Glasgow 2014 leads the call for Scottish businesses to make resource efficiency pledge

A new scheme that aims to help Scottish businesses reap their share of an estimated £2.9 billion worth of savings by using energy, water and raw materials more efficiently has been launched.

Cardboard food carton launched that aims to be easy to recycle

Frugalpac has launched a new carton that has been designed to boost recycling.
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New study finds that only a third of plastic used by households is recyclable

A Local Government Association (LGA) analysis has found that only a third of plastics used by households annually is recyclable.  The study found that 525,000 tonnes of plastic...

New study finds reduction of plastic bags in oceans down to 5p bag charge

A new study has found that there was a reduction in plastic bags found in the seas around Britain, due to the introduction of a...

Sims Metal Management makes investment into Chinese metal business Chiho-Tiande

Global metal recycling giant Sims Metal Management (Sims MM) has bought a 16 per cent stake in Hong Kong-based scrap metal business Chiho-Tiande Group (CTG).

Zero Waste Scotland launches fund to help remanufacture infrastructure

Awards of up to £100,000 are available to companies and organisations in Scotland to capture high value items for remanufacture.

Train named after recycling and waste management company

A train has been named “Viridor” to commemorate the long-term relationship between the waste management company and Freightliner Heavy Haul (FHH).

Paper industries collaborate to improve quality

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries’ (ISRI) has been working with paper recycling businesses to improve the quality of recycled material by reducing contamination in the...

Dutch energy from waste company wins contract to treat FCC residual waste

FCC Environment has signed a contract for Dutch energy from waste company Twence to process refused derived fuel.

Paper continues to fall in price but is there more optimism ahead?

Grades of paper such as OCC and ONP have fallen on this week’s scrap-ex price report but most other materials are stable.
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