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UK - England's SUP bans to be further aligned with those of the SUPC - 18 Jan 2023
Draft Regulations propose to extend England’s existing ban on
single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds (since Oct-20) to
SUP tableware, cutlery, balloon sticks and EPS food/beverage containers
including cups from Oct-23.
The draft Environmental Protection (Plastic Plates etc. and Polystyrene Containers etc.) (England) Regulations 2023 (Draft Regulations) were released on 14-Jan-23 together with a summary of responses and a government response to the Nov-21 consultations.
The Draft Regulations apply to England only. Subject to Parliamentary
approval, they will come into force from 1-Oct-23 and prohibit the
supply or the offers to supply the following SUP items 'made wholly or
partly from plastic, that are not designed or intended to be re-used':
The bans will be enforced through civil sanctions as per the enforcement approach taken under the Sep-20 Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020 – which prohibited the supply of SUP straws, stirrers and cotton bud sticks in England from Oct-20.
trays, bowls and cutlery - except for plates, trays or bowls that are
packaging under Art. 3 of the 2015 Packaging Regulations (e.g. used as
packaging for shelf-ready pre-packaged food items);
- Balloon sticks;
- EPS food and EPS beverage containers, including cups.
The Draft Regulations align England’s SUP bans with those already in place in Scotland which, in turn, are in-line with those of Art. 5 of the EU’s SUPD apart from not banning products made from oxo-degradable plastics,
as the Scottish government is collecting further information before
taking a final decision. England’s Draft Regulations also do not mention
oxo-degradable plastics but the government response notes that the
prohibitions of products ‘made from bio-based, biodegradable or
compostable plastic’ are planned and that a ban on compostable plastics
would be justified due to 'currently insufficient industrial composting
capacity in England'. [In Jul-19, DEFRA with the Department for
Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy launched a ‘call for evidence
on the demand, benefit, and implications of developing standards for
bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics’ exploring a ban on
oxo-degradable plastics. Although the majority of respondents objected
to their use and supported the introduction of a ban, DEFRA abandoned it
due to a ‘lack of evidence proving it to be a source of microplastic
England’s government is also considering measures (i.e. further bans,
mandatory labelling, and/or EPR) on additional ‘problematic’ SUP
products including wet wipes, tobacco filters and sachets following a
Nov-21 call for evidence on this issue.
Progress of SUP prohibitions in the other devolved administrations
Most of the UK’s nations are aligning their SUP prohibitions with those of the SUPD (Annex Part B):
- England and Scotland’s prohibitions diverge from those of the SUPD only in not prohibiting oxo-degradable plastic products.
Sep-22 Draft Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products)
(Wales) Bill – whose prohibitions are harmonised with the EU SUPD and
extend to certain SUP carrier bags – passed through Parliament on
6-Dec-22. The Bill has since been approved by the Secretary of State and
the Counsel General, who have indicated they will not be forwarding it
to the Supreme Court.
- Northern Ireland –
which has a legal duty to transpose parts of the SUPD* – has made the
least progress having launched a public consultation in Oct-21 on food
and beverage packaging with no further advance.
* A 17-Dec-20 Joint Committee Decision
added to the Dec-20 Northern Ireland Protocol – part of the Brexit
Withdrawal Agreement that governs the unique customs issue at the land
border between the Republic of Ireland and the UK – the requirement to
transpose the consumption reduction measures, design & labelling
requirements and POM restrictions of the EU SUP Directive.
Spain - Packaging Decree transposes EU legislation with some additional provisions - 13 Jan 2023
The new Packaging Decree transposes the CEP amended EU Packaging
Directive and parts of the EU SUP Directive to comprehensively regulate
all waste packaging and resolve long-standing EPR issues concerning
free-riding, public awareness and transparency in the compliance market.
The Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste was published on 28-Dec-22 and entered into force the next day. It replaces the 1997 Packaging Decree
– in force for over 20 years – and follows over two and a half years of
consultations and two comprehensive draft texts. The Decree is aligned
with the Apr-22 Law on Waste and Contaminated Soils,
which i.a. partly transposed the EU SUPD and enforced a tax on
non-recycled (virgin) plastic content in non-reusable containers from
The provisions of the new Decree go beyond those explicitly required by EU legislation, for example by:-
Below is a summary of the key provisions of the Decree and changes to the packaging EPR regime.
