plastic recycling

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

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Northern Ireland recycling rate rises

Northern Ireland recycling rate rises Northern Ireland’s municipal waste recycling rate has risen by 3.9 to 43.6% in the first three months of 2018. The nations’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs published its municipal waste management statistics for … Read More

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WRAP finds ‘local’ flats recycling approach can help

WRAP finds ‘local’ flats recycling approach can help WRAP has published a report looking to “identify and test measures” to help local authorities improve recycling, particularly on flatted properties within UK cities and urban areas. Some of the findings of … Read More

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism

Defra defends recycling in face of EfW criticism With energy from waste facing criticism this week in claims that it is slowing recycling and that new plants are not needed, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has stepped … Read More

Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017

Gate fees ‘fall for landfill sites’ in 2017 Gate fees for landfill sites, excluding tax, have fallen slightly from 2016 but local authorities and waste contractors expect to see increases soon as available capacity reduces. That was the verdict from … Read More

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Businesses and politicians urge tax boost for recycling

An influential body of businesses and politicians has urged ministers to use tax measures to boost recycling. The Aldersgate Group said VAT and environmental levies could be critical tools in improving resource efficiency. Its report No Time to Waste sets … Read More

plastic recycling

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics

European Commission plans ban on some single-use plastics The European Commission has proposed new rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas. Single-use plastic products such as cotton buds, plates, straws and … Read More

recycling in London

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly

Mayor warns London boroughs to recycle weekly London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he hopes to use persuasion to ensure that all 32 boroughs offer weekly collections of dry recyclables and food waste but indicated he could use force. Taking … Read More

WEEE

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages

Q1 WEEE Data shows a year on year drop in tonnages On 1st June the Environment Agency published Q1 2018 UK data that shows a drop in the collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) against Q1 2017. Collections … Read More

ESA recycling

ESA: more funding needed for UK to meet EU targets

ESA: more funding needed for UK to meet EU targets The UK will fail to meet EU-based recycling targets unless the Government takes steps to strengthen end markets for all materials collected, the Environmental Services Association (ESA) has warned. It … Read More