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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, ...


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14 November 2018

Agency confirms FPP guide for waste wood


The Environment Agency has approved the first sector-specific guide on Fire Prevention Plans (FPPs) for sites handling waste wood, it has been confirmed. The Wood Recycling Association (WRA), which confirmed the ...

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 ...

9 November 2018

Recyclers and insurers differ on fire plans


Fire prevention plans (FPPs) and the challenges and changes they are bringing to the waste industry were at the centre of discussions at a Waste Sector Fire Conference this week. Some recyclers said they had faced commercial ...

Wood packaging 5 November 2018

Defra faces pressure over wood PRNs


Defra has confirmed that its officials are looking at ways to “alleviate the pressure” that the high price of wood packaging recovery notes (PRNs) is having on the packaging waste sector. But, any swift action is not thought to be likely ...

26 October 2018

Q3 PRN figures prompt mixed response


There has been a mixed reaction from packaging recycling experts to the third quarter packaging recycling data released this week. The Q3 packaging data, published on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD) website, shows the...

21 September 2018

Agency to extend RPS on waste wood classification


EXCLUSIVE: The Environment Agency will extend an interim measure to allow wood recyclers to continue using current methods for handling waste wood including potentially hazardous material. With a crackdown likely on how ...

Wood packaging 10 July 2018

Monthly data fails to alleviate PRN concerns


With the value of wood packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) now above the £30 mark and rising, the latest figures published by the Environment Agency show an increase of almost 50,000 tonnes of wood recycled over the past month.

28 June 2018

MDF Recovery receives further funding


A Welsh company that is developing a technology to recycle medium-density fibreboard (MDF) waste has received a further £165,000 in funding. The funding to MDF Recovery comes from a “group of angels” and follows a £250,000 ...

27 June 2018

Waste wood exports ‘halved in 2017’


 UK exports of waste wood biomass and panel board feedstock dropped by 50% in 2017 to 300,000 tonnes, as the material previously being shipped abroad seemingly moves into the domestic market. That’s according to statistics ...

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