Paper Sunday 19 August 2018
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.


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Mat Prosser 16 August 2018

Collaborating on quality


DS Smith Recycling (UK) managing director, Mat Prosser, explains to Steve Eminton how a collaborative approach to quality in fibre supply is paramount. For Mat Prosser, managing director of DS Smith Recycling (UK), the need to ...

15 August 2018

Cups and cartons HWRC pilot launches in Cornwall


Cornwall council and ACE UK have launched a pilot to offer collection points for cartons and paper cups at seven of Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres (HWRCs). Residents are being urged to take their empty food and ...

10 August 2018

Campaign targets contamination in Salford


Recycle for Greater Manchester has teamed up with Salford city council on a campaign to target unwanted materials ending up in the recycling. According to Recycle for Greater Manchester – the public facing brand of the Greater ...

9 August 2018

Chinese tariffs set to impact on recycling exports


Prices for recyclable materials which are still allowed into China from the UK and the rest of Europe are expected to rise in value in the short term at least, in the wake of proposed tariffs on recyclables from the United States.

6 August 2018

Sector counters LGA’s packaging ‘smorgasbord’


Claims by the Local Government Association (LGA) that a “smorgasbord” of plastics in packaging means that just a third of household collected plastics can be recycled, have been countered by the recycling sector. Releasing an ...

3 August 2018

UK brighter as Continental paper losses hit Veolia


Pressures in the paper market spread to Veolia this week as it announced that a fall in waste paper prices across the world led to a €64M (£57 million) hit on its revenue, particularly on the Continent in Germany and France. In...

3 August 2018

UK paper mills report ‘temporary’ lower quality


UK paper mills have been reporting lower quality of infeed material, as the market is seemingly setting aside best quality material (cardboard) for the Chinese market, which commands higher prices. That’s according to Keith ...

23 July 2018

Creagh hits out at ‘comfortable’ PRN system


Senior Labour politician, Mary Creagh MP, who is chair of the Environmental Audit Committee today slammed the UK’s PRN/packaging waste system for failing to deliver on a number of fronts. Her comments came after the publication ...

27 June 2018

Case dropped against man who ‘stole’ free newspapers


A man accused of stealing a van load of free newspapers from Waterloo Station for resale onto recycling firms has had the case against him withdrawn. The case against Jamie Castillo was dropped last week because prosecutors are ...

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