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17 May 2017

Obligation data offers clearer picture of 2017 packaging targets

Data published this week has confirmed that packaging recycling targets for 2017 look largely on course to be met by the end of the year, with performance in steel, paper and wood ahead of schedule. Obligation data which was made ...

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NEWS ARCHIVE

4 May 2017

News in Brief (04/05/2017)

 

With news on: Glamorgan Cricket Club sees recycling boost; Ealing hits recycling target ahead of schedule; Rental sector recycling guide, and; Cawleys vehicle investment.

28 April 2017

Q1 packaging data shows plastic, steel and wood rise

 

Latest packaging recycling data published this week has suggested that processing of plastics, wood and steel has increased in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period 12 months earlier. The provisional data, ...

5 April 2017

PRN revenue topped £50 million in 2016

 

Revenue from the UK’s packaging recovery note (PRN) system totalled over £50 million in 2016, figures published by the Environment Agency this week suggest. This would suggest that the income from PRNs fell when compared to the...

28 March 2017

Re-Gen announces glass recycling deal with High 5

 

Northern Ireland firm Re-Gen Waste has announced a £10 million contract with glass recycling specialist High 5 Recycling Group. Under the terms of the contract, the Newry-based recycling and waste management company will ...

27 March 2017

Veolia secures outlet for St Helens’ cullet plant

 

Veolia has secured a take-off contract with Knauf Insulation for the supply of recycled glass cullet from a refining and drying plant to be developed at St Helens, Merseyside. Due for completion by the end of 2017, Veolia's £...

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 ...

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%.

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 ...

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