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22 September 2020

Consumers support EPR, finds Viridor poll 

This year's Viridor Recycling Index poll, published today (22 September), found that nearly two thirds of consumers believe that producers should bear the cost of recycling waste materials. The poll of 8,000 consumers was carried out by researcher YouGov for Viridor. It showed that 67% of respondents believe that taxpayers ...

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Biffa has partnered with Nestlé Waters UK, the bottled water division of Nestlé UK, to provide the drinks company with recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) made from British recycled plastic. Nestlé Waters UK has ...

The shortlist of finalists for the 2020 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management has been revealed. Now in their 17th year, the Awards, which are organised by letsrecycle.com, recognise innovation, ...

VIDEO REPORT: Start-up technology firm SortFlow has launched a software platform which it says will help “streamline” the design process for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs). The software is in its final stage of ...

The Northern Irish government has launched a consultation looking to redefine the key performance indicators used to measure how well councils do with waste and recycling. Northern Ireland’s department of agriculture, ...

A number of local authorities and businesses have today (21 September) launched initiatives to mark Recycle Week, which launched this morning. Recycle Week 2020 was launched under the banner ‘Together - We Recycle’, with the ...

VIDEO REPORT: Over 100 combustion plants - primarily anaerobic digestion - in the organics sector have received notices from the Environment Agency stating what they must do to comply with Best Available Techniques (BAT) guidance. 

With news on: EPA adds director to its board; Sackers appoints new chairman; Bioenergy Infrastructure Group appoints CFO; and, DS Smith appoints new group HR director. ...

Collection workers and drivers from the Royal London borough of Greenwich feature in a short film released by WRAP today to mark Recycle Week. The message behind the “emotive film” is one of thanking key workers, said Recycle ...

London-based recycling and waste management company Paper Round announced today (21 September) it will stop using the term ‘mixed recycling’ for any of its commingled collection services. The company will rename the services...

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‘Influencing innovation through a circular economy’

Mariam Bajulaiye and Dr Adam Read have developed this joint article by drawing on pointers from previous household re-use and repair technical research projects delivered ... read more

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Local authority

The recycling and waste sector has worked well to keep services up to households but also needs to plan ahead and use the benefits of positive publicity, says Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com.

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Waste Management

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Neil Grundon, deputy chairman of Grundon Waste Management, says service provision is the immediate priority but it’s also important to look to the future.

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Waste Producers

In this blog, Roger Wright of Biffa responds to the question about how the Circular Economy for packaging looks in a post-Covid world.

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