Glass Friday 3 July 2015
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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. [caption id="...

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Biffa's Aldridge MRF has had glass cleaning and fibre optic sorting technology installed 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.

The Environment Agency data gives a first indication of how much packaging will need to be recovered in 2015 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...

The EU Waste Framework Directive sets out the ground rules for waste across Europe 9 April 2015

ACP sets out EU circular economy proposals

 

The UK government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has submitted a series of proposals to the European Commission to take into account when drawing up its revised Circular Economy package this year. Proposed new targets ...

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited Ward Recycling in Middlesbrough 30 March 2015

News in brief (30/03/15)

 

With news on; Vince Cable at Ward Recycling opening; Hiscox Insurance enters waste market; Wastecycle deploys software;  Viridor donates compost, and; Geminor acquisition Vince Cable opens Ward Recycling ...

A new recycling collection scheme is being rolled out across Dundee 19 March 2015

Separate glass among Dundee collection changes

 

Dundee city council has begun the two-year roll-out of a new collection regime for household recycling, as it seeks to almost double its recycling rate from 32% currently to 60% by 2020. Residents in the city, which is the fourth ...

The Environment Agency data gives a first indication of how much packaging will need to be recovered in 2015 13 March 2015

Q4 2014 packaging data indicates strong year for glass

 

Compliance schemes welcomed publication of the final provisional packaging waste recovery statistics for 2014 yesterday (March 12), showing the market appears to have met its obligations for the year. The Q4 figures for September...

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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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