Ribena have announced that it is redesigning its Ribena Bottles by reducing the size of the sleeves and making them more transparent, this is part of the company's pledge to make all of it's packaging 100% Recyclable.
This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a new purple wheelie bin called Poppy is teaching people across Ayrshire about new wheelie bins being rolled out, a free recycling point has been installed as East Cambrideshire's District Council offices to encourage the recycling of crisp and sweet packets, and finally an engineer is using discarded glass and gin bottles to create gifts.
Protecting the environment is everyone’s business, and even though we might pat ourselves on the back for religiously rinsing our cans of beans and putting them in the recycling, it appears that kids are head and shoulders above us when it comes to recycling knowledge.
Lidl is going to be removing all of its large 9p reusable bags from all of the Welsh stores to help reduce the plastic pollution, it will affect all 54 stores across Wales and it is estimated that it will save around 150 tonnes of plastic per year.
KP snacks are the latest company to launch a recycling scheme for their packaging, they have joined up with Terracycle for the collection of nuts, crisps, popcorn and pretzel packets which will then be collected and turned into new items like garden furniture.
Since 1992 around 72% of the world's plastic waste has ended up in China and Hong Kong, but with China banning the importation of recycling, what are the ramifications of this?