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.


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.

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 ...