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24 May 2013
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Transparency all round
Smurfit Kappa’s Simon Weston on why reprocessors should also be willing to...
Industry calls for WEEE to be classed as non-waste
The electronics industry is calling for e-waste to be reclassified as ‘non-...
The Acid Test
With battery recycling increasing to more than 27 per cent in 2012, Will...
Design for life
The world’s largest producer of mobile phones and televisions, Samsung, isn’t necessarily known for its commitment to sustainability. But Nick Livermore finds that the...
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...
Chorley Borough Council begins WEEE collections
Veolia and Recycling Lives begin WEEE collections in Chorley, as Recycling Lives moves into council’s recycling depot.
Producer Responsibility consultation launches
Government’s first discussion paper on producer responsibility regimes plans to cut WEEE compliance costs.
Government launches WEEE regulation consultation
The government has launched a consultation on WEEE regulations with the aim of reducing the ‘burden of regulation’.
51 per cent of WDAs unsure of WEEE fulfilments
Survey reveals that 51 per cent of councils responsible for disposing of waste do not know if WEEE targets are being met.
UK lamp recycling hits 39.5 per cent in 2012
UK recycled 39.5 per cent of lamps put on the market in 2012, according to figures from the Environment Agency.
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.
News in Brief
Make Noise; Lighting seminars; Cromwell gauge sacks; Croydon food waste; FEED CCS support
News in Brief
Metal theft, Cardboard reuse, recycler liquidation, REA Chief Executive, Shanks award, EnvironCom apprentices.
UK surpasses batteries recycling target
The UK recycled 27.7 per cent of portable batteries in 2012, surpassing the EU’s Batteries Directive target for 2012.
Provisional figures show recycling slowing down
Provisional figures show recycling levels in Q1 of 2012/13 unchanged from last year, despite drop in residual waste.
WRAP Cymru reopens Large Scale Infrastructure Fund
Large Scale Infrastructure Fund reopens in Wales to create jobs and divert 270,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.
Sims Metal Management under investigation
Price of Sims Metal Management shares fall as internal investigation into ‘potential fraudulent conduct’ begins.
Merseyside community groups receive £26,000
Merseyside environment projects awarded £26,000 funding from Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority Community Fund.
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