Metals Tuesday 25 June 2019
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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1 February 2019

Metals recycling news round-up


With news on: BMRA celebrates 100 years in scrap; Kent firm invests in metals shear; S Norton director Roger Morton to step down. BMRA celebrates 100 years in scrap

21 January 2019

EMR fined £300,000 by competitions authority


European Metals Recycling (EMR) has been ordered to pay penalties totalling £300,000 by the Competitions and Markets Authority for failing to comply with an enforcement order regarding a 2017 acquisition. The Competition and ...

13 December 2018

Ward hits Immingham metal export milestone


Derbyshire-based recycling business Ward Recycling has exported over 50,000 tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals from its dedicated deep sea dock at Immingham, seven months after it opened. The business which recycles ...

29 November 2018

‘Disappointment’ over waste crime measures


Two trade associations have expressed disappointment over Defra’s proposed actions on waste crime, announced this week. The actions come after Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) consulted on a ...

Ashford 27 November 2018

EMR opens metals recycling site in Ashford


Metal recycling company EMR has opened a new metals recycling site in Ashford, Kent. The new purpose-built facility, based on Brunswick Road, was officially opened earlier this month by the Mayor of Ashford, Councillor Mrs Jessamy...

19 November 2018

‘Accidental death’ verdict over Nechells wall collapse


Five men were accidentally crushed to death after the "foreseeable risk" of a wall collapse in the area they were working was not identified, an inquest jury concluded on 16 November. The 11-strong panel found the...

15 November 2018

WasteCare looks to 2019 opening of battery plant


Recycling firm WasteCare has said that trials of a pilot recycling plant for portable batteries have proved a success and a larger plant is set to open in the New Year. The company has been recycling portable batteries through...

12 November 2018

PRN pressure rises amid ‘unfair’ aluminium market claim


Concerns around the market for PRNs - packaging waste recovery notes - have prompted a referral over aluminium PRNs to the Competitions and Markets Authority. A request has been made to the CMA by packaging waste compliance ...

8 November 2018

Inquest opens into Nechells metals site fatalities


The Coroner's Inquest into the deaths of five men killed in an incident at Hawkeswood Metal Recycling, Nechells, Birmingham in 2016 started this week. Five workers aged between 40 and 56 were killed when a wall collapsed on them ...