Veolia and LEON pilot deposit return scheme to enhance recycling in UK

UK – The European recycling group, Veolia and UK-based restaurant chain LEON have partnered to trial a deposit return scheme in the UK to promote on-the-go recycling. The two have unveiled a reverse vending machine designed to accept plastic bottles and aluminium cans at King’s Cross in central London, UK. The pilot will run for six months to encourage people to recycle while on the go, addressing the rising concerns around plastic packaging and their pollution implications on the environment. Veolia said the partnership was backed by research which shows…

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Nestle join forces with Veolia to tackle plastics leakage and accelerate recycling

SWITZERLAND – Global food and drinks giant, Nestle has announced that it has partnered Veolia, the world’s leading resource management company to tackle plastics leakage into the environment and develop recycling schemes. The two will collaborate on waste collection sorting and recycling of plastic material, with an emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. The initiative which looks to enhance plastic recycling and prevent oceanic pollution will focus on eleven priority countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. According to Nestle, the partnership will also explore technologies such as pyrolysis (which…

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