Metals Tuesday 30 June 2015
The Environment Agency data gives a first indication of how much packaging will need to be recovered in 2015 3 June 2015

Packaging data confirms challenge for aluminium

Obligation data indicating the amount of packaging waste producers will have to recycle in 2015 has confirmed there could be a challenge in meeting demand for aluminium PRNs. The figures – which are subject to change as more ...


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The machinery which Ryan Jackson was injured working on in December 2013 2 June 2015

Rotherham metal recycler fined for safety failings


A Rotherham-based metal recycling firm has been fine £15,000 after a worker’s arm was drawn into unguarded machinery. C F Booth Ltd was sentenced at Rotherham Magistrates Court yesterday (June 1) over serious safety dangers on ...

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’.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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