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

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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

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Plastics recycling capacity ‘must double’

Plastics recycling capacity ‘must double’ The European plastics recycling industry must double in capacity by 2030 to meet targets. That warning has come from consultancy AMI, which said achieving this would be helped by a desire among companies to be … Read More

Defra minister bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes

Defra minister bids to end ‘madness’ around recycling regimes

Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) minister, Rory Stewart, is looking to pursue his vision to move England’s local authorities towards a set of more ‘consistent’ policies in waste and recycling collections. Stewart spoke at a fringe session … Read More

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Recycling Could Provide Aid to the UK’s Recovery

Putting a positive spin on where the recycling market is headed and how it will support the whole UK in creating future jobs, a recent report by Green Alliance shows that reusing and recycling waste materials could create 200,000 jobs. … Read More

England Runs the Risk of Missing Recycling Targets

Following Defra’s decision to take a step back from waste management, MP’s have urged Government to increase recycling rates across England by 2020. Government has been asked to ensure that only genuine residual waste is sent to energy-from-waste plants. MP’s … Read More