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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.


19 April 2018

British Glass promotes glass recycling to schools


Glass sector trade association, British Glass and its member companies have teamed up with the National Schools Partnership to teach school children about glass recycling. The education programme aims to help children become ‘...

11 April 2018

Viridor wins £1.3m Scottish glass contract


Viridor has completed a £1 million upgrade of its Scottish glass recycling plant and has secured a Scottish Procurement contract covering five Scottish local authorities. As part of the contract, worth £1.3 million, Viridor will...

4 April 2018

East Sussex councils discuss adding glass to commingling


Four district and borough councils on the East Sussex Joint Waste Partnership look likely to add glass to their commingled collection service as part of a new household waste collection contract from July 2019. The inclusion ...

28 March 2018

Deposit scheme to fit in with ‘other measures’


Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed today (28 March) that the government will introduce some form of deposit return system (DRS) for single use drinks containers. A deposit scheme could cover plastic and glass bottles, as well ...

14 March 2018

Veolia opens St Helens glass recycling facility


Veolia and Knauf Insulation, have officially opened a new ‘high-tech’ glass recycling facility in St Helens, which will reprocess glass fines to use in insulation. Each year, over 60,000 tonnes of used glass ...

9 March 2018

National Audit Office to review PRN system


The National Audit Office (NAO) has announced a review into packaging recycling obligations – commonly known as the PRN system. The review, announced today (9 March) will assess the effectiveness of the PRN scheme, including ...

25 January 2018

Glass contracts in Hampshire and Cardiff move forward


Hampshire county council is inviting tenders for a glass processing contract, worth almost £4 million. And, in Wales, Cardiff city council has awarded a glass contract to Tom Prichard Contracting. The Hampshire contract, which ...

23 January 2018

Packaging sector cautious despite likely 2017 target success


The UK looks almost certain to meet its packaging waste recovery targets – including for plastics recycling – in 2017 according to the Environment Agency figures published earlier this month. But, while broadly speaking the ...

17 January 2018

Viridor pursues quality cullet in Scotland


The move towards collecting glass commingled with other recyclables has posed a challenge to Viridor in Scotland, and, the company believes the glass recycling sector as a whole. The waste and resource management business has made...