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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...
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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...
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New grants launched to improve plastics packaging and textiles recycling

Two new grants have been revealed today to fund capital infrastructure projects in England, which will aim to help drive the recycling...
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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...

New asphalt which uses recycled waste tyres launched

Construction solutions firm Tarmac has developed new asphalt technology that enables recycling end-of-life tyres (ELTs) and uses them to build roads.  

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...

Glass can be made from waste ash new research finds

Researchers from Glass Technology Services (GTS) have found that using waste ash from biomass power plants can replace up to a fifth...

Including glass in Scottish DRS will prompt brands to switch to plastic packaging, says...

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement to include glass packaging in a deposit return scheme (DRS), the UK glass manufacturing sector has said...
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Wood Recyclers’ Association calls on Defra to not decrease wood recycling targets

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is urging Defra to not change its packaging waste recycling targets for woods, following concerns that a proposed reduction...

Waitrose & Partners added to The Recycling Event line-up

We are excited to announce that Waitrose & Partners environment manager Ben Thomas will be speaking at The Recycling Event on 2 July at...
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