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

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Following the Scottish Government’s announcement to include glass packaging in a deposit return scheme (DRS), the UK glass manufacturing sector has said...
glass recycling

Glass packaging recycling rate is at 74%, finds new study 

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Industry data on glass recycling has shown that over 12 million tonnes of glass bottles and jars are collected and recycled in...

Waitrose & Partners added to The Recycling Event line-up

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

Wood sector opposed to PRN price stability mechanism

Two wood trade associations have expressed their opposition to a proposed price stability mechanism for PRNs. Following volatility seen...
Carpets

Carpet producers to work together to make the carpet sector circular 

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Carpet manufacturers, industry associations and civil society have joined together to make the carpet sector circular, and to urge the European Commission and Member...
plastic

UK recycling sector emphasise commitment for responsible processing of waste

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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...
TRE

The full programme for The Recycling Event is now live

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

VinylPlus recycled nearly 640,000 tonnes of PVC in 2017

Sustainable development programme VinylPlus has announced that it has recycled 639,648 tonnes of PVC during 2017.   At its Sustainability Forum in Madrid, which was held on 16th and 17th May, it explored how the vinyl sector and...

Veolia providing high quality mixed glass to be turned into roof insultation

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An innovative sorting technology has allowed Veolia to begin providing Knauf Insultation with 80,000 tonnes per year of mixed glass to turn into roof...

Tesco to remove hard to recycle materials from its packaging

Supermarket Tesco has told suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its packaging.  This includes PVC, polystyrene, oxy degradable materials, PLA, water soluble bio plastics and industrial...
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