Metals Monday 31 August 2015
Defra has further intervened to aid the aluminium packaging sector in meeting its targets 27 August 2015

Defra makes further aluminium allowances

Defra has further revised the protocols for aluminium packaging recycling in a second bid to boost the number of PRNs that can be issued. Last week (August 21) changes were made to the rules governing the date of accreditation and...

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The value of scrap cars has reduced below light iron. In recent years fewer cars have been abandoned but they are now evident again - picture in West London, August 2015 24 August 2015

Councils ‘must face up to new economic realism’

 

With world stock markets seeing declines on August 24 of more than 5.5%, recycling sector experts are waiting to see whether there is a knock-on effect on commodities. On the paper front, one leading exporter of recovered ...

Defra has further intervened to aid the aluminium packaging sector in meeting its targets 24 August 2015

Defra intervenes over aluminium PRN fears

 

Defra has amended the PRN accreditation process for aluminium reprocessors amid fears that producers will not meet their obligation for the material in 2015. Under the new rules, operators will be accredited to issue packaging ...

Large tonnages of scrap metal are often exported from the port in Newhaven, East Sussex 14 August 2015

EMR to submit odour plan over unwashed cans

 

Unwashed cans have caused a stink at a metal recycling facility in Newhaven, which has been ordered to submit an odour management plan to address the problem. The Environment Agency this week confirmed European Metal Recycling (...

The Environment Agency data gives an indication of how much packaging will need to be recycled by the end of 2015 23 July 2015

Q2 data paints latest PRN picture

 

Ongoing uncertainty surrounding aluminium and recovery PRNs has continued into the second quarter of 2015, provisional waste packaging data published by the Environment Agency suggests. The data released on the National Packaging ...

Defra has further intervened to aid the aluminium packaging sector in meeting its targets 23 July 2015

‘Bad planning’ refuted by aluminium sector

 

The aluminium recycling sector has been accused of bad planning, following a further ‘shortfall’ in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the second quarter of 2015. The interim data for aluminium and other materials...

TGM’s refurbished baling press 7 July 2015

Plant and equipment round-up (07/07/2015)

 

With news on: Eriez opening a test centre in Wales; balers for TGM and the Co-Operative Group; the launch of a freestanding walling system; and, safety gloves for LondonWaste   TGM Environmental ...

The Environment Agency data gives an indication of how much packaging will need to be recycled by the end of 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 ...

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’.

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