Prime minister warns of incineration tax if recycling rates missed

Prime minister warns of incineration tax if recycling rates missed According to a recent article published on the MRW website, Theresa May has warned during questions at the House of Commons that a tax on incineration may be introduced if … Read More

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UK recycling infrastructure is overloaded

A report entitled ‘Tipping Point’ from packaging recycler and manufacturer DS Smith suggests that  the UK’s kerbside recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail sales. The report stated that there … Read More

Government supports comprehensive and frequent rubbish and recycling collections

Calls are being made to change to rubbish and recycling collections, due to the increasing need to recycle efficiently, says Defra. Household recycling rates in England have increased significantly from 11% in 2001 to 45.2% in 2017.  Recently however, progress … Read More

Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission Updates Circular Economy Action Plan

 Circular Economy Action Plan – The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan with an aim of stimulating Europe’s transition towards a circular economy.   The new Circular Economy Action Plan would boost global competitiveness and foster … Read More

‘Urgent action’ needs to be taken by plastic firms on waste

Voluntary sustainability agreements and the increasing interest in ‘chemical recycling’ as part of a circular economy have been major themes at PlasticsEurope’s annual IdentiPlast event in London. The event brought to light the need for change in plastic firms in … Read More

No deal Brexit waste concerns

No deal Brexit prompts waste concerns

No deal Brexit waste concerns  – A no-deal Brexit could result in significant disruption to waste exports, livestock exportation and manure stores. There have been heightening concerns from officials who are preparing for possible incidents of pollution caused by “leaking … 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

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Waste strategy will require separate food waste collections

Investment Minister Graham Stuart MP announced at the ADBA National Conference last week that the Government’s forthcoming Resources & Waste Strategy will “require separate food waste collections” to reduce emissions from landfill and produce renewable energy and natural fertiliser through … 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

CIWM highlights Brexit implications on RDF exports

Brexit and RDF Exports : The CIWM has commissioned a report that warns of the possible implications of Brexit for the refuse derived fuel (RDF) sector and examines uncertainties around the future of the industry. Brexit and RDF Exports : … Read More