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Earth Day 2021: How can your school get involved?

On 22nd April, Casepak will be joining thousands of individuals and organisations in celebrating Earth Day. Read more

WRAP’s plan for a waste-free world is a promising step for recycling

Recently, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) released 'Our plan for a sustainable planet', an ambitious blueprint to achieve a waste-free world by 2025. Read more

Cardboard shortages make recycling more important than ever

As a result of the Covid-19 crisis, demand for cardboard boxes has increased dramatically, as a result of increased online shopping. Read more

Plastic export regulations are a step in the right direction, but more infrastructure investment is needed

At the start of this month, the EU placed restrictions on non-recyclable plastic waste exports to non-OECD countries. Read more

Casepak is 50!

We are delighted to be celebrating Casepak’s 50th anniversary! 50 years at the forefront of the recycling sector. Read more

Scrub up your bathroom recycling habits

A recent report published by a plastics recycling charity looks at the current recyclability of beauty and bathroom product packaging. Read more

It’s the final straw… for plastic straws in England

Earlier this month a ban on single use drinking plastic straws and stirrers, and cotton buds came into force across England. Read more

It’s Recycle Week 2020

Recycle Week 2020’ is upon us. Read more

UK confirms CEP pledge

The UK has recently renewed its commitment to recycling 65% of municipal waste by 2035. Read more

Life after lockdown and recycling

The Casepak team can be forgiven for thinking Christmas has arrived earlier this year. Read more

Warning over waste crime

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the good nature of many individuals and businesses, it has also highlighted those who have exploited the national crisis. Read more

Think before you throw – contamination rises as COVID continues

As lockdown continues, life at the MRF carries on as we do our best to keep the recycling sector and economy moving. Read more

It’s time to dump fly tipping

Fly tipping is a serious issue, and over recent weeks we’ve witnessed an increase in people dumping unwanted items across the UK. Read more

Waste sector employees are ‘key’ to UK’s operations amid crisis

Waste disposal workers have been given ‘key worker’ status by the Government. Read more

Time to clean up recycling in the bathroom

A recent report calls for manufacturers of common bathroom toiletries to improve product labelling Read more

All that glitters is damaging our planet

Glitter may look innocent enough, but the sparkly substance is having a damaging effect on our environment Read more

‘Tis the season to sort your recycling!

It's that festive time of year again, so Casepak has put together a comprehensive Christmas recycling wish list... Read more

Yes, we CAN all recycle more

What's the deal with recycling aluminium? Read more

Household recycling – there’s still work to be done

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has released the results of its 2019 Recycling Tracker. Read more

Casepak and Leicestershire County Council join forces for new recycling campaign

Casepak is joining forces with Leicestershire County Council for a new campaign to encourage residents to put the right things in their recycling bins...Read more

Is it time to refresh your bathroom recycling routine?

Recycling in the bathroom is easier than you think....Read more

Retailer introduces colour-coded recycled plastic trays

This week news broke that Waitrose is set to introduce multicoloured recycled trays for its ready meals...Read more

TEEP: A watching brief

Casepak, like much of the recycling industry, has been following closely the government’s plans to enforce changes upon waste operators ...Read more

Further calls for sector-wide consistency

Earlier this week, Claire Shrewsbury, WRAP’s head of government and communities, delivered the keynote speech at the National Food Waste Conference (27 March), stating there was a ‘mountain to climb’ to meet Defra’s standards within its Resources and Waste Strategy. Read more

Consulting for clarity

This week the government launched a series of consultations relating to its Resources and Waste Strategy. Read more

Say no to nappy contamination!

Nappies in the recycling stream is an issue not just for Casepak, but for the recycling industry as a whole. Read more

Government waste strategy aims to boost recycling efforts

The Government’s new Resources & Waste Strategy sets out plans to hold producers of waste responsible by ensuring they cover the full costs of recycling and collecting material Read more

Championing career achievements at Casepak!

There has been much to celebrate at the start of November, with two of Casepak’s team marking milestone employment anniversaries. Read more

Harnessing the power of plastics

To help households manage their plastic recycling as efficiently and effectively as possible, we’ve produced a few helpful tips Read more

Baking for cash! Team Casepak raises £1,000 for Macmillan

Team Casepak strapped on their aprons for a bake sale in aid of Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2018. Read more

Recycle Week 2018 has landed!

