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17 September 2019

UK misses ELV targets despite rate increase

EXCLUSIVE: The UK recorded a 1.9% increase in its End of Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling and recovery rate in 2017, but remains short of meeting EU targets for the second consecutive year. Newly-released European Commission data reveals that the UK achieved a rate of 94.1% in 2017,  up from 92.2% the previous year. Despite the ...

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A metal recycling campaign has been supported by its 100th local authority, against a background of “high levels” of public engagement with metals messaging. The 100th MetalMatters programme launch ...

Following the inaugural Letsrecycle Live event which took place in May this year, parent company the Environment Media Group (EMG), has provided an update on plans for the next show, on 12 & 13 May 2021 at Stoneleigh, Coventry.

Chichester district council has decided not to take part in a trial of food waste collections in West Sussex, citing uncertainty about funding and the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy. The West Sussex Waste ...

Labour’s Shadow Waste and Recycling Minister has said that the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy does not put enough emphasis on waste reduction. Sandy Martin, who is MP for Ipswich and has held the shadow post for a ...

Between £26-35 billion is needed to transform the UK’s waste infrastructure to meet future demands, according to an economics report from Suez UK. “The Economics of Change in the Resources and Waste Sector”, paper assesses ...

Demand for feedstock derived from plastic recycling has received a boost from a production plan released by Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS), although there is potential for competition from supplies of plant-based plastic-like material.

Retailer Sainsbury’s today (13 September) announced what it described as “an ambitious new commitment to reduce plastic packaging by 50% by 2025”. This new target includes all branded food packaging, Sainsbury’s brand food...

Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow, who joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary earlier this week has been confirmed as the new junior minister with responsibility for waste and ...

Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, looks how to improve quality in the recycling materials stream. OPINION: In the media over the last 12 months there have been a ...

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Adding quality to the materials stream

Jacob Hayler, executive director of the Environmental Services Association, looks how to improve quality in the recycling materials stream. OPINION: In the media over the ... read more

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Local authority

Win while you’re binning: the case for smart waste collection, by Emmett Reidy, Business Development Director at Egbert Taylor

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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

In this latest blog, Biffa takes a consumer-style look into its ‘Super’ MRF in Edmonton and explains more about the role of the Materials Recycling Facility , how it operates and why it plays a vital role in Biffa’s and the UK’s recycling infrastructure.

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