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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 ...


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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 ...

27 August 2019

Sainsbury’s includes glass in reverse vending trial


A trial of reverse vending technology which accepts glass bottles, PET bottles and cans has launched at Sainsbury’s supermarket in Newbury, Berkshire. Tomra claimed that the trial is the first of its kind in England to include ...

23 August 2019

Cotswold council in broken glass warning to residents


Cotswold district council has urged residents to avoid placing broken glass containers into recycling boxes, due to the health risk this poses to collection staff running the council’s kerbside recycling service. Ubico Ltd...

22 August 2019

Scots ‘support’ DRS for glass, but industry sceptical


The majority of Scots support the inclusion of glass in the country’s planned Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) – despite opposition from producers of glass packaging, who support other measures to boost recycling. YouGov research ...

16 August 2019

Noise rules for kerbside glass to impact on vehicle firms


New standards on noise produced by the kerbside collection of glass could shift responsibility to vehicle manufacturers. The Waste Industry Safety and Health Forum (WISH) and the government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE...

7 August 2019

Plastic water bottle alternatives ‘still harm the environment’


Campaign group and thinktank Green Alliance has warned of the potential environmental harm that can be caused by moving from plastic water bottles to alternatives such as cans and cartons, writes Lucy Lewin.  The organisation ...