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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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25 October 2018

Irish recycler opens ‘state-of-the-art’ glass plant


Irish glass recycler, Glassco Recycling, has announced a significant investment in a recycling plant in Naas, County Kildare, dedicated to recycling non-transparent glass waste. Glassco Recycling ...

19 October 2018

Letsrecycle Live goes live


Visitors can now register to attend the two day waste and recycling Letsrecycle Live show, organisers the Environment Media Group have announced. Following last week’s launch, exhibitors already signed up include Storm ...

28 September 2018

Focusing on glass sorting at Recresco


SPECIAL REPORT: Beth Slow visits Recresco’s glass recycling facility in Cwmbran, South Wales and talks to Tim Gent about the company’s activities and the aim to increase the glass yield from mixed glass. Recresco is one of the...

strategy 17 September 2018

Coffey outlines waste strategy contents


Councils could have to pay back money to householders for bottles that residents put out for recycling at the kerbside under proposals for the Deposit Return Scheme. And, there will be a connection between Defra’s Resources and ...

16 August 2018

Fire ongoing at Recresco’s Cheshire site


A fire which started two days ago at a recycling plant operated by Recresco in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, is ongoing and could take days to extinguish. It started at around midday on Tuesday (14 August), involving about “600-...

14 August 2018

Hampshire drops glass tender over DRS ‘concerns’


Hampshire county council has abandoned its procurement of a glass processing contract due to “uncertainty” over the impacts that a deposit return scheme (DRS) could have on council collections. Earlier this year, Hampshire ...

23 July 2018

Producers are “just buying” compliance, says SUEZ


Waste management firm SUEZ today called for an overhaul of the PRN system, accusing producers of just “buying compliance” from “remote central bodies or compliance schemes”. And, producers of packaging also faced criticism...

Wood packaging 10 July 2018

Monthly data fails to alleviate PRN concerns


With the value of wood packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) now above the £30 mark and rising, the latest figures published by the Environment Agency show an increase of almost 50,000 tonnes of wood recycled over the past month.

25 June 2018

Encirc opens £40 million Cheshire glass furnace


In a boost for the glass recycling sector, secretary of state for business Greg Clark, has opened manufacturer Encirc’s new £40m furnace at its bottle-making facility in Elton, Cheshire. The facility is a major user of cullet ...