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.


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 ...

5 August 2019

Winchester to add glass after contract switch


Winchester council is adding separate collections of glass to its kerbside recycling service under changes being rolled out as it splits away from a joint contract with East Hampshire council. The two local authorities currently ...

15 July 2019

Exeter plots overhaul of kerbside recycling service


Kerbside glass and food waste collections are set to be introduced in Exeter, as the city council also looks to move to a three-weekly cycle for residual waste collections. The move to introduce a kerbside service for food ...

24 June 2019

PRN compliance fee ruled out before 2020


The idea of some form of compliance fee for the PRN system looks to be unlikely in 2019 but is possible for 2020, according to a statement issued following a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Packaging. The emergency ACP ...

11 June 2019

Glass to move into commingled under East Sussex contract


Changes to recycling services for three East Sussex councils – Hastings, Rother and Wealden – under a new contract with Biffa, will see glass added to commingled collections from later this month. The councils form part of the...