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Generic MRF 24 September 2015

MRF operators ‘must comply’ with data reporting

Concerns over waste operator compliance have been raised following publication of the latest quarterly data for materials recycling facilities (MRFs) in England and Wales today (September 24). Resource Association chief executive ...


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O-I will use recycled content from Viridor at its Alloa plant in Clackmannanshire 4 September 2015

O-I transfers glass recycling to Viridor


EXCLUSIVE: Glass manufacturing giant O-I is to transfer its Scottish glass recycling operations to Viridor’s £25 million plant. Under a seven-year agreement, Owen-Illinois Inc will buy treated cullet from Viridor’s new ...

Viridor's plant will process glass packaging for Scotland's burgeoning whisky industry 2 September 2015

Viridor opens £25m glass recycling facility


Viridor officially opened its £25 million glass recycling plant in North Lanarkshire yesterday (September 1) - with Scottish Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead on hand to cut the ribbon. The plant, at Newhouse, is capable of ...

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  

Councils and businesses are required to ensure that materials such as plastic, paper, metal and glass are collected separately for recycling 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’.

Steel packaging 11 May 2015

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.

Councils and businesses are required to ensure that materials such as plastic, paper, metal and glass are collected separately for recycling 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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