Board Converting News, December 27, 2021

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as well as taking boxes they can’t fit into their own recy- cling bins to local recycling centres.” Based on trends identified in DS Smith’s Tipping Point Report, the UK is set to meet the 65 percent municipal recycling rate for 2035 over decade too late. To help get recycling rates back on track, investment is needed to create a consistent approach to recycling with paper and cardboard collected separately from other recyclables. “Brands have a big part to play in tackling the UK’s re- cycling challenge too,” Gerritsen added. “If we are going to ensure future Christmases are green, then the sector needs to collaborate to make sure that households have clarity about what goes in recycling bins.”

Diamond Packaging Awarded Platinum Rating By EcoVadis

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The Price is Right

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