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23 February 2017

Coca Cola offers support for deposit return schemes

Drinks giant Coca Cola Great Britain has backed the potential introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for bottles and cans in Scotland, putting it at odds with councils and retailers who oppose the measure. Coca Cola GB, which in 2015 was among a group of major brands to urge caution over the adoption of a deposit scheme ...

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Council recycling officers and retailers have spoken out against the introduction of a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles or cans in the UK, following renewed calls for a review of the initiative. Deposit return schemes (DRS...

Services firm Amey has announced a £12.5 million invesment in safety-equipped vehicles for use across its UK environmental service contracts. The waste firm has already introduced 74 new vehicles, with another eight due for ...

The latest charity news stories from the waste and recycling sector, including: Tanbridge's Simon Mander to tackle London Marathon; FCC Greatmoor donation; Christmas tree appeal, and; Andigestion donates to pavilion cause.

Wastepack Group has acquired Integra Compliance Ltd, strengthening its position in the packaging waste and waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) compliance sector. Stafford-based Integra Compliance Ltd operates three ...

The ‘affordability’ of waste contracts established through the government’s Private Finance Initiative – PFI – is increasingly under review by local authorities, a legal expert said yesterday (22 February). The comments ...

Opportunities for financing the Sheffield Energy Recovery Facility via low interest loans have influenced the city council’s decision to scrap its 35-year contract with Veolia. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Sheffield’s cabinet ...

The president of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has criticised the export of refuse derived fuels to Europe and has argued that more residual waste should be treated in the UK. Professor Bates – Professor...

Plasma specialist Tetronics International has accused Defra of a U-turn over its decision to uphold a rule allowing waste companies to landfill hazardous waste materials from energy from waste plants. And, the company’s group ...

The UK's largest paper manufacturing and recycling business, DS Smith, has announced Jochen Behr as its new Head of Recycling. The appointment comes after the sudden departure of Dr Jim Malone who held the post until this month...

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