Paper Saturday 30 May 2015
polling station (2) 7 May 2015

Recyclers eye ballot paper recycling ‘boost’

As UK voters hit the polls today (May 7) paper recyclers are eyeing up a ballot papers boost for confidential paper shredding next year.


With the latest news and past articles about waste paper or paper for recycling. Alternatively, you can use the News Archive below to find more items.


Tullis Russell Papermakers fell into administration yesterday (April 27) 28 April 2015

RWE assesses effect of Tullis Russell collapse


The operator of a major £200 million biomass facility in Scotland has said that the plant will continue to operate as normal despite the news that its main heat and power customer has entered administration. RWE Npower officially...

Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd (top left) pictured from the RWE Npower biomass plant (bottom right) 27 April 2015

RWE biomass plant could lose main customer


Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd – the Fife paper mill supplied with heat and power by RWE Npower’s waste wood biomass energy plant – has fallen into administration with the loss of 325 jobs. A further 149 jobs are also at ...

The Gent Fairhead facility would be based at Rivenhall Airfield near Braintree 17 April 2015

Rivenhall plant allowed to source waste outside of Essex


A proposed merchant energy recovery centre in Essex with the capacity to treat more than a million tonnes of materials per year has been granted permission to source solid recovered fuel as well as materials for recycling from outside of the ...

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 ...

Alison Ingle, manager of packaging at Nestle UK, has joined the ACP 31 March 2015

CPI and Nestle UK reps join packaging committee


CPI director of raw materials Simon Weston and Nestle UK group packaging manager Alison Ingle have been appointed to Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP). Both packaging experts will join the ACP on a voluntary basis...

A new recycling collection scheme is being rolled out across Dundee 19 March 2015

Separate glass among Dundee collection changes


Dundee city council has begun the two-year roll-out of a new collection regime for household recycling, as it seeks to almost double its recycling rate from 32% currently to 60% by 2020. Residents in the city, which is the fourth ...

Celebrations at Palm’s King’s Lynn paper mill earlier this year when the two millionth tonne was produced 11 March 2015

Palm offers paper market reassurance


The UK’s largest manufacturer of newsprint from used newspapers and magazines has moved to reassure local authorities and businesses that it is “fully-committed” to the UK recovered paper sector. Palm Recycling, which ...

Councils have expressed concern over the falling waste paper price 11 March 2015

Councils grapple with commodity price falls


The recent fall in the price of recovered commodities such as paper and plastic could not have come at a worse time for local authorities who are already struggling with budget cuts, senior figures in the sector have warned. And, ...

Price leap for used newspapers 5 March 2015

Price cut hits market for used newspapers


The amount paid for used newspapers and magazines has fallen by £30 a tonne this month and local authorities have again been warned that they are facing a fall in their material income. The reductions come after the closure of ...

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