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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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23 December 2020

Fatality sees F&R Cawley guilty of two offences


Luton-based F&R Cawley have been found guilty of two health and safety offences in the wake of an incident in 2014 when employee, driver Peter Coleman died in an incident in Watford. The incident took place on Watford borough ...

18 December 2020

British Glass launches resources for local authorities


Trade association British Glass has joined forces with resources charity WRAP and national campaign Recycle Now to launch a set of glass recycling resources aimed at local authorities. Created by British Glass and design agency ...

11 November 2020

Cardiff considers separate glass collections


Cardiff council is looking at rolling out separate glass collections across the Welsh capital early next year, in a move which it says could save it £55 per tonne of glass collected.  The proposed move would follow a change to ...

30 October 2020

Northumberland to trial glass collections


Northumberland county council is to pilot a monthly glass collection scheme from Monday (02 November) in a bid to boost recycling rates.  Four thousand households across four areas of Northumberland will each receive an ...

29 October 2020

‘Unbelievable’ rise in glass other PRNs


The second quarter of 2020 saw 135,220 packaging recovery notes (PRNs) issued for glass other: an exceptionally strong performance, and in lockdown too. James Langley investigates why.

8 October 2020

Lockdown provides paper sector with unexpected boost


The coronavirus-enforced lockdown provided the UK recovered paper sector with an unexpected "fillip", the chief executive of the Recycling Association said today (8 October). Simon Ellin attributed the change to the flow of ...

2 October 2020

Viridor’s recycling assets ‘on the market’


A long-talked of sale of Viridor’s recycling assets looks to be moving closer. Within the waste management sector there is a growing expectation that Viridor’s new owners, KKR, have opted to sell on the recycling activities ...

15 September 2020

Monthly packaging data shows ‘mixed’ picture


Provisional monthly packaging data published by the Environment Agency has been described as "mixed" by some compliance specialists, although there is generally confidence that recycling targets for 2020 will be met. The data, ...

14 September 2020

Recresco targets stability after Ellesmere Port site acquisition


This week saw glass recycling company Recresco announce it had purchased the Ellesmere Port site it has occupied on a lease basis for the past 12 years. James Langley investigates what’s brewing in Cheshire.