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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 ...


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


4 September 2020

EA allows sites to send CRT glass to landfill


The Environment Agency is temporarily allowing sites to send cathode-ray tube (CRT) glass to hazardous landfill after issuing a regulatory position statement (RPS) on 25 August. The Agency says the RPS was issued to reflect ...

14 August 2020

Subscription glass service resumes in Portsmouth


Portsmouth-based glass recycling scheme Just Glass has resumed collections after operations were suspended for two months during the coronavirus-enforced lockdown. Glass is not currently collected separately by Portsmouth city ...

10 July 2020

Hampshire changes tack and rejects £34m MRF


Hampshire county council has opted against the idea of building a state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF

30 June 2020

Close the Glass Loop platform officially launched


Twelve European federations officially launched a programme targeting a 90% glass packaging collection rate in the EU by 2030 at a digital event today (30 June). Set in motion in response to EU rules increasing net recycling ...

16 June 2020

Looking ahead to our post-pandemic environment


The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on consumer awareness to waste and recycling, writes Tim Gent, director of UK glass recycling company Recresco. OPINION: Before the ...

12 June 2020

News in brief (12/06/20)


With news on: Recresco agrees one-year supply deal with Torfaen; BIR Shredder Committee launches membership survey; Tomra launches products at digital event; and, Stockton-on-Tees issues fines for abuse of bring sites.

19 May 2020

News in brief (19/05/20)


With news on: waste sector thanks public; European wine industry backs glass recycling; TOMRA hires motorhomes for service engineers; SESA ready to work with Scottish DRS.

19 May 2020

Cardiff’s recycling to ‘return to normal’


Cardiff council has announced that collections of kerbside recycling and food waste will no longer be sent for energy recovery from next month. In April, the Welsh local authority announced that all recyclables except for garden ...

14 May 2020

Deposit return approved by Scottish parliament  


The deposit return scheme (DRS) has been approved by Scottish parliament in a vote yesterday (13 May) after debate that it should be paused in light of the coronavirus outbreak.   The Scottish conservatives spoke against the ...