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.


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 ...

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 ...