Food packaging focuses on recyclability

Attitudes among retailers and brand-owners towards the use of recycled plastics, and particularly recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), have shifted significantly since the troubled times for plastics recycling back in 2016, an energy and renewables consultant has claimed.

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Virgin Trains Worker Uniforms Recycled At Northumberland Prison

Virgin Trains has handed over its old uniforms to a prison in Northumberland to be recycled by its textiles team. This follows the launch of Virgin Trains’ new body-neutral uniform range designed by sustainable fashion designers Gerardine and Wayne Hemingway for every gender, size and shape across both the East and West Coast. Approximately 30m tonnes of corporate wear are sent to landfill each year in the UK.mittee

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Take sustainable mobility challenge | Innovators magazine

Startups are being challenged to drive the sustainable mobility revolution. Innovators Magazine reported last year the Michelin-led Movin’On conference – taking place in Montréal from 30 May to 1 June – will bring together the biggest names in the automotive industry in a bid to pull together a roadmap for achieving sustainable transport systems. 

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London needs to tackle household recycling rate below the national average says new report

A report published by the London Assembly Environmental Committee has said that London’s household recycling rate is below the UK average, and is urging London Mayor Sadiq Khan to take action.  The report, entitled ‘Wasting London’s Future’ examined the city’s potential for a circular economy, its household recycling record and the use of energy from waste.

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Unilever calls for industry action on packaging waste

One year after Unilever committed to ensuring 100% of its plastic packaging is fully re-usable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, CEO Paul Polman has welcomed news that 10 companies have made similar pledges. Polman has now urged more members of the consumer goods industry to step forward to accelerate the industry’s progress towards the circular economy and address plastic leakage into the world’s natural systems, including waterways and oceans.

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