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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.

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

NEWS ARCHIVE

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 ...

14 August 2018

Hampshire drops glass tender over DRS ‘concerns’

 

Hampshire county council has abandoned its procurement of a glass processing contract due to “uncertainty” over the impacts that a deposit return scheme (DRS) could have on council collections. Earlier this year, Hampshire ...

23 July 2018

Producers are “just buying” compliance, says SUEZ

 

Waste management firm SUEZ today called for an overhaul of the PRN system, accusing producers of just “buying compliance” from “remote central bodies or compliance schemes”. And, producers of packaging also faced criticism...

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.

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 ...