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Shanks confirms interest in Van Gansewinkel

Milton Keynes-based waste management Shanks, which has waste operations in the UK and in Holland and Belgium, today asked for its shares to be suspended while it considers buying continental competitor, Van Gansewinkel Groep BV. ...


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Final figures for the first quarter of 2016 place a further 30,000 tonnes of glass packaging recycled 18 May 2016

Final Q1 data eases glass packaging concerns


Fears of a slow start for glass packaging recycling in 2016 have been alleviated, following publication of the final first quarter figures this week. The data, which has been published by the Environment Agency, shows how much ...

Gareth Godwin, manager at Ward Recycling, displays the company's new Lyndex baler 6 May 2016

Ward Recycling in glass cleaning and MRF investment


Middlesbrough-based Ward Recycling has completed a £490,000 investment in new machinery for its materials recycling facility and glass reprocessing plant, which the company claims will increase efficiency of its operations. The ...

Final figures for the first quarter of 2016 place a further 30,000 tonnes of glass packaging recycled 22 April 2016

Q1 packaging data shows slow start for glass


Provisional packaging recycling data published today (22 April) reveals a rocky start to the year for glass. The official quarterly data has been released by the Environment Agency and gives an indication of how much packaging ...

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FEVE calls for mandatory glass separation


The European Container Glass Federation FEVE has called the separate collection of packaging ‘absolutely essential’ in its report on proposals for new waste laws within the EU. In a response this week to the European ...

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Viridor invests £2 million in Sheffield glass sorting line


Viridor has announced the completion of a £2 million investment in its glass recycling facility in Sheffield, marked with a visit from the MP for Sheffield South East Clive Betts. A total of £6.7m has been invested in the ...

The Budget is likely to see amendments to the UK plastics and glass packaging recycling targets 15 March 2016

Budget to bring plastics and glass targets decision


Compliance schemes and reprocessors are eagerly anticipating the government’s decision to amend plastic and glass packaging recycling targets, which is expected to be announced in tomorrow’s Spring Budget. The plastics target...

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Monmouthshire approves kerbside glass separation trial


A “robust” six-month recycling trial involving 7,500-8,000 Monmouthshire households has been approved by the council that will see glass separated from other dry recyclables at the kerbside. This ‘twin stream’ option ...

The guide gives an overview of the PRN system 9 March 2016

PRN guide explains role of UK system


A guide detailing how revenue generated from packaging recovery notes (PRNs) is invested back into recycling has been published – as part of ongoing work to improve transparency in the system. The Advisory Committee on Packaging...

Latest data shows the final amount of packaging recycled in the UK in 2015 12 February 2016

Early Q4 data shows final push for PRNs


Provisional packaging waste recycling data for the final quarter of 2015 has been released by the Environment Agency, showing most of the recycling targets have been met comfortably. However, some materials are expected to begin ...

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