M&S Recycling Initiative

In-store recycling – M&S take the lead

M&S Recycling Initiative – After launching a plastic recycling scheme for customers in stores, M&S recycling bins will now accept ready meal containers and crisp packets from rival supermarkets. M&S Recycling Initiative – This new initiative will enable customers to … Read More

Sustainable Action Clothing Plan

UK fashion retailers urged to join Sustainable Action Clothing Plan.

Sustainable Action Clothing Plan. MPs have urged major retailers to sign up to a WRAP-run commitment – the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), in an effort to slash the landfilling of waste in the fashion industry, however, eight major retailers … Read More

Recycling boxes to be banned

Box type recycling to be banned on safety grounds

Recycling boxes to be banned – Councils are being called on to stop ‘box type’ recycling/rubbish collections due to health and safety concerns, according to new research. A study by the University of Greenwich and published by the Institution of … Read More

bottle deposit scheme

Bottle deposit scheme is praised by consumers

Bottle deposit scheme – Consumers at leading frozen food chain, Iceland, have received the equivalent of more than £30,000 for recycling plastic bottles in the first retailers to trial “reverse vending machines” to reduce littering and increase recycling of single-use … Read More

Christmas food waste tips

It’s the most wasteful time of the year

Christmas food waste tips: Christmas is often referred to as being the most ‘wonderful’ time of the year, but it’s also the most wasteful, creating a huge rise in the amount of waste materials being produced and disposed of during … Read More

Cardboard Recycling st Christmas

Unwrapping the festive layers: Cardboard recycling tips.

Cardboard Recycling at Christmas: We recently blogged about the best way to recycle Christmas wrapping paper and what to avoid choosing to ensure our paper rubbish makes it back into the paper mills, but what about what lies beneath? The … Read More

Christmas recycling tips

Christmas recycling tips: The wrapping paper scrunch test

Christmas recycling tips: The big Christmas wrapping paper debate is almost upon us!  Many of us will be going to extremes to wrap gifts to impress our loved ones, but do we really understand what can and can’t be recycled … Read More

post-consumer recycled materials

Policy interventions to deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials in UK

Post-consumer recycled materials: A new report published by Eunomia Research and Consulting (November 20th) outlines policy measures to help deliver increased use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) in the UK economy. Post-consumer recycled materials – The report entitled ‘Demand Recycled: … Read More

new waste recycling strategy

Government’s new waste recycling strategy to cost retail sector £1 billion

New waste recycling strategy: Ministers are expected to publish a new waste strategy this month which will see supermarkets, retailers and major drinks brands paying tens of millions of pounds more towards recycling their used packaging. New waste recycling strategy: … Read More

Recycling in UK

Survey says we do care about recycling in the UK

Recycling in UK : A recent survey carried out by Cardiff University shows three quarters of people want the Government to ensure products are recyclable and repairable and almost 90 per cent want all packaging to be recyclable. Recycling in … Read More