable plastics market in Europe is forecast to witness 12% compound growth during 2014-19, according to TechSci Research’s ‘Europe Biodegradable Plastics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019’ report. 25 July 2014
Seven out of 10 UK shoppers are throwing away their supermarket 'bags for life' after only a few shops, a new report has found. 25 July 2014
Amongst the key priorities of the new Italian presidency of the European Union is to reduce plastic bag consumption and boost the green economy. 24 July 2014
There’s as much as 100 times less plastic floating on surface of the world’s oceans than would be expected given the mushrooming use of the material in recent decades, a new study has found. 24 July 2014
Coordinated action is needed to tackle marine litter, according to Philip Law, director-general of the British Plastics Federation (BPF). 24 July 2014
The problem with the ‘green’ agenda is that it was set in biodegradable cement many decades ago – at a time when ‘green’ meant hemp, boy scouts collecting newspapers and a lentil-based diet. 23 July 2014
Resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting has launched a litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation advice service that will provide guidance on recycling and waste processes in cases of industrial and commercial disputes. 23 July 2014
Carlsberg Breweries in Denmark has started a project with its suppliers to optimise its drinks packaging for the purpose of ‘upcycling’.  22 July 2014
Lancashire-based plastic recycling business Preston Plastics has invested £1.3m in a machine that will allow it to more than double production at its reprocessing facility near Garstang. 22 July 2014
CK Polymers has been appointed to collect more than 30 tonnes of out-of-stock soup pots from TSC Foods in Scunthorpe. 21 July 2014
The government will be adding 150 electric vehicles to its fleet of cars and vans in the first wave of a scheme that aims to make plug-in vehicles commonplace in its car pool. 21 July 2014
Intarema, a recycling plant system launched at K 2013 by Erema, has exceeded the Austrian company’s sales expectations. 21 July 2014
Sita UK and Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, have agreed a partnership that will see the creation of a recycling and resource management hub at the Port of Tilbury on the Thames. The deal includes the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of Forth Ports-owned Nordic Recycling by Sita UK. 18 July 2014
Norwegian company Nofir, which runs a nationwide recycling system for fishing and fish farming industry, has organised a large European campaign to target discarded equipment from the fishing and farming industry. 18 July 2014

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