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Australia urged to invest in recycling manufacturing after Indonesia sends rubbish back!

Kickstart the domestic market so Asian countries rejecting Australian waste is no longer a problem, industry suggests Australia could quickly solve the problem of Indonesia and other countries rejecting its waste if governments invested in recycling manufacturing as promised and required the use of recycled material in public projects, industry and environmental...

Shake-up for East Hampshire waste contracts’

East Hampshire district council will end its waste agreement with Winchester city council this summer and begin a new partnership with Havant borough council. The waste agreement between East Hampshire and Winchester will end on September 29 following the conclusion of its current arrangement, which had been contracted to Biffa....

Harrogate council in battery warning after RCV fire

Harrogate borough council has issued a reminder to residents not to dispose of lithium ion batteries within mixed dry recyclable waste, following a small fire in a recycling collection vehicle this week. The incident occurred yesterday morning (14 May) in a split-body vehicle collecting recyclable waste from households. Collection crew...

New Tesco recycling scheme to accept bread bags, crisp packets, pet food pouches and more.

Tesco are soon to accept bread bags, crisp packets, pet food pouches and more. UK supermarkets are said to generate around 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging every year UK householders routinely throw bread bags into the recycling bin – but they are usually incinerated. Tesco has introduced an in-store recycling...

Funding awarded for plastic pigment project

Packaging waste compliance scheme Ecosurety is working with three companies on a project to develop a chemical process to remove the pigment from black and other coloured rigid plastics. The project has today (26 February) been awarded £800,000 in funding from Innovate UK – the government’s innovation grant scheme – to...

Smart waste tracking firms get government funding boost

Five UK companies have been awarded up to £80,000 to develop digital processes of tracking waste from source to final disposal. Successful projects of the funding include research into tracking waste through electronic chips and sensors, the use of blockchain, looking at common reporting platforms and new data analytics. An...

FIRST FREE CONTACT LENS RECYCLING SCHEME LAUNCHED IN UK TO TACKLE PLASTIC POLLUTION

The first free contact lens recycling scheme in the UK has been launched in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste. The “Acuvue Contact Lens Recycle Programme”, established by Johnson & Johnson Vision2, has been made available in Boots Opticians and select independent practices. It’s the first initiative in the...

All homes may be given food-waste caddies in ‘no-brainer’ drive to cut carbon emissions

But councils, already stretched, could demand extra money to implement eco-friendly scheme! All households in England could be given a caddy for food waste in a drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the use of fossil fuels. Ministers are including the idea in a new plan to tackle waste and use of resources,...

Recycling Association launches China approval system

A new approval system for the export to China of used cardboard and some other paper grades has been unveiled by the Recycling Association. The system is described as “simple and easily bolted onto existing depot quality systems, such as ISO standards”. It has been agreed in conjunction with the...

Plastic bottles used to pay for parking in Leeds

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published: 10 October 2018 Drivers will be offered 20p discounts for every plastic bottle recycled Comment on this article Drivers paying for parking at the Merrion Centre in Leeds will be able to pay with plastic bottles during October. Launched by car park operator CitiPark, the recycling initiative...