Siegwerk supported the project as strategic partner from 2020 to 2023. Together with other partners great achievement were made during this time in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia: more than 130.000 people have received access to waste management, more than 120 permanent jobs were created and more than 5000 metric tonnes of waste were collected. The project has been further expanded with a new material recovery facility in Banyuwangi.

CCL Industries is one of the leading label manufacturers in the world with +200 production facilities in 43 countries, with headquarters in Toronto, Canada and Framingham, Massachusetts, USA.

Having curated a database of waste collectors and recyclers, the workstream participants are currently conducting interviews with shortlisted collectors and recyclers. The aim is to gather information regarding current practices (type and volume of waste collected, pre-requisites for acceptance of waste material, geographical regions covered, etc.) and assess compatibility with waste generated by tape manufacturers and converters.

By Kathy Illingworth, Head of Sustainability Consulting

In the UK, waste is a devolved issue. The devolved administrations are responsible for setting their own waste regulations. Whilst in the past, packaging regulations have remained consistent across the nations of the UK, this is set to change with the introduction of deposit return schemes (DRSs) and the reform of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging. It seems like having different packaging regulations across the four nations is likely to bring many issues for producers and retailers in terms of labelling, supply chain management and data reporting.

By Winfried Mühling, General Manager, Pro Carton

Against the backdrop of the COP26 climate change conference earlier this month, European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) has never had more meaning. The thematic focus this year on the circular economy underlines the need to ensure that both individual citizens and wider society are involved and engaged.

On Friday 1st October, members of the Greycon team started a collective walk covering the distance between their London office and their office located in Athens to raise money and awareness for WasteAid. Each member of the team is contributing their steps towards the challenge, which is an estimated 3,466,000 steps covering 1,733 miles.

Vattenfall has signed an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB for dismantling of reactor tanks and their internal parts as well as fuel racks in Ringhals 1 and 2 in southern Sweden. It is thus clear how these large radioactive components are to be dismantled and disposed of, which also sets the framework for other dismantling work at Ringhals 1 and 2.

Leading materials science company Dow (NYSE: Dow) and national sports agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) today announced the establishment of a permanent shoe waste collection ecosystem, which aims to recycle 170,000 pairs of used sports shoes per annum. This collaboration also involves partners such as B.T. Sports, Alba WH, Decathlon and Standard Chartered Bank.

EsPlásticos, the community platform of the Spanish plastics value chain, together with the Mayor of Madrid and other high-ranking politicians, opened the world's first 100% recyclable plastic museum. It is located in the Plaza de Juan Goytisolo in the centre of Madrid, directly opposite the Spanish National Museum, and can be visited free of charge from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until 16 May.

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