- obligating multiple parties enshrined under the definition of ‘distance sellers’;
- introducing collection targets for waste packaging, in addition to the recycling targets;
reusable packaging to mandatory DRSs while extending the DRS obligation
to SUP beverage containers if industry fails to meet the collection
- enforcing various informational requirements to ensure better consumer information; and
- imposing national non-statutory prevention, re-use and recycled content objectives.
Producers to assume full costs for all packaging
Packers/fillers of household packaging, either individually or through authorised PROs, are newly to assume:-
In addition, they are required to cover the costs of:-
- the full costs for the management (collection, transport and the treatment) of separately collected household waste packaging;
of the costs of managing household waste packaging arising outside of
the separate collection network given the separate collection target(s)
are met, or 100% of these costs in the event the separate collection
target(s) are not reached.
As per the previous (1997) Decree, municipalities remain, by default,
responsible for managing household waste packaging. Packers/fillers may
opt to assume the management role either individually or through their
authorised PROs. Agreements concluded between the parties (either at
community level – guaranteeing participation of all municipalities
within the community – or at municipal level) are required to define
their degrees of participation and the financing conditions (Annex X
lays out the contractual conditions, Annex XI and XII the financing
criteria) [Note: Household packaging PROs (Ecoembes and Ecovidrio)
currently have agreements in place with most municipalities/autonomous
communities covering around 99% of the Spanish population].
- prevention and awareness measures/campaigns;
- monitoring/data collection incurred by the municipalities/autonomous communities; and
- litter clean-up of SUP products (listed in Sec. 1 part F of Annex IV of the Waste Law 7/2022).
Commercial and industrial packaging newly subject to EPR
Separate definitions are introduced for commercial and industrial packaging:-
Both commercial and industrial packaging are to be managed either
individually or through authorised PROs [Note: Until now, only packaged
phytosanitary products were subject to EPR, while end-users were
obligated for other industrial/commercial packaging]. Commercial
packaging that is collected with MSW must be financed by producers as
household packaging and thus will be managed as per the contracts with
- Commercial packaging is defined as packaging used in wholesale and retail, restaurant services and bars, offices and markets.
- Industrial packaging is defined as packaging used in industry, farming, etc.
Alternative agreements can be concluded for 'all types of industrial
packaging' but only selected types of 'commercial packaging' (this rule
applies only to the first marketer of products resulting from
agricultural and aquacultural activities).
[Note: Packers/fillers of household packaging may not join multiple
PROs or comply through a combination of individual and collective
compliance. This limitation also applies to commercial/industrial
packaging, unless the product is packaged in primary packaging and
destined to different economic activities. Packers/fillers of reusable
packaging may opt for a combination of multiple options]
'Separate collection' targets in addition to recycling targets
In addition to meeting the recycling targets (transposed without
deviation from those of the EU Packaging Directive), PROs and individual
compliers must also meet separate collection (‘recogida separada’)
targets as a percentage of waste packaging generated in 2025, 2030 and
overall 'separate collection' targets must be achieved separately for
household packaging and industrial/commercial packaging [unlike the
overall recycling targets], whereby the 'separate collection' targets
for industrial/commercial packaging are 10% higher than those for
material-specific 'separate collection' targets are applied to
household packaging only (incl. for beverage cartons) and are set equal
to, or 5% higher than the corresponding EU recycling targets [set 20%
lower for ferrous metals and aluminium] in 2025, and between 5-10%
higher in 2030 [10% lower for ferrous metals and aluminium]
Registration obligation for all packers/fillers
A packaging producer register is added to the Product
Producers Registry (the Register currently only holds data from
producers of plastic carrier bags and tyres). All packers/fillers, incl.
those of commercial/industrial packaging (but excl. those supplying
over 50 tonnes of commercial/industrial packaging with voluntary
agreements in place) are to register by 28-Mar-22, presenting a
certificate of membership to an authorised individual system or PRO.
