recycling

Waste firms partner to prevent local recycling monopolies

A group of six independent waste management firms have joined forces in a bid to try and prevent the proposal of local...

Viridor to recycle 5,000 tonnes of plastic to prevent the material leaving the UK

Viridor has agreed a two-year contract with a UK plastics firm to reprocess around 5,000 tonnes of recycling sacks, shopping bags and...

Litter from takeaway packaging is the consumer’s responsibility finds survey

A YouGov survey commissioned by waste management firm FCC found that 68% of participants said the individual consumer has the main responsibility for...

Plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds to be banned in England

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following “overwhelming...
recycling

ESA members ready to invest £10 billion in UK recycling infrastructure

Members of the Environmental Services Association have written a letter to the Secretary of State for Environment Michael Gove, stating that they...
RECOUP

Local authorities are experiencing issues with the plastic market, says RECOUP

According to a new report from RECOUP, local authorities are experiencing issues with the plastics market, with nearly half stating that market...
Gove

Packaging sector writes to Gove calling for world leading use of resources

Major players in the packaging supply chain have signed a letter that has been sent to Environment Minister Michael Gove urging him...
Ecogen

Ecogen announce it’s developing a new recycling site

Recycling firm Ecogen has announced that it has been granted planning permission to develop its new recycling site in Kings Worthy Hampshire.  
Thérèse Coffe

UK Government publish first year progress report on 25-year Environment Plan

The UK Government has published the first progress report of its 25-Year Environmental Plan, stating that, in the first year alone, 90%...
food waste

Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Nestlé to halve food waste by 2030

Major firms including Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Nestlé will today sign a pledge to reduce their food waste by halve by 2030, according to the...
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