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Provisional data released today shows a promising start to the year for glass packaging - but not for aluminium 22 April 2015

Aluminium and recovery hit hard in Q1 packaging data

Changes to scrap metal protocols have led to a “concerning” shortfall in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the first quarter of 2015, some industry sources have claimed in response to provisional recycling data released today...


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The Advisory Committee on Packaging has issued its recommendations for the European Commission's Circular Economy Package 9 April 2015

ACP sets out EU circular economy proposals


The UK government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has submitted a series of proposals to the European Commission to take into account when drawing up its revised Circular Economy package this year. Proposed new targets ...

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Ward Recycling in Middlesbrough 30 March 2015

News in brief (30/03/15)


With news on; Vince Cable at Ward Recycling opening; Hiscox Insurance enters waste market; Wastecycle deploys software;  Viridor donates compost, and; Geminor acquisition Vince Cable opens Ward Recycling ...

A new recycling collection scheme is being rolled out across Dundee 19 March 2015

Separate glass among Dundee collection changes


Dundee city council has begun the two-year roll-out of a new collection regime for household recycling, as it seeks to almost double its recycling rate from 32% currently to 60% by 2020. Residents in the city, which is the fourth ...

Provisional data released today shows a promising start to the year for glass packaging - but not for aluminium 13 March 2015

Q4 2014 packaging data indicates strong year for glass


Compliance schemes welcomed publication of the final provisional packaging waste recovery statistics for 2014 yesterday (March 12), showing the market appears to have met its obligations for the year. The Q4 figures for September...

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Defra appoints new members to packaging committee


Defra has appointed ten members to its new Advisory Committee on Packaging, including Jonathan Short, the founder of the plastics recycling firm ECO Plastics and Andrew Bird, the chair of LARAC. Known as the ACP, the Committee is ...

The forklift overturned on April 26 2010 18 December 2014

Recresco handed £180,000 fine for worker death


Glass recycling firm Recresco has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed when the forklift truck he was driving overturned at the firm’s Ellesmere Port plant in April 2010. Ian Aliski, 29, from Ellesmere Port, was ...

The new amber glass furnace in Rotherham 8 December 2014

Beatson Clark increases capacity with amber glass furnace


Glass packaging manufacturer Beatson Clark has increased its capacity to reprocess glass cullet with the opening of a new amber glass furnace at its site in Rotherham, Yorkshire. The company has replaced its former amber furnace ...

Inverclyde 18 November 2014

Inverclyde to roll out glass recycling next month


Inverclyde council will begin introducing a new fortnightly kerbside glass recycling service to almost 28,000 households from the start of next month. Currently, glass is not collected by the council as part of its dry ...

green glass bottles 4 November 2014

Revised glass PRN targets laid before parliament


The revised packaging waste targets for glass have been laid before parliament by resource minister Dan Rogerson and are due to officially come into force on November 24. The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (...

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