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25 September 2018

Co-op to roll-out compostable carrier bags

The Co-op has announced its plans to roll-out single use compostable carrier bags to almost 1,400 of its food stores. The retailer explained that after the bags are used to carry shopping, they can then be reused as food waste caddy liners. They will initially be rolled out in towns, cities and villages where the bags ...

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The former director of an insolvent waste business based in Warrington has been banned for seven years and handed a six-month suspended sentence over unexplained transfers worth more than £500,000. Lee Smith, 42, was a ...

A simpler approach to recycling in the UK is needed to prevent a declining global market for its materials. That’s according to the ‘Quality First’ campaign launched by the Recycling Association, which also called for local ...

The local authorities and individuals shortlisted as finalists for this year’s Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) 2018 Celebrations Awards have been announced. The annual event, now in its tenth year, ...

WEEE compliance scheme Repic has today (21 September) published a new way for calculating the target setting for the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the UK. The possible approach has been produced by the...

With news on: Viridor survey highlights recycling frustration; Willshee’s helps McDonalds’ food waste collections; ‘Female Banksy’ joins textile recycling campaign; and, Geminor and DFDS launch RDF ...

With publication of the Waste and Resources Strategy just a few months away, ‘full cost recovery’ is a core policy area and will influence the strategy contents. Joshua Doherty examines what the term means and the impacts it ...

A Consortium of environmental and packaging compliance schemes has launched a Packaging Scheme Forum (PSF), as the industry prepares for reforms to producer obligations. The PSF is established by 45 of the 50 registered UK ...

EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency will extend an interim measure to allow wood recyclers to continue using current methods for handling waste wood including potentially hazardous material. With a crackdown likely on how ...

Revisions to make the compost quality standard – PAS 100 – “more robust” came into effect yesterday (19 September). Changes to the standard include a new clause to make clear the existing requirements for compost producers...

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OPINION: In the wake of recent mentions of waste policy in Westminster, Stuart Hayward-Higham, technical development director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, reflects on ... read more

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