News Tuesday 21 May 2019
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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20 May 2019

Unilever to use ‘detectable’ black plastic in packaging

 

Consumer goods company Unilever is to use a ‘detectable’ black pigment in plastic packaging for its TRESemmé and Lynx cosmetic product brands, to enable the material to be sorted for recycling in MRFs. Unilever says it will ...

20 May 2019

Cory to invest in Thames barge fleet

 

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...

20 May 2019

Basel Convention changes expected to hit plastic exports

 

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 ...

20 May 2019

Excitement builds for first Letsrecycle Live show

 

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 ...

20 May 2019

‘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 not yet run its course. ...

20 May 2019

LARAC welcomes EPR proposals but questions DRS

 

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 ...

17 May 2019

Get social at Letsrecycle Live

 

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 ...

17 May 2019

The participation and progress of women in waste

 

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...

17 May 2019

Aberdeenshire confirms three-weekly waste plans

 

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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