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20 May 2019

‘PTT plastic going to EfW’, Recoup claims

A lack of reprocessing outlets for some grades of pots, tubs and tray (PTT) plastic is seeing material sent for incineration as RDF, plastics recycling organisation Recoup has claimed. The statement comes following a survey of local authorities who were asked to provide details on plastics collections and end destinations for ...

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Excitement is building for the Letsrecycle Live trade show which opens its doors for the first time to visitors from the waste management sector on Wednesday (22 May). A host of exhibitors have already started arriving on site ...

The local authority recycling body, LARAC, has welcomed proposals for packaging producers to fund the full cost of the recycling of their products at the end of life. Responding to the government's consultation on plans to ...

Changes to international agreements governing the export of plastic waste will ‘massively harm’ the global trade in plastic for recycling, Europe’s waste industry has claimed. This is the conclusion of FEAD, the European ...

Stoneleigh Park, 6 miles south of Coventry, is the venue for the Letsrecycle Live 2019 exhibition and conference event taking place on 22-23 May. With more than 150 exhibitors, a topical conference programme and a range of ...

Cory Riverside Energy has announced it is investing £7 million to modernise its barge fleet, used for transporting waste along the Thames to its Belvedere energy from waste plant. The money will see an initial 14 barges being built in Liè...

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 not yet run its course. ...

Alongside a packed conference schedule and a full programme of vehicle and equipment demos, next week’s inaugural Letsrecycle Live show also offers great networking opportunities through a host of social features. The ...

OPINION: What can be done to further improve the participation and progression of women in the recycling and waste industry? Dr Tracey Leghorn, human resources director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, gives her thoughts on this topical issue...

Aberdeenshire council has reinstated plans to overhaul its waste collection service, with a move to three-weekly residual waste collections. The service changes, agreed by the council’s Infrastructure Services Committee this ...

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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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