Glass Thursday 17 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 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 ...

23 May 2018

Keith Trower calms the markets at Viridor


INTERVIEW: In the wake of months of volatile recycling markets, the appointment of a former oil man to head up Viridor’s resource and recycling division looks to have been a sound move. Keith Trower, who took on the post of ...

22 May 2018

Cheshire West and Chester glass contract for Viridor


Viridor and Kier Environmental Services have joined forces for the collection and recycling of glass for Cheshire West and Chester council. The 12-month contract, which started on 1 April, will see 10,000 tonnes per annum of ...

Biffa 16 May 2018

Central Beds opts against three-weekly residual waste service


Central Bedfordshire council has committed to introducing a separate food waste collection service for householders, as well as exploring options for the introduction of a separate collection for glass. However, the council has ...

3 May 2018

Veolia secures Wetherspoon work with ‘data insight’


Veolia has won a contract to provide waste and recycling services for hotel and pub chain WD Wetherspoon. The contract, which is just getting underway, will see Veolia implement food and coffee ground recycling scheme which, it ...