Glass Wednesday 16 June 2021
4 June 2021

EPR and DRS consultations close

The government’s consultations on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging and a deposit return scheme (DRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland close today (4 June). The consultations’ outcomes promise to ...


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


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...

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 ...