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22 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...
Axion makes ‘first’ post-consumer plastic for toys
Axion Polymers develops ‘first post-consumer recycled plastic’ that is safe...
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.
Toying with Sustainability
Toys can provide hours of entertainment, but can be a disposal nightmare at their end of life. Annie Reece takes a look at how the toy industry has been playing around...
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...
Family ran ‘massive’ illegal waste operation
Eight members of an extended family admit running a ‘massive’ illegal waste operation in Cornwall.
Waste exports need ‘greater enforcement’
Industry calls for ‘greater enforcement efforts’ on waste exports, in response to Defra’s shipment of waste consultation.
Plastic bottle recycling passes 50 per cent mark
UK bottle recycling surpassed 50 per cent mark in 2011 for the first time, finds plastic recycling charity Recoup.
ScotRail launches ‘major’ recycling trial
Transport body ScotRail launches ‘major’ trial at Scottish railway stations to encourage people to ‘recycle on the go’.
Gwynedd expands recycling collections
Gwynedd Council expands recycling service to include rigid plastics and drinks cartons in a bid to boost recycling rates.
Transparency all round
Smurfit Kappa’s Simon Weston on why reprocessors should also be willing to embrace material sampling
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’.
Greenredeem acquires Recycle Rewards Ltd
UK-based recycling rewards company, Greenredeem, has announced its acquisition of Recycle Rewards Ltd.
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