Paper Saturday 27 August 2016
A conveyor at one of Restore's new sites following the acquisition 26 August 2016

PHS Datashred sold in £83m deal to Restore

An £83.1 million acquisition has been concluded today (26 August) by Restore plc of PHS Data Solutions which includes PHS Datashred. The deal boosts the shredding work of Restore, propelling its activities into second place in ...


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commingled collection 24 August 2016

Industry and councils react to reject rate fallout


Waste industry and local authority representatives are continuing to blame a rise in recycling reject rates on cuts to budgets and a lack of collection consistency. Figures obtained via a freedom of information request by the BBC ...

CCIC managing director Shouyun Huang said the organisation already has a good relationship with the Association and its members 23 August 2016

CCIC joins Recycling Association to push export quality


Pre-shipment accreditation body China Certification & Inspection Group (CCIC) has joined the Recycling Association – calling for closer ties between the recycling industry and end users of material in the Far East. CCIC – ...

AndrewLarge crop 9 August 2016

Andrew Large to take helm of CPI


The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has announced the appointment of Andrew Large as director general. Mr Large will succeed David Workman, who is due to step down in September. Mr Large joins CPI with a varied ...

cereal boxes 4 August 2016

WRAP revises paper and wood packaging forecasts


Long-awaited estimates for the amount of paper and wood packaging likely to be recycled by 2020 have been published by WRAP today (4 August). The Wood Flow and Paper & Card Flow reports, which have been delivered in ...

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall confronted coffee chain giants on their recycling policies in his 'War on Waste' documentary (C) Keo Films - Photographer: Gus Palmer 28 July 2016

TV coffee cup crusade provokes mixed industry response


Waste management firm Veolia has unveiled plans to develop a new paper-pulping facility in an attempt to address ongoing concerns over disposable cup recycling - which will come under renewed scrutiny in BBC One’s ‘War on Waste’ ...

Demand for used cardboard has risen causing prices to rise 7 July 2016

Cardboard price rises in commodity lift


Prices paid for used cardboard and some plastics grades have risen since the EU referendum vote on 23 June, by 10% or more. The boost to the used cardboard price and for similar brown grade material comes in the face of firm ...

From 1 July, new rules aimed at preventing exporters misdeclaring container weights will come into force 30 June 2016

Exporters face container weight rules from July


New rules ensuring shipping lines verify the weight of containers before they are shipped could create extra costs and even disruption for some UK waste and recycling exporters from tomorrow (1 July). The International Maritime ...

A firefighter working to contain the blaze at the SAICA paper mill. (pictures: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service) 27 June 2016

Fire investigation at SAICA’s Manchester paper mill


An investigation is now underway after a fire broke out at the SAICA paper mill’s adjacent paper store in Manchester, last week (23 June). The fire broke out in the recovered paper yard of the Partington paper mill near Trafford...

Fears have been expressed Brexit could impact on global trade 24 June 2016

Trade and legal concerns after Brexit


Global concerns have been expressed by the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) over the possible impact of Britain’s vote to leave the EU on trade. The UK has voted by 52% to 48% to leave the European Union after 43 years of...

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