Aluminium cans

Aluminium, glass and cartons might be as bad as plastic bottles for the environment

Replacing plastic bottles with aluminium cans, glass bottles or cartons will also damage the environment, according to a study by Green Alliance.
recycling

Single management system for PRN compliance is favourite model in Resources & Waste Strategy...

A single not-for-profit management organisation has been revealed as the preferred model for respondents in the Government's and devolved Governments' responses to...
OPRL

OPRL to take recycling infrastructure into account on packaging recycling labels

Recycling label organisation OPRL has revealed that it will now take into account materials recycling facilities (MRF) and council collections on packaging...
TRE

The full programme for The Recycling Event is now live

The Recycling Event’s full line-up is now available on the website, with major organisations and firms taking part.  This...
Biffa truck in London

Biffa convicted of breaking overseas export laws

Waste management firm Biffa has been convicted of illegally sending waste collected from households to China and claiming it was waste paper, according to...
bottle

Mechanism to prevent volatility across materials should be considered, says ACP

The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is calling on Defra that from 2020 onwards, consideration should be given to a mechanism to prevent...
aluminium can recycling

Aluminium drinks can recycling rate is at its “highest ever level”

According to Alupro, the UK aluminium drink can recycling rate has risen to 75%, its highest rate ever, up from 54% in 2010, with 95%...

Sainsburys to trial reverse vending

Retailer Sainsbury’s has launched a reverse vending recycling trial at its Lincoln store, which allows customers to return plastic bottles up to 3 litres...
plastic

UK recycling sector emphasise commitment for responsible processing of waste

Following the airing of the first episode of “War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita”, the UK’s recycling industry has emphasised its commitment to...

Exports of recycled materials have a place in global economy, says TRA

The Recycling Association has said that exports of recycled materials have their place in part of a global economy, but these need to...
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