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Biffa fined £350,000 for illegal waste exports

Waste management giant Biffa has been fined £350,000 for trying to send household rubbish to China which it labelled as waste paper fit for recycling.

James Cropper and Hallmark convert coffee cups to cards

James Cropper has partnered with Hallmark on a card collection made from upcycled coffee cups.

Pack sector urges new Defra boss to reform recycling labels

The new environment secretary should look to rework the waste handling infrastructure before changing up ‘confusing’ recycling labels, according to packaging experts.

Biffa convicted for breaching waste export law

Waste management giant Biffa has been convicted of breaking the law on overseas exports after sending collected household waste to China which it claimed to be waste paper.

Soyang Europe ramps up PVC recycling initiative

Soyang Europe has ramped up its new print waste recycling partnership with waste management specialist Blue Castle Group that it said it has initiated to pioneer the use of PVC banner material as an environmentally sustainable substrate.

DS Smith study says UK recycling “at tipping point”

Packaging giant DS Smith has released new research that says the UK will fall short of its 2035 recycling targets by more than a decade.

DCB gets community recycling Christmas cards

DCB Group has launched a recycling initiative to reduce Christmas card waste in its local area while capping off its 10th year in business.

Wound-up waste paper merchant fined after worker killed

Wound-up waste paper merchant RRS London Waste Papers has been sentenced after health and safety breaches resulted in the death of one of its employees.

Recycler fined over toner explosion

Recycling company Ereco has been ordered to pay £60,000 for its mishandling of print toner, which led to an explosion that injured eight people and irreparably damaged a nearby print company on the Hobbs Industrial Estate in Surrey in 2011.

Retailers and restaurants announce plans to curb plastic packaging

A raft of retailers and restaurant chains have announced plans to reduce or abolish their use of plastic packaging in the next few years, as the government vows to crack down on plastic waste.

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