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.


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% ...

28 October 2019

Glass DRS ‘best for planet and consumers’


The inclusion of glass in Scotland’s proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) is best “both for the planet and for consumers”, says Zero Waste Scotland. The comments come in response to heavy criticism from the glass industry ...

28 October 2019

Warnings that glass DRS will push plastic use


Including glass bottles in a forthcoming Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) could push up the use of plastic drinks containers, the glass sector trade association British Glass has warned. The organisation has reported that DRS ...

25 September 2019

BCP council to extend commingling with glass


Recycling services for residents in the Christchurch area of Dorset look likely to move to a fully-commingled service when an arrangement with the Dorset council ends in April 2020. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) ...

29 August 2019

Glass sector appeals to Scottish ministers over DRS


Glass sector trade association, British Glass, has appealed to the Scottish Government to delay the introduction of glass in its proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. The organisation claimed that the ...