LG Electronics USA have been recognised by the US EPA for leading the way in responsible electronics recycling leadership, mainly for the collection of a large amount of electronic items and sending them to a third party for recycling.
The drive for recycling is not a new concept, it dates back as early as our ancestors were repairing, recycling and reusing materials. People often made small flint tools from old axes and ground down ceramics to new pots and materials for houses.
Tetra Pak and Veolia have joined forces to make sure that all parts of the used drinks cartons in the EU can be recycled by the year 2025, the recycling director at Tetra Pak said that every material in these cartons can be recycled .
After carrying out some consumer research the plastics recycling charity recoup has found that the key to the Deposit Return Scheme is convenience, 56% of consumers said they either wouldn't travel more than a mile to empty their containers and only 14% of said they would be willing to travel more than 3 miles.
This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a recycling company in Kent has renewed its commitment to support a charity's green travel and road safety work, scientists say you can help save endangered gorillas by recycling old mobile phones, and finally Peterborough city council have had to apologise for offending residents with stickers on their wheelie bins.
Since we announced we were leaving the EU, Brexit has been on the news on a daily basis, but will recycling be affected when it does happen? Most of the UK's recycling rates has been down to the EU legislation with the UK currently at 44% but this was set to rise to 65% by 2030.
The UK waste management charity WasteAid UK is set to run a two year plastic recycling project in Gambia that is being funded by the government. The charity has been working in Africa since 2015 and since then has set up recycling centres in 27 communities.
This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a Scottish organic waste management company are planning to offer food waste collections, an app which tells people what packaging can be recycled has won an award in Norwich, and finally the owner of a recycling company has been jailed for dumping waste in an adandoned factory.
Recycling experts are saying that a lot of unrecyclable material is getting put in to recycling bins which is then driving the cost up during the recycling process. This was shown when China banned the importation of plastic waste, because they were receiving so many loads that were contaminated.
Veolia has announced that the community fund for 2019-2020 is now open for applications. Various organisations can apply for a share of the £115,000 to help encourage recycling, reducing household waste or prevent carbon emissions.