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8 May 2019

Scotland confirms ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme

Scotland’s cabinet secretary for the environment, Roseanna Cunningham, has today (8 May) outlined the Scottish Government's proposals for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. As reported by letsrecycle.com

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22 February 2019

Wide set of materials backed for Scottish deposit scheme

 

The Scottish Government’s consultation on a deposit return scheme has found a high level of support for a scheme which includes the widest range of materials possible. Overall, 45% of respondents thought the DRS should include ...

18 February 2019

Options set out for packaging waste reform

 

Full details of the options for a reformed producer responsibility system for packaging waste have been published by the government today (18 February). The details come within one of the four Resources and Waste Strategy ...

14 February 2019

Concerns raised over DRS impact

 

Concerns over the potential impacts of a deposit return system (DRS) in the UK emerged at the Resources and Waste Strategy Unwrapped conference in London yesterday (13 February). Sentiment from some in the audience and on a panel ...

17 January 2019

Monmouthshire to make separate glass collection switch

 

Residents in Monmouthshire are set to receive a new glass recycling box following a “successful” glass recycling trial of over 6,500 properties which began in 2016. From 4 March glass bottles and jars will no longer be ...

25 October 2018

Irish recycler opens ‘state-of-the-art’ glass plant

 

Irish glass recycler, Glassco Recycling, has announced a significant investment in a recycling plant in Naas, County Kildare, dedicated to recycling non-transparent glass waste. Glassco Recycling ...

19 October 2018

Letsrecycle Live goes live

 

Visitors can now register to attend the two day waste and recycling Letsrecycle Live show, organisers the Environment Media Group have announced. Following last week’s launch, exhibitors already signed up include Storm ...

28 September 2018

Focusing on glass sorting at Recresco

 

SPECIAL REPORT: Beth Slow visits Recresco’s glass recycling facility in Cwmbran, South Wales and talks to Tim Gent about the company’s activities and the aim to increase the glass yield from mixed glass. Recresco is one of the...

strategy 17 September 2018

Coffey outlines waste strategy contents

 

Councils could have to pay back money to householders for bottles that residents put out for recycling at the kerbside under proposals for the Deposit Return Scheme. And, there will be a connection between Defra’s Resources and ...

16 August 2018

Fire ongoing at Recresco’s Cheshire site

 

A fire which started two days ago at a recycling plant operated by Recresco in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, is ongoing and could take days to extinguish. It started at around midday on Tuesday (14 August), involving about “600-...

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