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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 ...

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

NEWS ARCHIVE

3 May 2018

Veolia secures Wetherspoon work with ‘data insight’

 

Veolia has won a contract to provide waste and recycling services for hotel and pub chain WD Wetherspoon. The contract, which is just getting underway, will see Veolia implement food and coffee ground recycling scheme which, it ...

19 April 2018

British Glass promotes glass recycling to schools

 

Glass sector trade association, British Glass and its member companies have teamed up with the National Schools Partnership to teach school children about glass recycling. The education programme aims to help children become ‘...

11 April 2018

Viridor wins £1.3m Scottish glass contract

 

Viridor has completed a £1 million upgrade of its Scottish glass recycling plant and has secured a Scottish Procurement contract covering five Scottish local authorities. As part of the contract, worth £1.3 million, Viridor will...

4 April 2018

East Sussex councils discuss adding glass to commingling

 

Four district and borough councils on the East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership look likely to add glass to their commingled collection service as part of a new household waste collection contract from July 2019. The inclusion ...

28 March 2018

Deposit scheme to fit in with ‘other measures’

 

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed today (28 March) that the government will introduce some form of deposit return system (DRS) for single use drinks containers. A deposit scheme could cover plastic and glass bottles, as well ...

14 March 2018

Veolia opens St Helens glass recycling facility

 

Veolia and Knauf Insulation, have officially opened a new ‘high-tech’ glass recycling facility in St Helens, which will reprocess glass fines to use in insulation. Each year, over 60,000 tonnes of used glass ...

9 March 2018

National Audit Office to review PRN system

 

The National Audit Office (NAO) has announced a review into packaging recycling obligations – commonly known as the PRN system. The review, announced today (9 March) will assess the effectiveness of the PRN scheme, including ...

25 January 2018

Glass contracts in Hampshire and Cardiff move forward

 

Hampshire county council is inviting tenders for a glass processing contract, worth almost £4 million. And, in Wales, Cardiff city council has awarded a glass contract to Tom Prichard Contracting. The Hampshire contract, which ...

23 January 2018

Packaging sector cautious despite likely 2017 target success

 

The UK looks almost certain to meet its packaging waste recovery targets – including for plastics recycling – in 2017 according to the Environment Agency figures published earlier this month. But, while broadly speaking the ...