Glass Saturday 29 August 2015
The certificate was presented at TRA’s Recycling Day conference 29 July 2015

News in brief

With news on: Plastic bag increase; Cromwell awarded Enfield contract; Tyre recycler awarded PAS 107 certificate; WRL Glass Media expands exports, and; Bournemouth moves waste software system online  


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


The Environment Agency data gives an indication of how much packaging will need to be recycled by the end of 2015 23 July 2015

Q2 data paints latest PRN picture


Ongoing uncertainty surrounding aluminium and recovery PRNs has continued into the second quarter of 2015, provisional waste packaging data published by the Environment Agency suggests. The data released on the National Packaging ...

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Recresco to pay £70k after worker loses arm


Glass recycler Recresco has been fined £50,000 and ordered to pay more than £21,000 in costs after an agency worker’s arm was severed above the wrist when it was caught in a glass sorting machine. Philip Grace, age 43, of ...

Councils expect MRF gate fees to rise as material value declines and quality improves 4 June 2015

Biffa invests £3.1m in MRF glass cleaning


Biffa has invested £3.1 million into glass cleaning technology at its two ‘super’ MRFs at Aldridge in the West Midlands and Edmonton in North London, aiming to boost material quality and “reduce the risk presented by the volatile ...

Scotland's Environment Minister Richard Lochhead is keen to explore a deposit scheme for beverage containers in Scotland 20 May 2015

Drinks brands wary of ‘costly’ Scottish deposit scheme


Plans to consult on the introduction of a deposit return scheme for plastic, glass, aluminium and steel drinks containers in Scotland have been criticised by packaging producers and major beverage brands as ‘costly and confusing’.

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Packaging committee considers PRN transparency


  The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is to consider whether the categories where PRN funding can go may benefit from further amendment, because of a “widespread lack of understanding” of where the money is being spent.

The Environment Agency data gives an indication of how much packaging will need to be recycled by the end of 2015 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...

The EU Waste Framework Directive sets out the ground rules for waste across Europe 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 ...

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