Distance sellers of packaged goods are newly obligated, while those located outside of Spain are to appoint ARs. Similarly,
marketplaces (e-commerce platforms) supplying packaged products are
held responsible for packaging POM by 3rd party sellers from outside of
Spain – unless these have appointed an AR;
- courier/parcel companies are newly considered producers and required to manage the packaging they supply;
- distributors owning a brand (distribution brand) is considered ‘packer’ of branded goods when the packer cannot be identified;
- stores and entities that supply service packaging to end-users are considered packers.
Informational requirements – display of registration number/recycling fees; new marking obligations
New informational obligations are introduced, namely the requirement for producers:-
show registration numbers on ‘invoices and any other documentation that
accompanies the commercial transactions’ of packaged products for all
packaging types from POM ‘up to the point of sale to
through a PRO to show recycling fees separately on invoices – the fee
is to be shown and ‘clearly differentiated from the rest of the
[elements] that make up the invoice’ and may not be included in the
As regards marking (to be indicated on either on the packaging itself, or the product label)
packaging must be marked to indicate the waste fraction with which it
should be disposed of, indicated for each separable component [Note: A
specific sorting label is not mentioned];
- reusable packaging must be marked with the logo of the relevant DRS;
- compostable packaging must be marked
- informing end-users that it is certified according to the European standard UNE EN 13432:2001;
- with the phrase 'do not leave in the environment'.
Any packaging may be marked
with the material identification markings of Commission Decision
97/129/EC and the percentage of packaging material ‘available for
quality recycling’/percentage of recycled material contained, if this is
certified by an accredited 3rd party. Marking containers with brands or
logos that may mislead consumers about recyclability is prohibited
PROs further regulated – improved transparency and mandatory fee modulation
PROs must modulate recycling fees through financial bonuses or penalties
depending on their alignment with [self-developed] design criteria
(Annex VIII provides examples of design criteria which may be revised
and set as binding in 2027 should the Ministry decide to do so).
PRO authorisation procedures are harmonised with the Apr-22 Waste Law,
with authorisation terms increased from 5 to 8 years. Transparency
controls are improved and PRO reporting requirements extended [Note: The
CEP’s minimum requirements on PROs are transposed in the Waste Law],
while requiring them to clear between themselves through agreements and
report the clearing to the autonomous communities to which the cleared
In the event of multiple packaging PROs managing the same types of waste
packaging, the legal basis is provided for the Ministry for the
Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (at the proposal of
the Coordination Commission on Waste) to set – via Ministry Resolution –
annual separate collection targets on each PRO, calculated against
their market share and the national collection targets.
DRS newly mandatory for reusable packaging; to be mandatory for SUP bottles if collection targets missed
The Packaging Decree newly requires all reusable packaging to be managed
through a DRS [Note: Currently a DRS is in place for water, soft drinks
and beer in the HORECA sector].
In the event producers fail to achieve the separate collection targets
for plastic beverage containers set in the Waste Law (70%, 77%, 85% and
90% in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029 respectively), a mandatory DRS for SUP
beverage containers (up to 3L) is to be launched within two years. The
deposit amount is set at minimum of EUR 0.1 per unit.
Non-statutory prevention, re-use and recycled content objectives
The Packaging Decree introduces a number of national-level packaging
waste prevention, re-use and eco-design ‘objectives’ to encourage
circular product design, which are introduced by statements such as
'progress will be made in achieving ...' and thus will remain unenforced
- All packaging is to be '100% recyclable and whenever possible, reusable' by 2030;
and other plastic containers to include 25% and 20% recycled content by
2025 (respectively), calculated as an average of POM;
plastic packaging is to include 30% PCR, calculated as the average of
all plastic packaging POM by 2030 (extending beyond the SUPD);
- Packaging waste generation is to be reduced by 13% in 2025 and 15% in 2030, compared with volumes generated in 2010
- Re-use quota objectives apply to
- household beverage containers: 10% by 2030 (by volume);
- household packaging: 5% in 2030 and 10% in 2035 (by weight POM);
- commercial/industrial packaging: 20% in 2030 and 30% in 2035 (by weight POM);
- the HORECA sector.
