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According to the TRA, some 750 clothing collection banks have been taken by one operator without any legal authority in the past 18 months alone - with ‘no attempt by the police to bring...
A total plastic bottle ban is 'the big thing' for the June 2019 edition of the renowned festival, according to event organiser Emily Eavis. In previous years, close to 1 million plastic bottles have...
‘WasteAid is raising money to train communities in poor parts of the world to recycle plastic, creating jobs and keeping plastic out of the oceans,’ explains organiser Sally Talbot....
Latest figures from the Confederation of Paper Industries and HM Revenue & Customs reveal that the UK - Europe's largest exporter of recovered paper - shipped out 1.441 million tonnes of mixed...
The new plant will process around 10 to 15 000 tonnes of plastic film every year and provide employment for a crew of 40. It will be constructed at the existing site in Corby, which Beauparc owns...
Energy recovery accounted for 124 000 tonnes of the 2017 total with the growing use of carpets as a renewable fuel source in cement kilns; some 42 000 tonnes was either reused or recycled. ‘In...
The committee, whose remit is to consider how far policies and programmes of UK government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable...
Aged between 40 and 56, the workers were killed when a 15-foot materials partitioning wall collapsed on them at the site run by Hawkeswood Metal Recycling in the Nechells area of the city. 'This...
Using HM Revenue & Customs' export data along with stats from the National Packaging Waste Database, the company has extrapolated the growth seen in alternative destinations during 2016 and 2017...
RecoMed has recycled over 5000 kg of uncontaminated PVC since it was launched back in 2014, with 2800 kg amassed this year alone. The items collected include oxygen and anaesthetic masks, oxygen...
ELG has been named technical supplier to the America's Cup racing team and will process all carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use parts – such as boat hulls and foils – to...
The quartet comprises ceo Vic Sinclair, financial director Charlie Parker, operations director Dave Weston and tubulars director Iain Laing. Following the acquisition, all existing staff will...
Stakeholders are being asked to comment on how any taxpayer-funded initiative ‘could be designed so that it complements existing schemes, represents value for money, is deliverable without...
Aurubis is eager to expand its geographical boundaries. At the moment, it is particularly exploring business opportunities in South America, North America and Europe. Acquiring other ventures is a...
UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond comments: ‘The UK led the world on climate change agreements and is a pioneer in protecting marine environments. And I want us now to become a...
Some 26% of those questioned did not know how to delete their personal data while 33% did not think it was necessary. Pointing to ‘a real risk’ that old or unused electronics are being...
The uncertainty surrounding mixed paper clearly shifted the trading emphasis on to OCC, UK shipments of which leapt 37.8% year on year to 279 957 tonnes; the total was more than 10 000 tonnes higher...
The firm has rebranded with the tagline ‘working towards a world where nothing goes to waste’ and launched a new website at www.axiongroup.co.uk. Founding directors Keith Freegard and...
Recent campaigns by Hubbub include a high-profile coffee cup recycling initiative which has led to over 1.2 million being recycled, as well as a forthcoming campaign to boost the recycling of plastic...
The shortage relates primarily to a lack of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants, which are replacing landfill sites as the preferred, more sustainable solution for non-recyclable 'residual' waste....
Recycling Technologies is currently operating the Swindon Material Recovery Facility, which relies on chemical technology to recycle plastic waste back into a valuable low sulphur hydrocarbon...
Formed in 1991, Regain Polymers is located in Yorkshire and specialises in recycling post-consumer and post-industrial rigid plastics, producing tightly-specified compounds from seven extrusion lines...
The new clothing made by VIN + OMI consists of sustainable materials like rPET yarn, derived from post-consumer bottles processed by European plastics recyclers. The designer urges that ‘more...
The project, for which the UK's RSSB (Rail Safety Standards Board) has awarded a grant of £ 1.25 million (Euro 1.4 million) aims to both reduce weight and optimise vertical and transverse...
‘We believe the 1.5% level for OCC, as set out in EN643 (the European list of standard grades of paper and board for recycling) and currently required by the Chinese authorities, provides the...
Waste PVC-U profiles accounted for 62% of the UK’s recycling achievement in 2016; the equivalent of 5 million window profiles were recycled, said to be enough to renovate more than 420 000...
CarTakeBack has been Ford’s approved scrap car recycling partner since the inception of the End of Life Vehicle regulations by the UK government in 2005. This has seen CarTakeBack divert over...
Initially, metal thefts were driven down by funded interventions and by the fact that ‘metal prices were crashing all around us’. Now, however, ‘metal prices are on the rise and so...
Earlier this year, group subsidiary Vanden Recycling opened its first UK plastics processing facility at Peterborough and has since taken on a number of new clients. ‘What has surprised us is...
This milestone represents a more than 16-fold increase over 2006 levels when just 4% of local authorities collected cartons at the kerbside. This sharp uptrend is said to be the result of ‘...

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