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Morrisons to Replace Plastic Bags with Paper for Fresh Produce

Friday, 27 July 2018 10:20:25 Europe/London

Morrisons have started selling their fresh product in brown paper bags instead of the traditional plastic ones, the 4th largest supermarket estimates the switch would result in 150 million fewer paper bags each year.  The supermarket also encourages customers to bring their own containers in and they will get extra loyalty points if they do.

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Posted By Michelle

Residents Claim Veolia Hasn't Collected their Recycling in 18 Months

Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:07:42 Europe/London

Residents on a street in Sheffield ended up taking their own recycling bins to the depot claiming they were fed up with waiting for them to be emptied, they claim their recycling hasn't been emptied for over 18 months despite contacting the council and waste company numerous times

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Posted By Adam

England Set to Incinerate More than it Recycles for the First Time

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:06:12 Europe/London

England is on the verge of incinerating more than it currently recycles for the first time.  The Green Party argue that incinerations are contributing to climate change and that it is currently holding back recycling rates, despite only one incinerator being under construction for this year.  

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Posted By Sam

How To Teach Kids About Recycling

Friday, 20 July 2018 15:35:09 Europe/London

If we teach kids how to recycle and how to take care of the planet, they will carry it with them into the future and help preserve the earth and it's resources.  This article has compiled together some easy and fun ways to teach kids about recycling.

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Posted in Education & Tips By Adam

Starbucks Set to Introduce a 5p Charge of Disposable Coffee Cups

Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:23:04 Europe/London

Starbucks are set to introduce a 5p charge to paper cups across their 950 UK stores, originally trialed in London for 3 months, it showed that 4% of customers started to bring their own recycling cup in.  Starbucks have said they were encouraged by the trial and were excited to roll out the scheme across England. 

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Posted By Jon

Recycling Roundup 16th July

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 15:20:25 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling roundup features stories including discarded laughing gas canisters being littered in areas despite the fact they can be recycled for money, Wirrall council have told residents they have no plans to introduce a food recycling scheme, and finally RECOUP organised collections of trays, cups and PET drinks bottles for recycling.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Sam

Recycling Charity Clears Up the Confusion Around Plastics

Saturday, 14 July 2018 13:21:20 Europe/London

The charity RECOUP has joined forces with Norfolk Waste Partnership to develop a campaign to show how clothing can be made from recycled plastic bottles.  Students from Norfolk were asked to get creative and design items of clothing that could be made from polyester which comes from PET bottles, 9 finalists were chosen and were given materials to create their idea. 

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Posted By Michelle

Opticians Introduces the UK's First Contact Lens Recycling Scheme

Friday, 13 July 2018 13:14:49 Europe/London

When it comes to recycling, contact lenses may not be high up on the list, but with millions of people in the UK wearing contact lenses this equates to a lof of plastic waste.  Valli Opticians has introduced a contact lens recycling scheme across their 14 practices, the lenses are collected and then sent to TerraCycle who sort them into different materials.

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Posted in How To Recycle By Michelle

Bristol Council Criticised for Introducing a Third Recycling Box

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:13:08 Europe/London

Bristol Council have been criticised for their decision top introduce an additional recycling box following a review into the collection strategy.  The result of the report now says that the general waste colletion shall change to every 3 weeks to cut down on the amount going to the incinerator.  

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Posted By Jon

Recycling Roundup 2nd July

Monday, 2 July 2018 11:50:00 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup feature stories including Morrisons annoucing new measures in which to help reduce plastic pollution, Veolia opening what they say is Europes first solar panel recycling facility, and finally councils across the West Midlands are sending recycling that they collect overseas.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

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