aluminium can recycling

European aluminium beverage can recycling at 74%

According to European Aluminium (EA), the overall recycling rate for aluminium cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland increased to a new record of 73.6%...
The Recycling Podcast

The Recycling Podcast has been launched

A new podcast, The Recycling Podcast, discussing the latest issues in the recycling sector has been launched. The first...
bottle

SUEZ publish critical review of Defra’s plans for a new EPR scheme

Waste management firm SUEZ has published a new report which provides a critical review of Defra’s proposed plans and options for a new extended...
Environment Secretary Michael Gove

Businesses and manufactures to pay full cost of recycling under Resources and Waste Strategy

As part of the recently published Resources and Waste Strategy by Defra, businesses and manufacturers will now pay the full cost of recycling and...
clothes

Fashion retailers to trial new circular economy business models

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and QSA partners have announced that they are working with numerous fashion retailers to develop...
highland spring

Highland Spring to permanently roll out 100% recycled and recyclable plastic bottle

Following a successful trial in 2018, Highland Spring has announced that it is permanently rolling out 100% recycled and recyclable plastic eco...
coffee cup

First bales of used coffee cups delivered to James Cropper paper mill

The first bales of used coffee cups from a scheme in collaboration with Forge Recycling, Hubbub and Leeds City Council, have been...
black plastic

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...
Carpets

Carpet waste being diverted from landfill on the rise

Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) has announced that carpet waste being diverted from landfill has continued to rise in the UK.  According to the company, 168,000 tonnes of carpet...
Adidas

adidas to launch 100% recyclable running shoes

Clothing brand adidas is launching a 100% recyclable running shoe called FUTURECRAFT.LOOP that can be returned, broken down and reused to create new...
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