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The latest provisional Q4 data indicates that packaging recycling targets will be met 2015 12 February 2016

Early Q4 data shows final push for PRNs

Provisional packaging waste recycling data for the final quarter of 2015 has been released by the Environment Agency, showing most of the recycling targets have been met comfortably. However, some materials are expected to begin ...


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The Recycle Now campaign will focus on metals and glass recycling in the home in March, April and May 2016 10 February 2016

Recycle Now turns focus to metal and glass


Recycle Now – the communications campaign led by WRAP to boost household recycling – will start a three-month drive in March to capture more metal and glass material in the home. As part of the drive, WRAP has made ...

The separate glass collection trial could start in Monmouthshire in summer 2016 4 February 2016

Monmouthshire considers separate glass collection trial


A Monmouthshire council committee has recommended undertaking a six-month trial of separating glass from other dry recyclables at the kerbside, with the aim of improving material quality and reducing its recycling costs. ...

The South East London Combined Heat and Power plant is one of a handful of incinerators in England operating with R1 status 14 January 2016

EU referendum and markets shape packaging outlook


Global commodity markets, revised targets and uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum are all expected to shape UK packaging recycling over the course of 2016. This was the message from compliance schemes, reprocessors and the ...

Consideration of the plastics PRN needs an all-round view, suggests Valpak 26 November 2015

Defra proposes lowering plastic packaging target


Long-awaited proposals to amend the plastic and glass packaging recycling targets have today (26 November) been outlined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The

(L-R) Beatson Clark recycling plant engineer Chris Daniells, logistics manager Colin Saysell and health and safety manager Dave Linford 16 November 2015

Beatson Clark invests in glass sorting line


Rotherham glass manufacturer Beatson Clark has completed an £840,000 upgrade at its Greasborough Road facility to install optical glass sorting technology aimed at boosting material quality. The company holds a contract, ...

Leeds Town Hall 13 November 2015

Leeds recycling service ‘inhibited’ by funding cuts


Plans to expand food waste and glass recycling services in Leeds have been “inhibited” by financial pressures and central government funding cuts, city council documents reveal. A council report highlights concern about a...

The latest MRF reporting data shows no increase in the number of reporting facilities 11 November 2015

Regulator queries on MRF reporting data ‘still high’


The number of queries raised by regulators on quality and contamination data submitted by MRF operators has fallen slightly but is “still high”, according to WRAP, in its analysis of the latest quarterly MRF data. The ...

A joint contract for the recycling of glass is expected to go live in July 2016 8 October 2015

Scottish councils seeking joint glass contracts


The Scottish Government’s Materials Brokerage Service - a joint platform for local authorities to market and trade recyclable materials – is underway, with an initial joint contract for the sale of glass going out to market. ...

Generic MRF 24 September 2015

MRF operators ‘must comply’ with data reporting


Concerns over waste operator compliance have been raised following publication of the latest quarterly data for materials recycling facilities (MRFs) in England and Wales today (September 24). Resource Association chief executive ...

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