News Wednesday 18 September 2019
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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17 September 2019

Letsrecycle Live returns in 2021


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.

17 September 2019

Chichester rejects role in West Sussex food waste trial


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 ...

17 September 2019

100th local authority joins MetalMatters


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 ...

16 September 2019

‘Push waste reduction’, urges Shadow Minister


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 ...

16 September 2019

Suez finds up to £35bn needed for waste infrastructure


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 ...

16 September 2019

Lucozade commits to 100% recycled content by 2030


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.

13 September 2019

Sainsburys pledges to halve plastic packaging


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...

13 September 2019

Pow confirmed for Defra resources and waste brief


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 13 September 2019

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 last 12 months there have been a ...

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