Glass Tuesday 20 March 2018
23 January 2018

Packaging sector cautious despite likely 2017 target success

The UK looks almost certain to meet its packaging waste recovery targets – including for plastics recycling – in 2017 according to the Environment Agency figures published earlier this month. But, while broadly speaking the ...


With the latest news and past articles about the glass recycling sector. Use the News Archive below to find more items.


14 March 2018

Veolia opens St Helens glass recycling facility


Veolia and Knauf Insulation, have officially opened a new ‘high-tech’ glass recycling facility in St Helens, which will reprocess glass fines to use in insulation. Each year, over 60,000 tonnes of used glass ...

9 March 2018

National Audit Office to review PRN system


The National Audit Office (NAO) has announced a review into packaging recycling obligations – commonly known as the PRN system. The review, announced today (9 March) will assess the effectiveness of the PRN scheme, including ...

25 January 2018

Glass contracts in Hampshire and Cardiff move forward


Hampshire county council is inviting tenders for a glass processing contract, worth almost £4 million. And, in Wales, Cardiff city council has awarded a glass contract to Tom Prichard Contracting. The Hampshire contract, which ...

17 January 2018

Viridor pursues quality cullet in Scotland


The move towards collecting glass commingled with other recyclables has posed a challenge to Viridor in Scotland, and, the company believes the glass recycling sector as a whole. The waste and resource management business has made...

21 December 2017

Renewi and O-I sign agreement over Maltha


Waste and recycling firm, Renewi plc, and glass bottlemaker Owens-Illinois (O-I) have signed a new Shareholder Agreement (SHA) for their glass recycling joint venture, Maltha. The SHA signals a new start for glass recycling ...

6 December 2017

Encirc receives first cullet shipment by rail


Glass container manufacturer and bottler, Encirc, has received its first shipment of recycled cullet to its purpose-built railhead in Elton, Cheshire. The delivery marks the opening of the terminal, which is expected to reduce ...

6 December 2017

Tilbury sorting plant adds to URM portfolio


Glass recycling giant URM, which includes the Berryman brand, has opened new sorting facilities at Tilbury. Beth Slow talked to Mark Wilson, chief executive of URM UK about the company’s investment and future vision.

30 October 2017

Zero Waste Scotland invites proposals for flat glass


Zero Waste Scotland is inviting grant applications for sums ranging from £50,000 to £1,000,000, to contribute to its overall vision of developing a flat glass recovery network for Scotland. This will include both the ...

11 October 2017

LARAC and Coffey cautious about DRS report


Both the local authority recycling advisory committee (LARAC) and recycling minister Therese Coffey have expressed caution in light of the latest report on Deposit Return Schemes from Keep Britain Tidy Group. The study, which is ...