- Pow addresses MP’s questions over EPR and DRS; Resource
and waste minister Rebecca Pow has answered MP’s questions on the
government’s upcoming Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
legislation, as well as its recently announced Deposit Return Scheme
- Dragons’ Den win for eco packaging seed kits; A
gardening start-up won £80,000 of investment from BBC show Dragons’ Den
investor Sara Davies, founder of hobby supplier Crafter’s Companion,
after impressing judges with seed kits encased in compostable moulded
- Glass packaging preserves flavour of milk more effectively than paperboard cartons, according to study; A
new study has sought to discover whether the material used to package
fluid milk has an impact on its flavour, suggesting that glass is the
ideal barrier for flavour preservation and paperboard cartons can impact
taste throughout the product’s shelf life.
- UK startup launches oat milk powder which cuts packaging by 90%; UK
brand Overherd is launching oat milk powder, which uses 90 percent less
packaging than store-bought plant milks.The Yorkshire-based startup’s
innovative product comes in a ‘super lightweight recyclable pouch’ –
with one unit capable of producing eight litres of oat milk at home.
- Sirane announces ‘world first’ ovenable packaging printed with water-based inks; Said
to be compliant with EU and FDA packaging regulations, the materials
have been printed and laminated with water-based inks and adhesives, and
have reportedly been tested by Smithers for ovenable food safety
performance at up to 220°C (430°F).
- 2023 and packaging: What have we seen so far?; Although
we’re still at the very start of 2023, numerous European countries have
already introduced significant packaging-focused legislation this year.
Elena Rotzokou, global EPR researcher at environmental compliance data
consultancy Ecoveritas, talks us through the changes that you need to
- OPRL welcomes government plans on recycling labels; The
government plans to adopt the recycling ‘swoosh’ and from 2026, brand
owners and importers will be required to label the majority of packaging
products with a label instructing consumers to ‘Recycle’ or ‘Do Not
Recycle’, and an accompanying logo.
- Waitrose reduces Easter packaging to save 1 tonne of plastic waste; Waitrose
has launched its 2023 Easter food range, with reduced packaging to save
nearly one tonne of plastic from going to landfill.
- MPs criticise government after plastic waste recommendations rejected; The
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has expressed “surprise
and disappointment” after the government disagreed with key
recommendations in its report on dealing with plastic waste. The
cross-party MPs’ parliamentary scrutiny body conducted an “extensive
inquiry” beginning in July 2021. The headline recommendation of its
report, “The price of plastic: ending the toll of plastic waste”,
published in November 2022, called for a ban on the export of all
plastic waste by the end of 2027.
- Smurfit Kappa invests €6m in solar panels at Spanish mill; The corrugated packaging giant said that the panels would reduce C02 emissions by over 3200 tonnes annually.
- Over 6,500 homes to be part of flexible plastic collection pilot; Maldon
District Council is the third local authority, alongside Cheltenham and
South Gloucestershire, to participate in the FPF FlexCollect project to
pilot the collection of “flexible” plastics from approximately 6,500
households, as part of normal fortnightly recycling collections,
- Winner announced of WasteAid’s Waste to Use Challenge in The Gambia; The
Waste to Use Challenge’s judges unanimously decided to award the
investment to Plastic Recycling Gambia. The judges said they chose
Plastic Recycling Gambia due to the strength of the business case
presented, the environmental impact of the organisation in saving a
large amount of plastic from waterways and dump sites and the
income-generating potential for informal waste collectors who are part
of the collection network.
- Maspex opts for DomeTwist closure with tethered cap for SIG’s packs; The
retail launch by Maspex comes ahead of the EU’s Single-Use Plastics
Directive, which states that all single-use beverage containers must
come with caps that stay attached to the pack by July 2024, so they can
be easily disposed of and recycled with the rest of the pack.
- 40% of consumers willing to pay more for sustainable products; A
survey reveals 40% of consumers would be happy to pay more for cutlery
if it was sustainably sourced or reusable, with 59% stating that
single-use items such as containers and cutlery should incur a charge
- Britvic adopts SIG’s PAC.TRUST digital solution in Brazil; Britvic
will adopt the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and
Digitalisation modules of the PAC.TRUST solution, enabling traceability
of internal processes in minutes.
- Study: EU consumers “export” environment damage to Eastern Europe; European
Union (EU) consumers are “exporting” negative environmental impacts to
their Eastern European neighbours, whilst keeping the bulk of economic
benefits linked to consuming goods and services, a new study reveals.
