Metals Friday 27 March 2015
Flexible aluminium packaing such as food and drink pouches will be collected from households under the trial 19 March 2015

Defra backs ‘caddy bag’ flexible packaging trial

Defra is backing a trial to assess the feasibility of collecting flexible laminated packaging such as food and drink pouches, pet food pouches and toothpaste tubes from households, via a ‘caddy bag’ scheme. The scheme is ...


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Industry sources have expressed some concern over the 2015 steel market 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...

Avonmouth - copyright Bristol Port Authority 26 February 2015

Agency satisfied Avonmouth dust levels are safe


Dust levels at Avonmouth docks near Bristol do not pose a risk to public health, the Environment Agency has concluded, after carrying out air quality monitoring close to premises operated by metal recycler Sims Metal Management and waste wood...

Local authorities have reported a decline in metal thefts 23 February 2015

Councils report decline in metal thefts


Incidences of metal theft have fallen by around a third since the introduction of legislation aimed at curbing the crime, local authorities have claimed. Figures published last week (February 21) show that there were a total of 40...

An artist's impression of BlueMAC's new offices 23 February 2015

News in brief


With news on: GIB renewable energy fund; Shanks signs Netherlands hospitality contract; Neales wins Blackpool Pleasure Beach contract; Yorkshire landfill operator admits offences, and; BlueMAC Manufacturing reports growth  

Fragmentised steel being loaded onto a coaster at one of EMR's quayside facilities 17 February 2015

Iron ore price overhangs ferrous scrap market


The ferrous scrap metal sector within the UK continues to come under pressure as market demand for scrap weakens because of lower iron ore prices. And, there have been developments at the top two companies in the UK market – EMR...

Sheffield Halfway 10 February 2015

EMR opens third metal recycling site in Sheffield


Metal recycling giant EMR has opened its third scrap metal recycling depot in Sheffield. The Halfway facility, situated at the former SITA site on Holbrook Industrial Estate in Halfway, buys all grades of ferrous and non-ferrous ...

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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 ...

Metal recycling firm BW Riddle has been ordered to pay £88,000 after one of its worker fell from the firm's conveyor belt 2 January 2015

Lincolnshire metal recycler fined £70,000 after worker injury


Lincolnshire-based metal recycler BW Riddle has been fined £70,000 and ordered to pay £18,000 in costs after one of its workers suffered broken ribs in an incident at the firm’s Bourne site in February 2013. Lincolnshire Crown...

William Ward suffered 'catastrophic crush injuries' when the side of the barge collapsed on him 22 December 2014

EMR and Birmingham council fined over safety failings


European Metal Recycling Ltd has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay £80,000 in costs following the death of a worker at its depot in Warwickshire. This was one of two recycling-related cases successfully prosecuted by the ...

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