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11 July 2017

Defra review backs PRN system

A review of the PRN and packaging recycling system in the UK has found in favour of retaining the current scheme. Carried out by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and published on 7 July 2017, the review has ...


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21 July 2017

N. Ireland agencies partner over waste site fires


Three organisations in Northern Ireland have joined together in a bid to reduce fire risk at waste facilities. The three hope that a programme being developed by them will also help to minimise the risk to firefighters when ...

19 July 2017

China confirms need to sort mixed papers


China has formally told the World Trade Organisation of its plan to ban certain imports of waste materials from the end of 2017. For the waste and recycling sector this is likely to impact on certain paper exports, textiles, metal...

14 July 2017

Tony Beech joins exporter Mark Lyndon


International paper recycling business Mark Lyndon Paper Enterprises UK, a major exporter of used cardboard to China, has appointed Tony Beech as commercial manager in the business’s buying team in Nottingham. Mr Beech joins ...

6 July 2017

AEB Amsterdam snaps up van der Meij


The energy from waste firm, AEB Amsterdam, has announced the appointment of Herman van der Meij as its new business development and sales manager. Mr Van der Meij joins AEB after leaving Viridor Resource Management earlier ...

6 July 2017

Waste sector fatalities soar in 2016/17


The number of workers in the waste and recycling sector fatally injured at work in the last year has more than doubled in comparison to 2015/16, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual figures, released this week.

5 July 2017

Recycling schemes for cups and cards move forward


Progress on two separate recycling schemes has been reported this week: one for PVC store cards and a second for cup collections. A store gift card trial has seen one million PVC cards successfully recycled, resource recovery ...

29 June 2017

DS Smith reports growth across UK and Europe


Paper packaging and recycling business DS Smith has reported growth across its operations, during a year in which it has seen corrugated box volumes increase by 3.2%. The company has published its full year results for 2016/17 up ...

23 June 2017

‘Horrific’ deaths prompt HSE machinery warning


Recent incidents resulting in the deaths of two workers within the waste and recycling sector have prompted the Health and Safety Executive to issue a strong reminder about the need to take note of machinery guidance. Describing ...

20 June 2017

Paper sector needs EU supply chain, says CPI chief


A phased implementation of Brexit is needed to prevent trade “from falling off a cliff edge” was the call today from the Confederation of Paper Industries’ director general, Andrew Large. Speaking at the confederation’...

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