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News round-up 14/1

First renewable carton; Gaylor to leave Taylor; Largest brewer joins compliance scheme; Consultation on composting

World’s first fully renewable carton

Finnish dairy producer, Valio, is the first company in the world to sell carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials.

The package, Tetra Rex Bio-based from Tetra Pak, is manufactured solely from a combination of plastics derived from plants and paperboard.

Valio will trial the package with Valio Eila lactose free semi-skimmed milk in retail outlets across Finland until mid March, and will then use feedback from consumers to decide whether to adopt the cartons more broadly across its chilled product range.

Press Release

Gaylor to leave Taylor

Taylor’s sales and marketing director, Julian Gaylor, will be leaving the bin manufacturer on 31 March after 17 years with the business. As part of his wider plans to launch a national waste management consultancy Gaylor will continue to work with the Taylor Group on a consultative basis.

Mark Jenkins, who has reported in to Gaylor for the last three years, has been appointed to the role of UK sales director.

He said: “Taylor has been a fantastic experience and a second home for many years however I leave knowing that the future of the business is now in safe hands following the full appointment of the senior management team.”

Press Release

UK’s largest brewer joins compliance scheme

Nine new members, including Britain’s biggest brewer, Molson Coors, have formally signed up to the Sustain waste packaging compliance scheme operated by the Britsh Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).

The scheme reduces the cost of buying Packaging Recovery Notes and provides comprehensive support and industry-specific expertise. The BBPA said membership is set to rise further.

Sustain was devised and created in partnership with the BBPA with a mission of reducing both the environmental impact and overall costs of their packaging and packaging waste.

Press Release

Consultation on composting techniques

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) is seeking views on the development of guidance on the best available techniques for composting.

This guidance will be used by Sepa inspectors when considering all aspects of regulation of sites involved in composting.

Responses should be made direct to Sepa by 27 February 2015 and comments should be submitted in writing to the National Operations Waste Unit.

Organics Recycling Group

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