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Defra appoints new members to packaging committee

Defra has appointed ten members to its new Advisory Committee on Packaging, including Jonathan Short, the founder of the plastics recycling firm ECO Plastics and Andrew Bird, the chair of LARAC. Known as the ACP, the Committee is ...


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Recresco handed £180,000 fine for worker death


Glass recycling firm Recresco has been fined £180,000 after a worker was killed when the forklift truck he was driving overturned at the firm’s Ellesmere Port plant in April 2010. Ian Aliski, 29, from Ellesmere Port, was ...

The new amber glass furnace in Rotherham 8 December 2014

Beatson Clark increases capacity with amber glass furnace


Glass packaging manufacturer Beatson Clark has increased its capacity to reprocess glass cullet with the opening of a new amber glass furnace at its site in Rotherham, Yorkshire. The company has replaced its former amber furnace ...

Inverclyde 18 November 2014

Inverclyde to roll out glass recycling next month


Inverclyde council will begin introducing a new fortnightly kerbside glass recycling service to almost 28,000 households from the start of next month. Currently, glass is not collected by the council as part of its dry ...

green glass bottles 4 November 2014

Revised glass PRN targets laid before parliament


The revised packaging waste targets for glass have been laid before parliament by resource minister Dan Rogerson and are due to officially come into force on November 24. The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (...

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Q3 packaging data shows material surplus


Compliance schemes have welcomed further improvement in the provisional packaging waste recovery statistics released for the third quarter of 2014 today (October 22), with a further cooling of PRN prices forecast across the board.

Nottingham city council is considering introducing a caddy for glass inside its 240 litre recycling bins 29 September 2014

Nottingham plans for separation of glass and paper


Plans by Nottingham city council to change its collection system to keep paper and glass apart under the new rules to separately collect glass, paper, plastics and metals have been backed by the Environment Agency. Speaking at a ...

The tool offers greater clarity on what quality of material reprocessors will accept 10 September 2014

Resource Association unveils second phase of ReQIP


The second phase of an online information tool which addresses the impact of recycling contamination has been unveiled by the Resource Association. ReQIP (the Recycling Quality Information Point), which ...

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Glass recycler hails impact of separation technology


By Michael Holder The head of glass recycling sister firms Berryman and Reuse has urged councils to consider collecting glass separately from other materials to boost quality despite the firms recent ...

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Yorwaste installs 300,000 glass separation system


By Michael Holder Waste management firm Yorwaste has installed a 300,000 system to separate clean glass from commingled material at its materials recycling facility (MRF) in Seamer Carr near ...

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