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30 April 2021

Mansfield contamination levels show ‘marked increase’

A report from Mansfield district council has highlighted a “marked increase” in the number of recycling loads rejected at Veolia’s sorting facility. Written by waste and recycling manager Ryan Oliff, the report went before ...


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9 April 2021

Glass supply chain plans Leeds recycling campaign


Leading figures from across the glass supply chain in Yorkshire have joined with Zero Waste Leeds to encourage glass recycling in the city. Trade body British Glass, recycler URM and manufacturers Ardagh and Allied Glass have ...

7 April 2021

MRF glass value falls


The value of mixed glass from materials recycling facilities (MRFs) has fallen in the last few months, recyclers say. Glass from commingled collections is often heavily contaminated with a variety of other materials. Historically ...

25 March 2021

Calls for glass to be excluded from DRS


More than 20 organisations from across the glass packaging supply chain have written an open letter calling on the Environment Secretary to keep glass out of the proposed deposit return scheme (DRS). Co-ordinated by representative...

24 March 2021

‘Appetite for DRS’ raised in consultation document


Governments in England and Wales and the Northern Ireland devolved legislature have reaffirmed their commitment to introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS), but have conceded that there may be hesitation around its implementation. Scotland ...

10 March 2021

Opinion: ‘MRF glass delivers on quality and quantity’


With the right investment, materials recycling facility (MRF) glass delivers on quality and quantity, says Tim Gent, director of glass recycling company Recresco. OPINION: The ...

8 March 2021

Molson Coors unveils low-carbon glass bottle


Molson Coors Beverage Company has launched a low-carbon glass beer bottle following a recent trial it says reduced the carbon impact of production by up to 90%. Molson Coors owns brands such as Carling and Coors Light. During the ...

5 February 2021

Recresco receives £250,000 Welsh Government grant


Glass recycling company Recresco has received grant funding of £250,000 from the Welsh Government to help increase its production and create new jobs. The funding will be put towards an upgrade in machinery to improve glass ...

8 January 2021

Countrystyle acquires Indigo Waste Services


Countrystyle Recycling has announced the acquisition of East Anglia-based walking floor haulage and bottle bank collection specialist, Indigo Waste Services, for an undisclosed sum. The companies noted that since 2004, Indigo ...

24 December 2020

‘From strength to strength during challenging times’


Tim Gent, director of glass recycling company Recresco, reflects on how the company has made the most of a challenging year. This year has been one like no other bringing unprecedented challenges...