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Top logistics service providers 2012

In a recently published supplement to June’s logistics manager magazine, the top 50 logistics service providers have been named. The top five include well known and widely distributing logistics providers, but do you agree in the order they’ve been placed? 1. DHL – global logistics provider offering comprehensive range of […]

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 […]

RPS help Ineos Compounds to reduce pallet and packaging spend

Pallet recovery remains a key activity in helping Ineos Compounds reduce pallet spend. The recovery process also demonstrates their environmental credentials in terms of embracing a re-use philosophy for what is a valuable asset. Commercial advantages aside the sustainability benefits of pallet recovery are measurable with close to 900te of […]

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 […]

What is the Waste Hierarchy?

The Waste Framework Directive was originally passed into law in 2006, detailing the legislation for the collection, transport, recovery and disposal of waste in Europe. The Waste Hierarchy details the preferred sustainable way to handle packaging. Take a look at this presentation demonstrating the Waste Hierarchy and examples of how […]

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 […]

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