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RPS sister company Outpace Ltd join Twitter

Outpace Limited, the sister company of RPS, has joined the world of social media on Twitter. The use of social platforms, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, have revolutionised the way businesses can communicate with one another, and with the extensive expertise of the Outpace packaging consultants, Twitter is just one […]

Latest PRN values published w/e 8th June

Packaging News have released the latest average trading prices for packaging recovery notes (PRN), from the PRN trading platform The Environment Exchange. Prices for week ending 8th June 2012 (prices in Sterling) Current 1 week ago 1 month ago 1 year ago Aluminium 14.00 14.00 7.58 10.00 Glass 15.00 15.00 […]

Vinnolit embrace reuse for sustainability

RPS has a 10 year history of successfully delivering an effective pallet recovery service on behalf of e-pvc producer Vinnolit. The pallet recovery approach embraced by Vinnolit conforms to the sustainability ambitions of the European Waste Framework Directive which is looking to encourage business to adopt a re-use rather than […]

New environmental ISO Standard announced – ISO 14051:2011

Environmental Leader has reported on the new ISO standard, ISO 14051:2011, Environmental Management – Material Flow Cost Accounting, which sets up a framework for businesses to reduce costs linked to waste and improve understanding environmental and financial consequences of material and energy use. According to ISO, not only will the […]

Overview of the use of landfill taxed in Europe

In an article by Waste Management World, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) and its European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (EIONET) have published the report ‘Overview of the use of landfill taxed in Europe’ (Working Paper No 1/2012). The report includes information on issues such as environmental, social […]

RPSs first shoe collection by European Recycling

This month European Recycling have collected RPSs first collection of unwanted shoes and safety boots. As part of RPSs overall objective to achieve zero waste to landfill, by recycling safety boots and unwanted shoes not only reduces the amount of general waste but utilises a product that can be refurbished […]

European Commission report credits UK for reducing landfill

Britian on top – a European Commission report has recently credited the UK for it’s successes at reducing waste to landfill since 2002. According to the article by www.recyclingwasteworld.co.uk, between 2002 and 2009 the amount of waste going to landfill has reduced by 464kg per capita to 259kg, through several […]

2012 Budget announce new packaging targets

On 21st March, as part of the Budget 2012, the new packaging targets for 2013 – 2017 were announced. Based on responses received from DEFRA’s recent consultion, the Government have adopted the preferred targets set out below. The targets, which apply to businesses within the scope of the Packaging Waste […]

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