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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.

Leipa UK relocates and expands services

Substrate supplier Leipa UK is planning to expand its packaging offering and recycling presence in the UK.

GF Smith launches Extract

Luxury paper merchant GF Smith has launched its Extract range of papers, which are made of fully recycled material from disposable paper cups.

'Pringles factor' posing packaging problems

The UK’s Recycling Association has named a number of packaging products as being the “villains” of the recycling world.

James Cropper recycling plant featured on BBC programe

The recycling plant of paper manufacturer James Cropper appeared on BBC One’s War on Waste last night, a documentary hosted by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Denmaur Independent Papers gives new life to Revive

Denmaur Independent Papers has re-launched the Revive carbon balanced recycled papers brand and sought to position it as a key tool in what was called the "new economics of a climate change world".

James Cropper to recycle up to 100m McDonald's cups

James Cropper could soon be transforming up to 100 million used McDonald's coffee cups a year into paper after the two companies signed a landmark deal.

Arjowiggins benefits from bag regs, extends range

Arjowiggins Graphic saw a three-fold rise in enquiries about paper suitable for making paper bags in the run-up to the introduction of the plastic bag charge in England.

DEP reveals new thicker coated polypropylene

Specialist print-coatings company DEP is to launch a range of polypropylene substrates with eco-solvent coatings.

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