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Waste initiatives

Supermarkets in the UK are ramping up their efforts to tackle waste, with news this week that Tesco is to scrap some ‘best before’ labels in a bid to reduce food waste, while Morrisons is encouraging customers to bring in their own containers for purchases at its meat and fish counters to tackle plastic waste.

Round Up: Packaging

Here is your weekly round-up of packaging news. Next week’s round-up will focus on processing news.

Brexit uncertainty takes its toll on UK food and drink industry

According to new research published by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, UK food and drink manufacturers are feeling the pinch of Brexit uncertainty but are striding ahead with investment plans to boost productivity, automation and new product development.

£100m investment needed for flexible plastic recycling

According to resource recovery specialist Axion, most flexible plastic packaging can be recycled, however, investment of £100 million in collection, sorting and recycling infrastructure would be needed to make it happen in the UK.

Tetra Pak divulges plan to develop paper straws

As part of a broader programme to address the issue of plastic straw waste, Tetra Pak has revealed that it is aiming to launch a paper straw that is suitable for its portion-sized carton packages before the end of the year.

WRAP announces UK Plastics Pact

The UK Plastics Pact launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is a collaboration which brings together businesses from across the plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the issue of plastic waste.

Plastic pledges far and wide

We are already seeing a response from some of the UK’s supermarkets since prime minister Theresa May declared war on plastic waste earlier this year.

Partnership cuts the mustard

As part of a strategic initiative to reduce waste, streamline preparation processes and improve corporate sustainability, Mustard Foods partnered with ReFood to implement an integrated food waste recycling solution.