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‘Replace plastics with fibre’, says DS Smith

Supermarkets could reduce their use of plastic packaging by millions of tonnes through making substitutions in five areas by switching to fibre products instead, according to research for paper and packaging business DS Smith. The ‘Transforming the Supermarket Aisle’ report, developed with consultancy White ...

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A strong defence of export markets as vital to the recycling of recyclable materials collected from local authorities and businesses, has been given by the Recycling Association, in consultation responses set to Defra. The ...

Waste and resources firm Viridor has been fined £133,000 after a worker’s hand was injured by ‘defective’ hydraulic cutters at the company’s WEEE recycling facility in St Helens, Merseyside. Proceedings were brought ...

Suez has announced that a fleet of 41 commercial collection vehicles will be taking to the streets dressed in ‘bold new livery’ to raise awareness for the company’s #suez4ocean campaign. The new designs feature full-wrap ...

More than 60 sites received unannounced visits from the Environment Agency and HM Revenue and Customers (HMRC) officers yesterday in what was described as their “biggest single joint day of action” on suspected waste crime. ...

SPECIAL REPORT: A partnership between Ward Recycling Limited and Bollegraaf has been praised for delivering a landmark fibre sort facility in Hartlepool. The facility, which is noted to be the ‘first of its kind’ in the UK, is...

FCC Environment has unveiled plans for the development of a 300,000 tonnes per year capacity energy from waste facility (EfW) on the site of its Greengairs landfill site in North Lanarkshire. According to the company, the ...

Letsrecycle Live returns for a second day of discussion, debate and live demonstrations at Stoneleigh Park today (23 May).

A YouGov survey commissioned by FCC Environment has found that more than two thirds (68%) of people think litter is the responsibility of the individual consumer, rather than the producer. The survey, which took place this month ...

Resources and waste firm Viridor has signed a two-year contract for the processing of 5,000 tonnes per year of recycling sacks, shopping bags and plastic films per year from its MRFs. The material, which will come from its ...

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‘Don’t knock the house down over PRNs’

With an array of consultations in over packaging and related topics, Angus Macpherson, managing director of the Environment Exchange argues that the PRNs system has ... read more

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Editor's view

With the new EPR systems set to cover recycling and collection costs, and money coming out for food waste services, a careful analysis of the finance regime and its impacts is needed.

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Waste Management

Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, calls for a co-ordinated approach to new ideas.

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Waste Producers

The UK uses 13 billion plastic bottles each year yet only 57% of those bottles enter the recycling system via household recycling collections.

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