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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.


13 May 2020

British Glass urges Scotland to pause DRS plans


A survey commissioned by the glass sector trade association British Glass found that 61% of people think that Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) should be paused in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was carried ...

13 May 2020

Hospitality sector closures hit glass industry


An increase in glass from kerbside collections may not be enough to make up for the losses sustained through the closure of the hospitality sector, according to representatives from the glass industry. The demand for recycled ...

30 April 2020

Consumers ‘prefer glass packaging’, study finds


Environmental campaigner Friends of Glass is calling on brands to switch to glass packaging following a survey which shows shoppers prefer the material because of its “superior environmental credentials”. The survey, which...

24 April 2020

Packaging ‘on track’ but virus impact looms


Provisional packaging data for the first quarter of 2020 has shown that all materials are on track to hit targets for the year, but warnings have been sounded over forecasting the supply of post-consumer packaging during lockdown ...

3 April 2020

Time to prioritise the glass recycling process


As FEVE’s 'Close the Glass Loop' recycling scheme is finalised, now is the time to prioritise all aspects of the recycling process, writes UK glass recycling company Recresco's director Timothy Gent.

3 April 2020

British Glass urges councils to maintain recycling


Glass sector trade association, British Glass, has called on councils to continue the ...

23 March 2020

Glass recycler banned for misleading investors


A Swansea-based glass recycler has been banned from running companies for five years after she was found to have misle

20 March 2020

Glass sector expresses virus impact fears


Representatives of the glass industry have expressed fears that government advice to the public to stay away from pubs and clubs could lead to a reduction in demand for bottlemaking with consequences for the recycling sector. ...

27 November 2019

FEVE targets 90% glass recycling rate


The European glass container federation, FEVE, has launched a programme targeting a 90% glass recycling rate in the EU by 2030. Set in motion in response to new EU rules increasing net recycling targets for glass packaging to 75% ...