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Recyclers ‘resilient’ despite economic volatility

In the face of falling stock markets there are ongoing concerns about the Chinese economy and world commodity markets among recyclers and reprocessors. But, there are also reasons to remain resilient and positive,  ...


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The latest provisional Q4 data indicates that packaging recycling targets will be met 2015 12 February 2016

Early Q4 data shows final push for PRNs


Provisional packaging waste recycling data for the final quarter of 2015 has been released by the Environment Agency, showing most of the recycling targets have been met comfortably. However, some materials are expected to begin ...

The Peterborough ERF is the latest of Viridor's energy from waste plants to come online 11 February 2016

Viridor EfW growth ‘strong’ in end of year forecast


Strong investment in energy from waste at Viridor is boosting Pennon Group’s performance according to a trading update published today. In the update, ahead of its full year results for the year ended 31 March 2016, Pennon Group...

The Environment Agency has backed a statement from SEPA on export contamination 9 February 2016

Fibre exporter cracks down on contaminated material


Confirmation of a tougher stance by exporters of waste paper or recovered fibre to China in terms of quality has come from Nottingham-based Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises. The company has revealed that it rejected over 400,000 ...

Packaging reports will now be published on a monthly basis, in a bid to 'improve transparency' around PRNs 8 February 2016

‘Voluntary’ monthly packaging reporting gets green light


Packaging recycling data will be published every month, under a new voluntary system coming into effect from Wednesday (10 February). In a move agreed by Defra, the Environment Agency and the Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) ...

(l-r) Jason Goozée, Graeme Coombs and John Gibbins 5 February 2016

TGM acquires Plastics Plus Recycling Group


Waste paper recycler TGM Recycling has expanded its operations in the plastics sector with the acquisition of the Devon-based Plastics Plus Recycling Group and its subsidiary Polymer Industries. According to TGM Recycling chairman...

The Presona LP 60 EH 3 February 2016

Presona launches ‘energy efficient’ LP 60 EH baler


Swedish compactor manufacturer Presona has announced the launch of a new baler – the LP 60 EH. The firm claims that the model is one of its most energy efficient to date. The LP 60 EH is the latest in the LP series of machines ...

mixed papers new 28 January 2016

Mixed papers to get PRN boost


The recycling rate for packaging materials and the generation of paper PRNs is set to be boosted by alterations to the mechanism used for issuing PRNs for mixed papers. Mixed papers, primarily sourced from the household waste ...

UK paper exports to hit 6m tonnes "in 10 years" 21 January 2016

Recovered paper sector stays stable


The recovered – or waste – paper sector has started the New Year with steady demand from China for used cardboard which is helping to add stability to the sector. And, in contrast to metals and plastics, overall, the recovered...

Kingston will retain green box collections but begin removing white sack collections of paper and card as of today (18 January) 18 January 2016

Kingston begins fortnightly recycling switch


Kingston upon Thames council is preparing to reduce the frequency of its recycling collections, with the first delivery of new wheeled bins to households taking place today (18 January). From next month, residents in the South ...

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