Paper Monday 8 February 2016
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) ...

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(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 ...

Countrystyle has designed specialist containers to handle waste at the Smurfit Kappa site 21 December 2015

Smurfit Kappa hands Countrystyle £6m waste contract

 

Countrystyle Recycling has been appointed by paper packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa to handle waste products from the new machine at the company’s Townsend Hook site in Snodland, Kent. The contract, worth up to £6 million ...

40th anniversary celebrations: (l-r) Reuben Bolton, Simon Marsden, John Cutts, Brian Perry, David Symmers, Ron Humphreys, XXX, Nick Francis, Neil Clarke, Simon Ellin, Graeme Coombes, Adrian Jackson and Mike Nicholls 9 December 2015

Recycling Association celebrates 40 years

 

The Recycling Association, which primarily represents businesses in the recovered or waste paper sector, has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a celebratory luncheon attended by past-presidents and members. Current president ...

Paper packaging recovery notes have soared in price following a poor year for recovery performance 27 November 2015

Paper PRNs soar to £5 per tonne

 

Paper PRN prices have rocketed in the wake of increased pressure to meet the packaging recovery obligation during the final quarter of 2015. The packaging recovery notes, which are issued by reprocessors or exporters to producers ...

The latest MRF reporting data shows no increase in the number of reporting facilities 11 November 2015

Regulator queries on MRF reporting data ‘still high’

 

The number of queries raised by regulators on quality and contamination data submitted by MRF operators has fallen slightly but is “still high”, according to WRAP, in its analysis of the latest quarterly MRF data. The ...

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