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28 January 2019

Iceland extends DRS trial to Northern Ireland

Food retailer Iceland has extended its in-store deposit return scheme trial for drinks packaging, launching what it has described as Northern Ireland’s first reverse vending machine in its Belfast store. The frozen food ...

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15 March 2019

Veolia and Leon team up for DRS machine

 

Veolia has teamed up with the restaurant chain Leon to unveil a reverse vending machine which accepts plastics bottles and aluminium cans at its King’s Cross branch in London. The machine has been launched as part of a pilot ...

25 January 2019

Coffey offers reassurance on council waste funding

 

Resources minister Thérèse Coffey has responded to concerns that measures outlined in Defra’s Resources and Waste Strategy, such as a deposit return scheme, will negatively impact council recycling income. The minister’s ...

24 January 2019

TerraCycle unveils ‘Loop’ shopping platform  

 

A partnership between some of the largest consumer product companies, along with international recycling firm TerraCycle, today (24 January) unveiled a global shopping system and reuse model, called Loop. Announced at the World ...

16 January 2019

M&S trials ‘plastic free’ fruit & veg aisles

 

Leading retailer Marks & Spencer has launched a three-month trial of over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging. Starting today (16 January), the trial at the store the retailer’s store in Tolworth...

2 January 2019

Deposit return scheme trials move forward

 

Two trials of deposit return schemes are taking steps forward following the release of details on Defra’s proposals for a UK scheme in its Waste Strategy published last month. Iceland Today, retailer Iceland has reported...

9 November 2018

Clearabee bags Co-op bulky waste deal

 

On-demand rubbish removal business, Clearabee, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide reactive waste removal services to the Co-op. As part of the “multi-million pound” contract, Clearabee will handle all unplanned ...

19 October 2018

WEEE scheme counters Agency investigation

 

The Environment Agency has confirmed that it is investigating the compliance scheme Northern Compliance, after it failed to fulfil its household WEEE target for 2017. But, Northern Compliance – which is based in Gateshead and ...

Warrens Group 16 October 2018

News in Brief (16/10/2018)

 

With news on: Viridor's Safestore contract; MRWA cardboard recycling campaign; Warrens Group biomethane delivery truck; and Refuse Vehicle Solutions finance package. Viridor secures Safestore waste ...

26 September 2018

Scottish DRS should be ‘consistent’ with UK

 

The British Retail Consortium has called for any Scottish deposit return system to be “consistent” with the rest of the UK. The comments came from the trade association’s director of food and sustainability, Andrew Opie, on ...