Paper Tuesday 28 March 2017
10 February 2017

Wales sees MRF target material boost but England static

Data on the quality of material received at material recovery facilities (MRFs) has been published for the third quarter of 2016 – suggesting that the volume of ‘target’ material received at facilities stood at close to 87%.


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.


Smethwick 27 March 2017

Smethwick recycler fined £160,000 over crush injuries


West Midlands-based plastics recycling business Arrow Recycling Ltd has been fined £160,000 after a worker suffered serious injuries after having been crushed by 400kg of baled cardboard. Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court last ...

24 March 2017

Dorset threatens removal of carton banks


The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) is considering the removal of recycling banks for beverage cartons across the county as a result of contamination issues within the banks. In 2016 DWP removed bring banks for materials including...

20 March 2017

Obituary: Tom Clarke, formerly of Interport


The death has been announced of Tom Clarke, former owner of the Interport Paper Company, and a well-known figure within the paper recycling sector. Tom’s son Neil, who is managing director of Cheshire firm RecyclingUK, said that...

Saica 16 March 2017

Labour MP praises Saica as ‘industry of the future’


Senior labour politician Angela Rayner MP, who holds the post of shadow education secretary, has spoken of the importance of the recycling sector as an “industry of the future”. Mrs Rayner, who represents the constituency of ...

15 March 2017

Trower in as Van der Meij leaves Viridor Resource Management


Viridor Resource Management’s recycling chief, Herman van der Meij, is to leave the company at the end of the month. He has been succeeded as managing director of the recycling and resource management business by Keith Trower, ...

8 March 2017

Government confirms higher packaging targets to 2020


The government has today (9 March) confirmed future target rates for packaging recycling up to the end of the decade – with the overall packaging recycling rate required to rise from a current level of close to 65%, up to 75.4% by 2020.

7 March 2017

Exporters facing higher shipping costs


Rising prices for waste – recovered – paper could be pegged back by significant increases in the cost of container exports over the next six weeks. Recent weeks have seen a surge in the value of used cardboard and mixed papers...

6 March 2017

Audit Committee to probe bottle and coffee cup waste


The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the environmental impact of drinks packaging including plastic bottles and single-use coffee cups. The inquiry, which was announced on Saturday (4 ...

21 February 2017

Behr to head up DS Smith Recycling


The UK's largest paper manufacturing and recycling business, DS Smith, has announced Jochen Behr as its new Head of Recycling. The appointment comes after the sudden departure of Dr Jim Malone who held the post until this month...

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