Glass Saturday 25 March 2017
10 February 2017

Wales sees MRF target material boost but England static

Data on the quality of material received at material recovery facilities (MRFs) has been published for the third quarter of 2016 – suggesting that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities stood at close to 87%.


With the latest news and past articles about the glass recycling sector. Use the News Archive below to find more items.


13 February 2017

Packaging recycling likely to have hit 8.2m tonnes in 2016


Provisional data for the 2016 compliance year shows the amount of packaging recycled or recovered in the UK is likely to finish at an estimated 8.2 million tonnes. The estimated figure has been taken from monthly reporting figures...

13 February 2017

Recresco fined over door crush incident at Cwmbran


Glass recycler Recresco has been fined £50,000 after one of its workers suffered crush injuries from a roller shutter door at its sorting facility in South Wales. The waste business was also ordered to pay costs of £9,944 at a ...

South Northamptonshire council leader, Cllr Ian McCord, takes a dip in support of Recycling Week 27 January 2017

Recycle Week confirmed for autumn 2017


WRAP has confirmed that Recycle Week will return in 2017, taking place from 25 September until 1 October. Now in its 14th year, the Recycle Now and WRAP-coordinated week has become a mainstay of the local authority and ...

24 October 2016

Q3 packaging data suggests targets on course to be met


Targets for the collection of packaging waste for recycling look likely to be met comfortably in 2016 – figures published for the third quarter of the year suggest, indicating that PRN prices across some materials could fall. ...

12 October 2016

WRAP releases National Recycling Guidelines


WRAP has released its first National Recycling Guidelines at the LARAC conference this week, which have been developed together with industry stakeholders. And, significantly, the guidelines have specified that bottle tops can...

26 September 2016

News in brief (26/09/2016)


With news on: Glass collection guidance; West Norfolk recycling incentives scheme; Dagenham food waste campaign, and; Southwark facility opens to public.

5 September 2016

NI minister discusses Chinese market prospects for glass


Northern Ireland’s first minister Arlene Foster has discussed ‘opportunities’ for sustainable glass manufacturing with the Chinese Consul General during a joint visit to Encirc’s plant in Derrylin, County Fermanagh last month.

25 July 2016

Steel recycling soars in latest packaging data


The amount of steel packaging recycled in the second quarter of 2016 has spiked according to provisional data released by the Environment Agency on Friday (22 July). And, nearly all other materials look on track to meet the ...

24 May 2016

Shanks confirms interest in Van Gansewinkel


Milton Keynes-based waste management Shanks, which has waste operations in the UK and in Holland and Belgium, today asked for its shares to be suspended while it considers buying continental competitor, Van Gansewinkel Groep BV. ...