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8 May 2019

Scotland confirms ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme

Scotland’s cabinet secretary for the environment, Roseanna Cunningham, has today (8 May) outlined the Scottish Government's proposals for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. As reported by


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20 March 2019

See recycling equipment demos at Letsrecycle Live


Details of some of the live recycling equipment demonstrations to feature at the inaugural Letsrecycle Live trade event have been released, with the event now just over two months away. The

20 March 2019

News in brief (20/03/2019)


With news on: Councils join Metal Matters campaign; Veolia and Nestlé partnership; Powerday wood recycling, and; Environment Agency prosecution.

18 March 2019

EMR urges public to sell metal direct to recyclers


Members of the public should look to sell their scrap metal items directly to metal recyclers, rather than taking them to local authority civic amenity sites, metal recycler EMR Group has suggested. The comments come after the ...

11 March 2019

Waste reforms ‘could push aluminium recycling’


Environmental think tank Green Alliance has called for all aluminium packaging to be included in proposals for a ‘core’ set of materials collected for recycling by councils. A report issued by the organisation today (11 March...

6 March 2019

2018 packaging targets met, but ‘challenge ahead’


Packaging experts have welcomed the news that recycling targets for 2018 look to have been met, but have warned that 2019 targets could be more challenging. The comments come following the release of the 2018 Q4 packaging data, ...

22 February 2019

Wide set of materials backed for Scottish deposit scheme


The Scottish Government’s consultation on a deposit return scheme has found a high level of support for a scheme which includes the widest range of materials possible. Overall, 45% of respondents thought the DRS should include ...

14 February 2019

Concerns raised over DRS impact


Concerns over the potential impacts of a deposit return system (DRS) in the UK emerged at the Resources and Waste Strategy Unwrapped conference in London yesterday (13 February). Sentiment from some in the audience and on a panel ...

5 February 2019

EMR aiming to be ‘global leader’ in sustainability


Metal recycling business, EMR, has a new vision to become the global leader in the provision of sustainable materials, building on the company’s success to date. Steve Eminton finds out more from Andrew Brady, EMR's UK chief executive. ...

4 February 2019

BMRA appoints James Kelly as chief executive


The Board of the British Metals Association (BMRA) has announced the appointment of James Kelly as its new chief executive with immediate effect. Mr Kelly joins the BMRA from the British Security Industry Association where he ...