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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...


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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 ...

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.