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Article Aug 16 2017
Do your teams need waste management training?
With the Circular Economy Package’s targets becoming more ambitious and national recycling targets reaching higher than before, it’s increasingly important to ensure you’re equipped to make the rig...
Article Aug 10 2017
Closing the loop on black plastic ready-meal trays
Every year in the UK, 3.5 million tonnes of plastics go to landfill because black and some other colours of packaging cannot be detected by recycling sorters.
Article Aug 2 2017
Earth Overshoot Day and Ecological Debt
Today is Earth Overshoot Day: the tipping point in the calendar where human beings have used up 100% of this year’s supply of resources.
Article Aug 1 2017
Next steps for PRNs in the UK
Peter Clayson, External Affairs Manager at DS Smith, discusses the recent Defra review into packaging recovery notes (PRNs) and their future in the UK.
Blog Jul 24 2017
Contamination costs where quality counts
DS Smith’s focus on quality recycling comes from our need to source clean paper fibres to supply our paper mills who, in turn, feed our packaging plants. We’re one of Europe’s leading recyclers,...
Article Jun 15 2017
What does the recycling industry need from a new UK government?
In the days following the June General Election 2017, there has been none of the traditional dust settling and planning for the future, writes Mathew Prosser, UK Managing Director at DS Smith...