Metals Thursday 28 May 2015
Aluminium sector braced for higher recycling targets 23 April 2015

Alupro calls for changes to PRN system

Metal recycling organisation Alupro has called for an “overhaul” of how PRNs are issued, following a shortfall in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the first quarter of 2015. Alupro, which represents aluminium ...


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Scotland's Environment Minister Richard Lochhead is backing plans 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’.

Provisional data released today shows a promising start to the year for glass packaging - but not for aluminium 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 baler at Metal Processing's Northam site where the incident took place in January 2014 20 April 2015

Metal recycling firm fined after worker severs hands


A Southampton-based recycling firm has been ordered to pay £38,000 after a worker had both hands sheared off in an accident involving an industrial baler. Metal Processing Ltd was prosecuted at West Hampshire Magistrates’ Court...

Scrap metal yard generic 15 April 2015

Sliding metal prices impacted UK green economy in 2010-12


A significant decline in scrap metal prices led to a drop in the value of waste and recycling to the UK environmental goods and services sector between 2010 and 2012, the Office for National Statistics has reported. The figures ...

Firefighters tackle the blaze overnight at Recycling Lives' Longridge Road depot. Picture courtesy: Lancashire Fire and Rescue 10 April 2015

Recycling Lives hit by scrap fire at Preston site


Lancashire-based WEEE and metal recycling firm Recycling Lives has suffered a major fire overnight at its scrap metal site at Longridge Road, Preston. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the site before 21:40 ...

The EuRIC debate took place in Brussels 7 April 2015

Recyclers set out hopes for EU circular economy package


The use of recycled materials needs to be incentivised across Europe, according to the recently-formed European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), which represents paper and metal recyclers across Europe. The comments ...

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 ...

Provisional data released today shows a promising start to the year for glass packaging - but not for aluminium 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...

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