Successful FEFPEB spring meeting held in Edinburgh, Group welcomes change to European Union’s Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive

FEFPEB welcomed its members from 15 European countries to its spring meeting, which was held in Edinburgh in early May. The annual gathering included presentations from MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament) Fergus Ewing, who is the Scottish Rural Economy Secretary, on the importance of the wooden pallet and packaging sector to Scotland and the … [Read more...]

TIMCON welcomes Defra revision process on recycling targets, advocates for reuse and repair versus recycling

The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has welcomed Defra’s consultation on the UK extended producer responsibility (EPR) system for packaging. Defra is the UK's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. TIMCON, which represents the wooden packaging and pallet industry in the UK and Ireland, says the process will … [Read more...]

ISRI2019 to Debut Residential Recycling Summit at Los Angeles Convention

(Washington, DC) – Building on its reputation as the premier recycling industry event in the world, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2019 Convention & Exposition will add a Residential Recycling Summit to its lineup of educational workshops. Through seven sessions it will deep dive into the issues surrounding plastics, paper, … [Read more...]

Forest2Market Report Shows Changing Demand for Wood Fiber is Impacting Residuals Markets

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an escalating pace, a new Forest2Market report shows that both structural and temporal market shifts in recent decades have impacted the markets for wood fiber residuals. The report, Changes in the Residual Wood Fiber Market 2004 to 2017, … [Read more...]

Recycled cardboard bedding takes top prize at London awards

  DS Smith wins Best New Product Launch at MPR Brilliance Awards 2018 Recognized for launch campaign with animal bedding brand BedKind DS Smith Recycling won Best New Product Launch at this year’s Marketing and PR Brilliance Awards, which took place on December 7, 2018, at the Le Méridien Hotel in London. The company was … [Read more...]

First Mile and KeyKeg kick-start a closed-loop recycling programme for plastic beer kegs

London: Keeping plastic beverage kegs out of the landfill   Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in the landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile have teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular programme which recycles plastic kegs, turning them into new, useable plastic … [Read more...]

The Future Outlook For Tyre Supply Chain

Spurred on by a natural commercial rivalry, manufacturers have initiated several projects that address the issues – be that in-house or through a consultancy – because none of them wants to be seen to be behind the curve By Madhubhaskar Thiricode Madhubhaskar Thirikode is Director – Global Tyre Sub Sector, CEVA Logistics This article appears … [Read more...]

DS Smith: Converting Single-Use Plastics into Long-Lived Products

As a leading supplier in sustainable returnable transport packaging, DS Smith Plastics was invited as a guest speaker at the prestigious annual Plastics Recyclers Meeting, held October 11 & 12 in Cascais, Portugal. This year’s conference, attended by many key members in the plastics industry, focused on the increased collection of … [Read more...]

It’s not plastic that’s destroying the planet, it’s how we use it

Steve Millward, General Manager at bakery equipment company Bakers Basco, welcomes the UK Government’s £20m fund aimed at changing how we use and abuse plastic. Editor's note: Bakers Basco was set up by five of the UK’s leading plant bakers in 2006 to buy, manage and police the use of a standard basket for the delivery of bread to retailers and … [Read more...]

Poll: If Americans Are Expected to Recycle, It Needs to Be Made Easy

Survey indicates brands can help improve recycling behavior (Washington, DC) – While traditionally the effort to increase recycling rates has focused on education and awareness, a new study among over 2,000 Americans conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of The Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) suggests action by brands and government may … [Read more...]