Supermarket Trial of US-style Paper Bags

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) welcomes the move by Morrisons supermarket to trial large paper bags that can be reused by shoppers and which are fully recyclable. Whilst CPI understands that the trial is in just eight stores and that consumers will be charged 20p per paper bag, it will be interesting to see […]

Paper and Cardboard Recycling Industry Launches New Initiative to Help Councils Improve Quality of Recycling in a Changing Market

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has today announced the formal launch of OUR PAPER, a new programme to support councils in improving the quality and quantity of paper and card separately collected for recycling. OUR PAPER is an initiative that promotes the value of paper that local councils collect on behalf of the public, […]

“No Deal” Brexit – Rules of Origin

More details have emerged about the rules of origin that would apply to UK exports of goods to the EU27 in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit. As a reminder, rules of origin are the criteria needed to determine the national source of a product. Their importance is derived from the fact that duties […]

Further EA Consultation on Charging Scheme

The Environment Agency (EA) has opened a Consultation on further proposed changes to its charging scheme. The changes implemented last April following the Strategic Review of Charges have not allowed for expected cost recovery. The additional proposals include increases in costs for some areas tempered by reductions for some aspects. The proposals include: Clarity around […]

Waste and Recycling Company Fined £700,000 and Director Jailed for Eight Months

Waste and recycling company Gaskells has been fined £700,000 ordered to pay costs of £99,886.57 and its director Jonathan Gaskell sentenced to eight months in prison, after a worker was killed. Gaskells (North West) Limited and Jonathan Gaskell were sentenced both for their part in the death in 2010 of Polish national Zbigniew Galka, and […]

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