Glass Monday 24 June 2019
24 June 2019

PRN compliance fee ruled out before 2020

The idea of some form of compliance fee for the PRN system looks to be unlikely in 2019 but is possible for 2020, according to a statement issued following a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging. The emergency ACP ...


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


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-...

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 ...

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 ...