Paper Saturday 30 April 2016
Moisture content of waste paper is a concern to mills 8 April 2016

Recyclers urge commercial approach to moisture

Publication of guidelines for the quality of recovered, or waste paper, published by a pan-European paper association earlier this week have been broadly welcomed by the UK’s two paper organisations. But there are some concerns ...


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mixed papers new 8 April 2016

Paper PRN boost expected as protocol change confirmed


An increase in the proportion of mixed papers that can be counted as packaging during recycling has been confirmed by the Environment Agency. For 2016, the Department for Environment, Food & ...

used paper generic landscape 5 April 2016

Paper mills told to be vigilant on quality control


The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) has issued updated guidance on quality standards for waste paper recyclers and mills, recommending strict quality control procedures at paper mills for the acceptance of loads.

UPM has increased sorting capacity for commingled material at its Shotton MRF 24 March 2016

UPM boosts Shotton MRF sorting capacity


UPM Shotton has boosted its sorting capacity at its materials recycling facility in North Wales to handle 220,000 tonnes of dry recyclables per annum. The new throughput figure represents a 10% increase on past rates and as well ...

coffee-cup-metro 18 March 2016

Defra says ‘no tax’ on coffee cups


Suggestions made by resource minister Rory Stewart that the government may look to tax disposable cups have been rejected by Defra, just hours after he debated the issue in the House of Commons. On behalf of the minister, a ...

The guide gives an overview of the PRN system 9 March 2016

PRN guide explains role of UK system


A guide detailing how revenue generated from packaging recovery notes (PRNs) is invested back into recycling has been published – as part of ongoing work to improve transparency in the system. The Advisory Committee on Packaging...

The Recycling Association has defended the global scrap markets in the face of criticism over comments on demand for recovered plastics 7 March 2016

Ekman grows UK presence with Reliance Fibres deal


Swedish trading firm Ekman Group has made a significant move into the UK with the acquisition of Reliance Fibres, a trading company based in north London. Ekman handles more than one million tonnes of recovered materials a year, ...

East Devon waste containers - existing contractor Suez has secure a new £30m deal with the council 2 March 2016

Suez to oversee East Devon three-weekly waste service


East Devon district council has awarded a seven-year waste and recycling collection contract to its current operator Suez, which will see a new fleet of kerbside-sort vehicles collecting a wider range of plastics and cardboard from households...

An 'in-out' referendum over the UK's EU membership will take place on June 23 2016 22 February 2016

Waste sector debate over EU Brexit begins heating up


Debate over whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union has begun to intensify within the waste sector, with the likes of Suez, Grundon and the Confederation of Paper Industries setting out their stall on the issue.

Snodland 1 15 February 2016

Paper production at lowest for 30 years


Total paper and cardboard production by UK paper mills slumped below the four million tonnes mark in 2015, according to figures just released by the Confederation of Paper Industries. The domestic production figure, at 3.97 million tonnes, ...

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