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Recycling Roundup 20th November

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:22:26 Europe/London

With a focus on councils trying to save money, a council in North East Lincolnshire hope to save £430,000 by reducing the collection frequency to align with 75% of councils already, they have found an extra 20 tonnes of recycling were collected when a new fortnightly collection started.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Michelle

Concerns About Data Security Stop People Recycling Electronics

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:22:09 Europe/London

A survey conducted by Repic has claimed that people are failing to recycle electronic goods because they are concerned about the security of their data, a total of 69% of people were concerned about their personal data being stolen or accessed during the recycling process.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

Coca Cola Introduces Plans for a More Sustainable Packaging Strategy

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:58:58 Europe/London

Coca Cola has plans to unveil a new strategy to reduce packaging waste in Western Europe, they set out a sustainability action plan with a number of targets to included the recycled plastic contentof its PET bottles to 50% by 2025 and work towards making 100% of their packaging recyclable or resusable, this is called the 'This is Forward' campaign.  

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Posted By Michelle

Why Not Try Buying Nothing for a Day

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:48:00 Europe/London

The 24th November is 'Buy Nothing Day', this is basically a protest against consumerism behind our throwaway society.  Founded in 1992 it is traditionally celebrated on black friday in the UK and aims to focus is to curb spending habits on this day but to also create less waste.  

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Posted By Sam

November Recycling Challenge: Recycle More Furniture

Monday, 13 November 2017 09:48:24 Europe/London

November's recycling challenge is to recycle more furniture, there are many ways to get rid of unwanted furniture like calling your local council to come and collect your old.  But there are many other ways like donating to a local charity shop, upcycling or just advertising it for free for someone to collect.  

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Posted in Recycling Goals By Adam

Northern Ireland is now at a record low of sending waste to landfill, as well as an increase of 3.6% to 50% for recycling rates, these are the first set of figures published since new regulations on separate food waste which came into force in April.  Despite a very simple change it has made a significant increase in recycling for the region.  

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Posted By jon davis

Can Fireworks Be Recycled

Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:41:32 Europe/London

Firework night has been and gone now but are they recyclable?  They generally cannot be recycled and should ideally be soaked in water after use to ensure the flammable materials are removed, sparklers also do not have the ability to be recycled due to the metal being coated in many different fuels and oxidisers.  

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Posted By Adam

Recycling Roundup 6th November

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 11:25:46 Europe/London

A non-profit organisation in San Franciso called Scrap are saving materials destined for landfill and donating them to schools for arts and crafts projects.  Founded in 1976, the company's director said that they are currently managing to divert over 250 tonnes of materials.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Michelle

Will a Deposit Return Scheme Increase Recycling Rates?

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 09:10:42 Europe/London

Despite the ongoing rumblings about the deposit return scheme, a parliamentary committee has heard that it may not increase recycling rates, it has revealed there is no real evidence that it would have a dramatic effect in the UK and one of the alternative ideas is to encourage plastic manufacturers of packaging to contribute financially towards recycling projects.  

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Posted By Jon

UK Set to Meet 2017 Packaging Recycling Target

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 09:09:00 Europe/London

Statistics have shown that the UK is on track to meet it's target for packaging recycling this year, aluminium and steel have already met 2/3 of its target and other recycling streams are not far behind.  Although there is a worry about China's intention to crack down on the importing of some materials which could affect the recycling industry.  

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Posted By Adam

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