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24 May 2013
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Not so simple
Though DRSs sound like a good idea, they’re not always as straightforward and...
Zero Waste Scotland recently launched nine pilot projects that reward consumers...
Transparency all round
Smurfit Kappa’s Simon Weston on why reprocessors should also be willing to...
Recycling ‘value/action gap’ study
University of Exeter and Coca-Cola Enterprises launch study into the UK’s ‘value/action gap’ in regards to recycling.
Return to sender
Deposit-refund schemes: some love them, some hate them. Resource sums up the main issues surrounding this contentious recycling issue
Banking on deposits
South Australia has a very established deposit-refund scheme that has been operating since the ’70s. Susanna Prouse finds out how the system has evolved and whether...
With co-mingling here to stay, MRFs will remain an integral part of the UK recycling scene. But how can they deliver the right quality of material? Will Simpson finds...
Third phase of the Courtauld Commitment begins
Grocery brands pledge to cut 1.1 million tonnes of waste by 2015 as the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment begins.
Waitrose to halve food packaging by 2016
Waitrose intends to halve its food packaging by 2016 compared to 2005 levels, the retailer has announced.
First Welsh ‘Recycle on the Go’ projects opened
Welsh Resource Minister Alun Davies opens first recycling exhibits funded by Wales’ £432,00 Recycle on the Go scheme.
Banbridge recycling change judicial review
The judicial hearing into the legality of Banbridge Council’s decision to bring recycling service ‘in house’ continues.
Scottish MRF to close due to low recyclate value
Avondale’s Polmont materials recovery facility is set to close due to falling ‘volume and value of recyclates’.
News in Brief
Palm contract, New York Plastics Recycling, Facilities Show 2013, Furniture biofuel pressure, Carpet conference
APSRG event highlights packaging concerns
Attendees of the APSRG event discuss optimising packaging and levelling the PRN/PERN playing field.
Producer Responsibility consultation launches
Government’s first discussion paper on producer responsibility regimes plans to cut WEEE compliance costs.
Extending landfill bans could recover £2.5 billion
A new report from think tank Green Alliance advocates extending landfill bans to recover £2.5 billion of resources each year.
Results of ‘largest ever’ litter count revealed
Over 37,000 pieces of litter were counted in Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘largest ever’ litter count, the charity reveals.
Tetra Pak recycling rose by 10 per cent in 2012
Global recycling of used Tetra Pak cartons increased by 10 per cent in 2012, packaging firm Tetra Pak has announced.
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