Government

Hilary Benn unveils long-awaited Packaging Strategy

Posted in Business News, Environmental Issues, Government, Opinion, Recycling on June 25th, 2009 by Chris Penfold – 3 Comments

The following article provides an overview of Hilary Benn’s Packaging Strategy. We will follow-up with our own comments and views on this strategy in a separate blog-post – look out for it!  Chris

Jill Park, packagingnews.co.uk, 09 June 2009

The banning of aluminium and glass from landfill is under review by the government as part of its long-awaited Packaging Strategy, revealed today.

Environment minister Hilary Benn announced the government’s new packaging strategy, ‘Making the most of packaging’, this morning at the Futuresource conference at Excel in London.

The strategy outlines the government’s plan to improve the design and manufacture of packaging over the next decade and covers recycling strategy, packaging reduction and reusability.

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Companies challenged to pay for disposal of wasted packaging

Posted in Government on June 16th, 2009 by admin – 8 Comments

12-Jun-2009 – The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged UK companies to contribute to the ₤100m annual disposal costs of excess packaging, in an effort to reduce package wastage.