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First Ever 'Global Recycling Day' Hailed as a Success

Friday, 30 March 2018 09:56:14 Europe/London

The Bureau for International Recycling have said despite still compiling data, the first every Global Recycling Day was a success.  The recycling day called upon everyone to make 7 commitments to reduce waste and recycle more, this included raising the awareness of recycling rules, recycle more e-waste and to reuse items wherever possible.

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Posted By Sam

The Mayor of London Pledges to Increase the Capital's Recycling Rate

Thursday, 29 March 2018 09:41:20 Europe/London

The Mayor of London has promised to increase the recycling levels in London, this is following a plublication of a report on the city's waste.  The findings of the report have showed that households in London want to recycle more but the current scheme in place is holding them back.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 26th March

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:16:15 Europe/London

This weeks recycling roundup includes stories about a recycling business which has secured new funding, the company specialises in turning household waste into fuel.  Copeland council have taking the residents into consideration and are not offering free lids for their recycling boxes and finally, a council in melbourne has been criticised for going through residents rubbish.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

The Electronic Waste Recycling Project That's Transforming Lives

Friday, 23 March 2018 10:50:10 Europe/London

Substation33 has been operating since 2015, designed originally for electronic recycling, they have repurposed more than half a million kilos of e-waste.  Made up mainly from volunteers, the Substation team have come up with some amazing things, including a electric bike powered by laptop batteries  and solar energy amplifiers that light up Indonesian villages.  

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Posted By Jon

Ireland Introduces Charges for Green Bin Collections

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 10:37:00 Europe/London

The head of Panda Recycling in Ireland has said that the charge implemented for the green bin collections are to ensure that Ireland can continue to recycle, for 21 Euros the recycling service will be expanded to include the brown bin collection and a bin cleaning service.  

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Posted By Sam

The South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership is launching a new recycling campaign to help raise awareness of e-waste and batteries, their campaign is geared towards engaging people in recycling their WEEE responsibly.

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Posted By Adam

UK Plastics Recycling is Exaggerated by a Third

Saturday, 17 March 2018 16:18:51 Europe/London

The UK packaging industry has been accused of exaggerating how much of its plastic gets recycled.  In a recent report it has been stated that packaging firms only contribute a small amount of its substantial waste management bill.  The government are still facing calls for a deposit return scheme but face opposition from packaging industry firms.  

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Posted By Michelle

The First Ever Global Recycling Day is Almost Here

Friday, 16 March 2018 16:05:18 Europe/London

March 18th is the first ever Global Recycling Day, it aims to highlight that recycling is one of the biggest tools to help tackle climate change.  You can get involved by signing the petition using the link in the article or join the debate on social media.  

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Posted By Sam

Recycling Roundup 12th March

Thursday, 15 March 2018 16:05:06 Europe/London

This weeks edition of Recycling Roundup features stories include a fine for a recycling company in Sussex after an explosion, Chiltern Railways are the first train operator to recycle coffee cups and beach cleans in Jersey have gained support from a company which turns waste into reusable materials.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

Retailer Collection is the Key to Tackling Electronic Waste

Friday, 2 March 2018 10:47:54 Europe/London

The constant advancement of technology means we are always after the latest gadgets which results in users throwing away 1.4 million tonnes of unwanted electricals each year.  Until recently most ended up in landfill which caused a massive problem for the environment with the release of CFC gases, these gases than cause damage

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Posted in How To Recycle By Jon

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