This year’s Recycle Week runs from 24th - 30th September.Read more

Industry unites to crack down on waste crime

Last year Casepak welcomed a report set out by industry bodies titled ‘Rethinking Waste Crime’. Read more

Ambitious report calls for UK to go beyond EU recycling targets

The National Infrastructure Commission has published its first National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA), a report which seeks to provide advice to Government on long-term infrastructure challenges over the coming decades. The report sets out a range of recommendations for the waste and recycling sector Read more

Strong secondary markets key to tackling gulf in plastic recycling

This month a report presented by the Resourcing the Futures Partnership has highlighted the crucial role that the UK's secondary commodities market can play in tackling the problem of plastic waste. Read more

The final straw

We have all seen the damage caused by plastic that ends up in our oceans, seas and rivers. It is reported that 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year, and as a result there have been calls for a worldwide crackdown on plastic pollution. Read more

Cracking on – the most environmentally friendly Easter egg packaging revealed!

As we gear up to the Easter celebrations, our thoughts (naturally) turn to chocolate Easter eggs. However as much as we love the chocolate, at Casepak we also think about the packaging surrounding many of our Easter treats. Read more

Working together for a more ‘plastic fantastic future’

Another week, another raft of plastics news hitting the headlines. This week saw Buckingham Place announce the Queen's plans to ban the use of plastic straws on all royal estates, in a move thought to be influenced by David Attenborough's documentary, Blue Planet II. Read more

Casepak welcomes the EU’s Plastics Strategy

Last week the European Union published its Plastics Strategy, in large part a response to China's recent decision to ban imports of low grade plastic waste. Read more

Confused about Christmas recycling collections?

At this time of year there are so many things to organise and think about. So in the lead up to the festive season, the Casepak MRF team thought it would be useful to put together a quick guide to help you understand items that our facility can and can't process, and some useful good practice tips. Read more

What will China’s ban mean for the industry?

Earlier this year, China shocked the industry with the news that it planned to introduce tougher waste import controls, including a ban on 24 kinds of solid waste such as plastics , unsorted waste paper and waste textiles materials. Read more

Has the meaning of recycling been forgotten?

Let's celebrate the great achievements the UK's recycling industry has achieved so far, and work hard to continue these efforts! Read more

Waste crime: If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is

Waste crime costs the waste industry and taxpayers £604 million a year, according to a report by the Environment Services Association Educational Trust (ESAET) and Environmental Services Association (ESA). Read more

How far off reality is AI for the waste and recycling industry?

A recent report by auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has claimed that nearly a third of existing British jobs are at risk of being taken over by robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) within 15 years. Read more

Upgrades improve efficiency at our collections and processing facility

Casepak has invested more than £300,000.00 in new processing and health and safety equipment at our Enderby-based Collections and Processing Facility. Read more

There’s a strong case to keep recycling targets, post-Brexit

Since the UK’s vote to leave the European Union back in June 2016, many of us in the waste and recycling sector have been eagerly and anxiously awaiting some firm statements from Government about the role that our industry will play in a post-Brexit economy. Read more

Casepak welcomes Government’s industrial strategy

The Prime Minister recently launched the Government’s Green Paper ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’, which sets out a series of proposals to develop a modern industrial strategy that will “deliver long-term, sustainable success” for the UK’s economy and society. Read more

Battle of the Bakers for Macmillan!

The Casepak team were delighted to raise £700 at two Macmillan Coffee Mornings. One coffee morning took place on Friday 30th September at Casepak’s headquarters in Enderby, where £197.48 was raised. The second coffee morning was held at Casepak’s MRF on Friday 7th October and raised £346.36. Casepak’s Senior Management Team donated extra funds, rounding the total up to £700. Read more

Bonnets off to Easter fun at Casepak!

Easter 2016 saw staff at Casepak display their creativity with our annual competition... Read more

Casepak passes latest MRF Code audit!

We recently had our Environment Agency MRF Code audit at Casepak, and passed with flying colours! Read more

Casepak’s creative Christmas competition

Casepak held its annual creative Christmas challenge last week. This time around staff members’ little ones were invited to design a Christmas decoration using recycled materials. Read more