Glass Wednesday 18 July 2018
Wood packaging 10 July 2018

Monthly data fails to alleviate PRN concerns

With the value of wood packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) now above the £30 mark and rising, the latest figures published by the Environment Agency show an increase of almost 50,000 tonnes of wood recycled over the past month.


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


25 June 2018

Encirc opens £40 million Cheshire glass furnace


In a boost for the glass recycling sector, secretary of state for business Greg Clark, has opened manufacturer Encirc’s new £40m furnace at its bottle-making facility in Elton, Cheshire. The facility is a major user of cullet ...

23 May 2018

Keith Trower calms the markets at Viridor


INTERVIEW: In the wake of months of volatile recycling markets, the appointment of a former oil man to head up Viridor’s resource and recycling division looks to have been a sound move. Keith Trower, who took on the post of ...

22 May 2018

Cheshire West and Chester glass contract for Viridor


Viridor and Kier Environmental Services have joined forces for the collection and recycling of glass for Cheshire West and Chester council. The 12-month contract, which started on 1 April, will see 10,000 tonnes per annum of ...

Biffa 16 May 2018

Central Beds opts against three-weekly residual waste service


Central Bedfordshire council has committed to introducing a separate food waste collection service for householders, as well as exploring options for the introduction of a separate collection for glass. However, the council has ...

3 May 2018

Veolia secures Wetherspoon work with ‘data insight’


Veolia has won a contract to provide waste and recycling services for hotel and pub chain WD Wetherspoon. The contract, which is just getting underway, will see Veolia implement food and coffee ground recycling scheme which, it ...

19 April 2018

British Glass promotes glass recycling to schools


Glass sector trade association, British Glass and its member companies have teamed up with the National Schools Partnership to teach school children about glass recycling. The education programme aims to help children become ‘...

11 April 2018

Viridor wins £1.3m Scottish glass contract


Viridor has completed a £1 million upgrade of its Scottish glass recycling plant and has secured a Scottish Procurement contract covering five Scottish local authorities. As part of the contract, worth £1.3 million, Viridor will...

4 April 2018

East Sussex councils discuss adding glass to commingling


Four district and borough councils on the East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership look likely to add glass to their commingled collection service as part of a new household waste collection contract from July 2019. The inclusion ...

28 March 2018

Deposit scheme to fit in with ‘other measures’


Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed today (28 March) that the government will introduce some form of deposit return system (DRS) for single use drinks containers. A deposit scheme could cover plastic and glass bottles, as well ...