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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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22 May 2017

Deposit scheme would hit councils, warns Vanston


Plastic bottle deposit schemes could threaten the investment made by local authorities in infrastructure and collection services, the packaging industry has warned. Concerns over the impact of deposit schemes were raised by Paul ...

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, ...

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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 ...

11 April 2017

LARAC warns against deposit scheme for plastic bottles


LARAC – the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee – has warned against the introduction of a ‘deposit return’ style incentive scheme for plastic bottles, which it claims could make council recycling services less efficient.

10 April 2017

News in Brief (10/04/2017)


With news on: Belfast recycling app; Isle of Wight HWRC permits; BPF plastics strategy, and; Grundon software investment.

10 April 2017

Government to review HWRC charges and bottle deposits


The government is to review guidance around charges for the disposal of waste at household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), in order to ‘make clear’ the law around charging the public for the service. And, work will also be ...

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...

28 March 2017

Knowaste appeal for nappy recycling plant dismissed


Following a rejected appeal for its nappy recycling facility in Hayes, West London, Knowaste is now set to explore potential site locations to the east of London. The move east comes in the latest stage of the company's trek ...

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