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Provisional estimates have put the amount of glass packaging below what is required for the first quarter of 2016 22 April 2016

Q1 packaging data shows slow start for glass

Provisional packaging recycling data published today (22 April) reveals a rocky start to the year for glass. The official quarterly data has been released by the Environment Agency and gives an indication of how much packaging ...


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glass clear 20 April 2016

FEVE calls for mandatory glass separation


The European Container Glass Federation FEVE has called the separate collection of packaging ‘absolutely essential’ in its report on proposals for new waste laws within the EU. In a response this week to the European ...

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Viridor invests £2 million in Sheffield glass sorting line


Viridor has announced the completion of a £2 million investment in its glass recycling facility in Sheffield, marked with a visit from the MP for Sheffield South East Clive Betts. A total of £6.7m has been invested in the ...

The Budget is likely to see amendments to the UK plastics and glass packaging recycling targets 15 March 2016

Budget to bring plastics and glass targets decision


Compliance schemes and reprocessors are eagerly anticipating the government’s decision to amend plastic and glass packaging recycling targets, which is expected to be announced in tomorrow’s Spring Budget. The plastics target...

mixedglass3 10 March 2016

Monmouthshire approves kerbside glass separation trial


A “robust” six-month recycling trial involving 7,500-8,000 Monmouthshire households has been approved by the council that will see glass separated from other dry recyclables at the kerbside. This ‘twin stream’ option ...

The guide gives an overview of the PRN system 9 March 2016

PRN guide explains role of UK system


A guide detailing how revenue generated from packaging recovery notes (PRNs) is invested back into recycling has been published – as part of ongoing work to improve transparency in the system. The Advisory Committee on Packaging...

Latest data shows the final amount of packaging recycled in the UK in 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 ...

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 ...

Provisional estimates have put the amount of glass packaging below what is required for the first quarter of 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 ...

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