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10 February 2017

Wales sees MRF target material boost but England static

Data on the quality of material received at material recovery facilities (MRFs) has been published for the third quarter of 2016 – suggesting that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities stood at close to 87%.


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9 March 2017

News in Brief (09/03/2017)


With news on: BMRA scrap laws response; CIWM consumer report, and; eight join ECAP board.

8 March 2017

Government confirms higher packaging targets to 2020


The government has today (9 March) confirmed future target rates for packaging recycling up to the end of the decade – with the overall packaging recycling rate required to rise from a current level of close to 65%, up to 75.4% by 2020.

23 February 2017

Coca Cola offers support for deposit return schemes


Drinks giant Coca Cola Great Britain has backed the potential introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for bottles and cans in Scotland, putting it at odds with councils and retailers who oppose the measure. Coca Cola GB, ...

17 February 2017

London scrap metal fire brought under control


An investigation has been launched following a large blaze at a scrap metal yard in East London yesterday (17 February). The London Fire Brigade was called to T&N Hill Waste Services Ltd on Ives Road in Canning Town shortly ...

14 February 2017

ACP praises PRN ‘value’ following packaging data


Data suggesting the UK’s packaging recycling and recovery rate rose by nearly 800,000 tonnes in 2016 shows the value of the PRN system, the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has claimed. The ACP – a Defra-appointed body ...

13 February 2017

Packaging recycling likely to have hit 8.2m tonnes in 2016


Provisional data for the 2016 compliance year shows the amount of packaging recycled or recovered in the UK is likely to finish at an estimated 8.2 million tonnes. The estimated figure has been taken from monthly reporting figures...

9 February 2017

Foils and plastic trays given ‘widely recycled’ on-pack label


The On-Pack Recycling Label – OPRL – scheme has changed its guidance for plastic pots, tubs and trays and aluminium foil to suggest that the materials are now ‘widely recycled’ by councils at the kerbside. OPRL is used ...

South Northamptonshire council leader, Cllr Ian McCord, takes a dip in support of Recycling Week 27 January 2017

Recycle Week confirmed for autumn 2017


WRAP has confirmed that Recycle Week will return in 2017, taking place from 25 September until 1 October. Now in its 14th year, the Recycle Now and WRAP-coordinated week has become a mainstay of the local authority and ...

25 January 2017

Kent mattress recycler found guilty of exemptions breach


The operator of a waste site in Ashford, Kent, was found guilty for failing to comply with waste exemptions over the storage of mattresses, at a hearing at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday (23 January). Lewis Bertram, trading ...

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