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17 May 2017

Obligation data offers clearer picture of 2017 packaging targets

Data published this week has confirmed that packaging recycling targets for 2017 look largely on course to be met by the end of the year, with performance in steel, paper and wood ahead of schedule. Obligation data which was made ...


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23 May 2017

News in Brief (23/05/1017)


With news on: Highlander completes investment; Hubbub and Lucozade’s litter initiative; DS Smith supports Recycling Association manifesto, and; Wastecycle praised by new partner.

28 April 2017

Q1 packaging data shows plastic, steel and wood rise


Latest packaging recycling data published this week has suggested that processing of plastics, wood and steel has increased in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period 12 months earlier. The provisional data, ...

28 April 2017

Inquest opened into Erith fatality


An inquest has been opened into the death of a man at a waste paper facility in Erith, south east London last month (March 27). Krzysztof Pawlak, a Polish national, died after having been injured by machinery at ...

26 April 2017

Businesses fined in China waste export case


Two businesses have been ordered to pay £136,000 in fines and costs following a case over the alleged illegal export of waste materials prosecuted by Natural Resource Wales (NRW). The case which concluded at Caernarfon Crown ...

24 April 2017

Kent depot complements Smurfit Kappa mill investment


Smurfit Kappa has recently completed a programme of investment across its national recycling depots which has included the creation of a new depot at its Kent mill in Snodland. The investment at the Kent site came after the ...

Turkish rally 13 April 2017

Global markets impact on recyclable commodities prices


Global market demand, and in particular orders from China, have seen prices for two recovered – waste paper – grades fall sharply this month. At the same time, ferrous scrap markets continue to show volatility with the ...

7 April 2017

End-market warning over recycling export quality


A strong call to action to improve recovered material quality throughout the supply chain was delivered to delegates at the Quality First conference in London on Wednesday (April 5). The event was part of the Recycling Association...

5 April 2017

PRN revenue topped £50 million in 2016


Revenue from the UK’s packaging recovery note (PRN) system totalled over £50 million in 2016, figures published by the Environment Agency this week suggest. This would suggest that the income from PRNs fell when compared to the...

31 March 2017

Fatality at Erith waste paper merchant


A man in his 40s has died after having been injured by machinery at a site operated by the waste paper merchant RRS London Waste Papers Ltd at Manor Road, Erith on Monday (27 March). The man, who has not yet been named, was ...

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