- Government “stalling” on UK EPR delays, says Lindhquist; In
an interview with Ecoveritas, Swedish economist and engineer Thomas
Lindhquist labelled the UK government’s intended approach to EPR
“curious” and stressed the need for progress on the environmental
policy. Speaking to Ecoveritas, Lindhquist said: “There are
undoubtedly elements of stalling to this, especially when you make
things complicated and want to solve them in a strictly legislative or
- Amcor unveils recycle-ready forming films for meat, fish and cheese; Amcor
has announced the European launch of its new PrimeSeal and DairySeal
Recycle-Ready Thermoforming Films for meat and dairy.
- European packaging field ‘transforming rapidly’ as governments turn to EPR; The
European packaging field is transforming rapidly as more and more
governments are recognising the long-term benefits of EPR, according to
- Report: brands urged to change labelling to boost recycling rates; According
to the latest research, attention is too often focused on just the
container when the right choice of label could be a game
changer. As part of the key takeaways in the report, Planet Tracker
says brands and consumer companies could adopt a self-help approach by
thinking about both their containers and labelling.
- Poll finds ‘three-quarters of Brits’ want glass included in DRS; Whitehall
sparked concern amongst environmental campaigners last year when it
revealed glass bottles would be excluded from the scheme in England and
Northern Ireland. In contrast schemes planned for Wales and
Scotland are set to include glass. Polling conducted by Yonder for
Nature 2030 poll found that three quarters of Britons want glass
included in a future DRS in all four nations of the UK.
- Report calls for EU authorities to punish “greenwashing” offenders; A
group of environmental, social and governance (ESG) sector experts have
issued a report aimed at tackling EU companies that
“greenwash.” The report, Joint Response to ESA Call for Evidence on
Greenwashing, puts forward five key recommendations for the European
Supervisory Authorities “ESA” to consider, along with the wider EU
- Loophole in UK’s plastics ban could cause it to fail, warns NLWA; An
apparent flaw in the UK government’s forthcoming ban on some single-use
plastics could make it ineffective, North London Waste Authority (NLWA)
warns. NLWA says it is seeking clarification from the government
on contradictions in the draft legislation, which it says could cause a
glaring loophole. NLWA says it is concerned that the draft states that
it will be an offence to supply a single-use plastic plate, tray or bowl
before then expressing that this “does not apply to the supply of a
single-use plastic plate, tray or bowl that is packaging.”
- Roberts Mart supplies bags derived from sugarcane; The
bio-based materials are I’m green, Braskem’s brand for its green
polythene. After being refined, sugarcane produces a co-product
that is converted into ethanol, which is then used to produce the green
- BEIS commits £32.5m to support British industry cut fossil fuels; The
UK government has committed to a £32.5 million funding package for
British industrial sectors, including construction, mining and
quarrying, to cut reliance on fossil fuels and boost energy
resilience. The UK government says the funding, announced on Friday
20 January, will help these industries move away from using red diesel,
also known as gas oil, which is a type of fossil fuel commonly used for
off-road, heavy-duty vehicles and machinery, such as bulldozers and
- Extend carbon tax to clothing and electricals to reach net zero, No 10 told; Behavioural
Insights Team’s (BIT) new report calls on the government to extend the
UK carbon tax to incorporate consumables, such as clothing, electricals
and household goods, to achieve net zero.
- TerraCycle sets up UK free recycling programme for skincare brand; Global
personal care brand, Paula’s Choice Skincare and international
recycling company TerraCycle have launched the Paula’s Choice Skincare
Free Recycling Programme in the UK.
- RDF industry group criticises calls for blanket waste exports ban; 2022
saw various calls for waste exports to be banned, including from the
Environment Agency’s (EA) Chief Executive who said a ban was a potential
measure against waste crime. The RDF Industry Group has published a
statement which says that most of these calls “miss the point” of
environmental protection and enforcement. The RDF Industry Group
(RDFIG) says an export ban would contradict Defra’s mission statement to
protect the environment and contribute to economic growth, and would
not enable stronger enforcement from the EA.
- Study aims to prevent leakages of fishery waste; A
team of researchers, led by Dr Falk Schneider from National Cheng Kung
University (NCKU), Taiwan, have conducted a material flow analysis of
several types of fishing gear, which aims to improve fishery management
and prevent leakages of fishery waste.
