Glass Sunday 29 November 2015
Consideration of the plastics PRN needs an all-round view, suggests Valpak 26 November 2015

Defra proposes lowering plastic packaging target

Long-awaited proposals to amend the plastic and glass packaging recycling targets have today (26 November) been outlined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The


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(L-R) Beatson Clark recycling plant engineer Chris Daniells, logistics manager Colin Saysell and health and safety manager Dave Linford 16 November 2015

Beatson Clark invests in glass sorting line


Rotherham glass manufacturer Beatson Clark has completed an £840,000 upgrade at its Greasborough Road facility to install optical glass sorting technology aimed at boosting material quality. The company holds a contract, ...

Leeds Town Hall 13 November 2015

Leeds recycling service ‘inhibited’ by funding cuts


Plans to expand food waste and glass recycling services in Leeds have been “inhibited” by financial pressures and central government funding cuts, city council documents reveal. A council report highlights concern about a...

The latest MRF reporting data shows no increase in the number of reporting facilities 11 November 2015

Regulator queries on MRF reporting data ‘still high’


The number of queries raised by regulators on quality and contamination data submitted by MRF operators has fallen slightly but is “still high”, according to WRAP, in its analysis of the latest quarterly MRF data. The ...

A joint contract for the recycling of glass is expected to go live in July 2016 8 October 2015

Scottish councils seeking joint glass contracts


The Scottish Government’s Materials Brokerage Service - a joint platform for local authorities to market and trade recyclable materials – is underway, with an initial joint contract for the sale of glass going out to market. ...

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 ...

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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