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18 September 2020

Committee scrutinises government WEEE policy

Criticisms were made over the “disparity” in responsibilities for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) between physical and online retailers yesterday (17 September). The comments were made at an Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) session, the committee’s last in its inquiry into electronic waste and the ...

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8 January 2001

Councils slow to take up plastics recycling because of cost fears


The costs of recycling are still discouraging local authorities from recycling greater amounts of plastic bottles, although bottle recycling organisation Recoup considers that it is too easy to assume the process is very costly.

8 January 2001

Buy Recycled campaign launches website for consumer information


The Larac Buy Recycled campaign has gone on line as part of its aim to change the purchasing habits of consumers. The newly launched

8 January 2001

Sainsbury&#39s launches biodegradable packaging for organic products


Retailing giant Sainsbury's has announced that it is to start using biodegradable packaging made from potatoes for its organic range of products. Sir Peter Davis, Sainsbury's chief executive, made the announcement last ...

8 January 2001

IWM study into MRFs tackles design, markets and other key issues


With the government predicting that as many as 316 materials recovery facilities will be needed to meet the targets set in its waste strategy, publication of a booklet on MRFs by the Institute of Waste Management is very welcome.

8 January 2001

IWM study into MRFs tackles design, markets and other key issues


It contains much useful data although it rather shies away from giving specific cost information which could well have been useful. However, the reason for this is given by York City Council's recycling officer Jonathan Eyre as down to the ...

5 January 2001

United brings in bonus structure to help push up recycling in Scunthorpe


A bonus structure to encourage operatives at a large household recycling centre in Scunthorpe to ensure more materials are recycled is to be introduced on Monday. North Lincolnshire Waste Services Limited (NLWSL), part of the ...

4 January 2001

SITA starts six year Ashford contract with kerbside collection planned


SITA has just started a six year contract to run Ashford Borough Council’s waste collection service which will see some kerbside collection of recyclables starting in April. The contract, which was previously held by UK Waste...

3 January 2001

Recovered paper sector looks to hold on to charges as prices fall


The recovered paper market enters the New Year in some disarray, according to one of the industry’s senior figures. The comment comes against a background of price cuts by some home mills in the wake of a weaker export market as well as ...

2 January 2001

US coalition asks President-elect to signal support for recycling


America’s president-elect, George W. Bush, has been urged by the US National Recycling Coalition to take early steps to commit his new team to supporting recycling. Pointing to the significant role that the federal ...

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