In Taiwan, an average of 12.7 m3 of marine litter accumulates per
kilometre along the coastline, 70% of which is caused by fishing gear,
the Global Research Group Asia SDGs says.
- Environmental impact of single-use vapes review commissioned; The
Scottish government has commissioned an “urgent review” of the
environmental impacts and management of single-use vapes. The
review, which the Scottish government says comes in response to emerging
concerns around the negative consequences of the disposable devices,
will inform potential policy responses, which could include “a ban of
- Waitrose launches own brand home compostable tea bags; Waitrose has announced it is the “first UK supermarket” to sell certified own-brand home compostable tea bags.
- Deposit return scheme for England, Wales and NI set for 2025; The DRS aims to ensure 85% fewer drinks containers are discarded as litter after three years following its launch.
- TIPA implores government to address Britain’s ‘hotch-potch’ composting infrastructure; Later
this month the government will publish a plan to reach net zero by 2050
and halve the amount of waste per person sent to residual
treatment. Daphna Nissenbaum, chief executive and co-founder of
compostable packaging developer TIPA, said the achievements will not be
met without a huge increase in composting.
- UOW project uses plastic waste to 3D print furnished homes; The
project is titled “Designing for Circular Economics: Creating Impact
from Local Plastic Waste Using Off-Grid Containerized 3D Printers and
Practice-Based Learning.” As part of the project, the University of
Wollongong (UOW) says its teams will focus on the net zero aspect in
the design of a scalable and accessible, net-zero-footprint 3D
printing-based manufacturing system that is comfortable to work in, can
be moved easily between construction sites and enables lay users to
design and manufacture goods from plastic waste onsite.
- UK generated 2nd largest amount of e-waste as a country in 2022; A new study has revealed the countries that produce the most e-waste, with the UK ranking second to Norway.
- Vape recycling service launched in South West by DCW; South
West independent waste management firm DCW has launched a new
disposable vape recycling service in a bid to divert potentially
hazardous waste away from landfill. After expanding its existing
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling service, DCW
says it can now provide businesses with two 23-litre caddies so that
disposable vape users can recycle the casing and batteries of vapes
- Blue Ocean Closures obtains further investment; The
investment should increase the possibilities to grow its sustainable
operations and activities in the field of fully biobased, biodegradable
and recyclable caps and lids.
- The Future Food Movement creates “first-of-its-kind” UK Youth Advisory Board; The
FFM describes its Youth Advisory Board as the “first-of-its-kind” in
the UK that focuses specifically on the food industry’s impact on the
planet. VotesforSchools was launched in 2016 with the intention of
working to reduce voter apathy and promote the youth voice. The FFM
says it is a climate-first industry network on a mission to accelerate
climate action in the food industry from observation to meaningful
- Zero Waste Europe sets essential criteria for zero waste fashion business models; ZWE’s
four essential criteria are design for physical and emotional
durability, demand-driven production to phase out “unsolds” and
discounts, full supply chain transparency and traceability post-sale and
extending the use-phase after first ownership.
- UK Government urged to keep glass out of its Deposit Return Scheme; Of
UK adults polled, those asked would prefer to continue recycling their
glass bottles through existing household collections, rather than
through a deposit return scheme (DRS).
- Spinnova and adidas “sustainable textile solution” produces 65% fewer CO2; Sustainable
material company Spinnova and adidas have introduced the new hoodie,
TERREX HS, the first adidas product made with the sustainable SPINNOVA®
- International NGOs coordinate efforts to tackle plastic pollution; The
World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP), the
Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Initiative and international
climate action NGO WRAP have joined forces to “drive forward global
action” on plastics by improving knowledge exchange. The three
organisations, which share a common vision for a circular economy for
plastics, have each been running national-level initiatives since 2018,
which now span more than twenty countries, WRAP says.
- Government must do more than “ban plastic plates”, says NLWA; Bananas
in plastic bags, onions in plastic nets and cucumbers wrapped in
plastic are three examples of plastic waste that NLWA is calling on the
UK Government to ban.
- Waitrose to save “320 tonnes of packaging” by replacing small wine bottles with cans; Waitrose
has announced plans to move small wine formats from bottles into
aluminium cans in a move it says will save 320 tonnes of packaging in
the first year and marks a “significant step” towards reducing its