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Could a 'Traffic Light System' Reduce Recycling Confusion

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 09:16:45 Europe/London

According to Suez, a simpler labelling system on packaging could be the key to get more people to recycle, after holding a workshop they found that consumers said this was the main reason they did not recycle more.  One of the ideas that they come up with was a traffic light system.  

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Posted By Sam

Nestle Waters Rolls Out Recycling Programme in UK Schools

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:14:50 Europe/London

Nestle has joined forces with the charity group Recoup and Wastebuster to help deliver a new recycling programme in schools.  This new programme will help teach pupils on the importance of protecting the environment especially from the ever rising programme of plastic waste.  

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Posted By Michelle

Be Green on Halloween

Saturday, 13 October 2018 15:42:40 Europe/London

Halloween is ever increasing in popularity, which means an increase in parties, decorations and getting dressed up, despite all this you can still cut down on your waste and recycle more.  

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Posted By Adam

Tesco Trials Reverse Vending Machines for Plastic Bottles

Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:21:25 Europe/London

Tesco have started to trial the reverse vending machines in some of their stores to encourage their customers to recycle plastic bottles.  The first machine went operational last month and gives customers 10p for every bottle they deposit in one go.  

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Posted By Adam

Walkers Crisps Launches Recycling Scheme for Crisp Packets

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:20:42 Europe/London

After a protest from the public, Walkers have now introduced a nationwide scheme for recycling crisp packets.  This all started after campaigners started attaching freepost lables to the back of crisp packets and sending them back.  The scheme will help enourage customers to drop their empty crisp packets at public collection points.  

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Posted By Michelle

Hovis Introduces New Labelling to Increase Bread Bag Recycling

Friday, 5 October 2018 14:00:43 Europe/London

Hovis are going to be introducing clearer labelling to make customers aware that it's bread bags are 100% recyclable and encourage customer to recycle them after use.  The new labelling is just another step the company is taking to reduce its environmental footprint.

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Posted By Jon

Edinburgh-Based Company Win Innovation Award for Coffee Cup Recycling

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 13:50:39 Europe/London

A company that is working on innovating ways to recycle takeaway cups has won an entrepeneurs award.  They use a technique which heats the cup to a very high temperature in the absence of oxygen, this can then be broken down into gas and bio-oil to produce energy.

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 24th September

Monday, 1 October 2018 13:48:35 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories of a keen 5 year old recycling campaigner is the new star of a Wigan council recycling campaign, the plastics charity Recoup the consfusion behind plastics packaging is down the the budget cuts are local authorities, and finally the recycling minister has said that household recycling rates are collapsing.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Sam

The Race to Find a Sustainable Car Battery Recycling Solution

Friday, 21 September 2018 09:21:16 Europe/London

The biggest challenge we face when it comes to recycling car batteries is the emergence of electric cars and hybrids, these cars use lithium ion batteries which are more complex and could be more hazardous than the standard car batteries.  Some companies are trying to lead the way to find viable solutions for disposal of these new batteries.

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Posted By Sam

Sheffield Council Under Fire for Failing to Recycle All Plastics

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:16:25 Europe/London

Sheffield council said it had the best recycling rates in South Yorkshire, but they have been criticised for the introduction of brown recycling bins that are going to replace the blue recycling boxes due to the fact they wont be accepting all plastic items, this includes yoghurt pots, carrier bags and margarine tubs.  

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Posted By Michelle

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