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Closed Loop sweats over retail milk bottle squeeze

Defra minister Dan Rogerson is calling retailers back around the table in a bid to thrash out a firm commitment to back the plastics recycling sector over the use of recycled plastics in milk bottle production. The news comes a week after the minister hosted initial crunch talks with retailers and the plastics industry around ...


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The Viridor Poll

Do you have faith in retailers to keep to CSR pledges on using recycled content?

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WRAP Recycle Now refresh gets pilot roll out


A new nationwide recycling campaign currently being trialled in Sheffield and Tunbridge Wells has received a positive response according to the local authorities. The Waste & Resources Action Programme’s revamped Recycle Now...

Happier times: (l-r) Material Works’ MD Robert Billson and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk councillor councillor Brian Long signing the waste deal in December 2012 27 March 2015

West Norfolk councillor defends failed waste deal


The deputy leader of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk council has defended the authority’s decision to sign and subsequently scrap a deal with waste firm Material Works, which would have used “innovative” technology to recycle 35,000 ...

Southend-on-Sea 27 March 2015

Veolia set to oust Cory from Southend contract


Southend-on-Sea borough council has today (March 27) named Veolia as the preferred bidder for its new recycling and waste collections contract, which is due to start in October 2015. The decision, which was approved by councillors...

The worker trapped his leg in the baler at Baker Waste Services' Enderby site 26 March 2015

Leicester waste firm fined after worker’s leg crushed in baler


A Leicester-based recycling firm has been ordered to pay more than £15,000 after a worker’s leg was severely crushed in a cardboard baler. Bakers Waste Services Ltd was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates’ Court today (26 ...

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Stirling RCV driver charged following fatal collision


A former Stirling council waste collection vehicle driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous and inconsiderate driving. The charge follows the death of an 80-year old man in Sherrifmuir in December.

Caroline Lucas MP addressed the Green Party's key campaign themes at the launch in London 26 March 2015

Green Party draft manifesto includes food waste ban to landfill


A ban on food waste to landfill and a 70% recycling target by 2020 are just two draft proposals that could feature in the Green Party’s general election manifesto. And, the Greens would also aim to increase national spending on ...

The site where the proposed Altens East MRF and RDF facility would be established 26 March 2015

SUEZ submits application for Aberdeen waste facility


Plans to develop a joint waste and recycling facility in Aberdeen by early 2017 have been submitted to the city council. SUEZ’S Recycling & Waste Recovery UK division, formerly SITA UK, is seeking planning permission to ...

The Resource Association has urged retailers to continue to back the use of rHDPE in milk bottle production 25 March 2015

Reprocessors keep up pressure over milk bottles


Consumers would support laws giving bottle manufacturers a responsibility to include recycled content in plastic milk bottles even if it resulted in an increase in price, the Resource Association has claimed. The organisation, ...

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PM: “Sun doesn’t shine” on Brighton bin collections


Prime Minister David Cameron has criticised the Green Party’s record on bin collections in Brighton, during his final PMQs today before the general election. Speaking at the House of Commons session, Mr Cameron had previously ...

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Crossing the border caught up with Zero Waste Scotland director Iain Gulland at Resource 2015 in East London to talk waste regulations, landfill tax and the election as the Scottish Government races to meet its ambitious targets  

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The End of Waste is nigh

David Adams, Managing Director of waste management and recycling broker 707, comments on collective waste disposal and improving waste streams ahead of the



Within the commodity markets that encompass the recycling sector, there is a huge amount of volatility and uncertainty at present. Ferrous metals markets have dived after the iron ore price fell. In paper, the value of used newspapers and ...


This week the Liberal Democrats were back on the campaign trail and displaying their green credentials, with a pledge to introduce a 70% recycling target for England if elected in May. This was just one of a number of ...


With some polls indicating it is on course to win 10% of the vote at the May general election, it seems the Green Party has never been so popular. While the surge in support may be a backlash towards the policies of others – the...