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News round-up 20/5

Businesses sanctioned over packaging; Pizza chain hires recycling firm; WRAP’s office move; Plastic conference move

Businesses sanctioned over packaging

The Environment Agency (EA) has published the latest list of businesses which have fallen foul of packaging regulations and the penalties they face.

Fashion company Abercrombie & Fitch is being monitored after failing to register and failing to recover packaging waste. It has to pay $4,082.75 to the Future Trees Trust.

The biggest penalty has been incurred by Chilli Marketing with two infringements. The group, “a premium drinks business focused on the development of top quality premium brands” has to pay over £59,000 to the Woodland Trust and nearly £12,000 to the Campaign to Protect Rural England as well as registering with a compliance scheme and training staff.

EA website

Pizza chain hires recycling firm

PizzaExpress has appointed Specialist Waste Recycling (SWR) to deliver recycling and waste management services to all 300 of its UK restaurants where recycling is not determined by a landlord or the local council. 

SWR will provide food waste, glass, cardboard and general waste collections, which have been proven to increase on-site recycling levels to over 85%.

SWR specialises in waste the hospitality sector, partnering with the British Hospitality Association and Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Press release

WRAP’s office move

WRAP is moving offices at the end of the week but staying in Banbury. Staff will now be housed in one building: Blenheim Court, 2nd Floor, 19 George Street, Banbury, OX16 5BH.

Contact numbers of the organisation remain the same and WRAP Cymru and WRAP Northern Ireland offices are unaffected.

Plastic conference move

The British Plastics Federation’s Recycling the ‘Unrecyclable’ seminar on 2 June is being relocated because of the popularity of the event.

It will now take place at the central London offices of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining at 1 Carlton House Terrace.

The event will include the launch of an innovative way to separate PE from PP and presentations on marine litter, compatibilisers and what to do when recycling may not be the answer. MRW is the media partner.

Press release


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