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Recycling Roundup 27th August

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:39:46 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories include a new fully operational recycling plant which has now opened in WestLothian, recycling collections have been affected in North Somerset due to refuse crew shortages, and finally Fife Council's attempt to try and increase charges at a recycling centre could lead to an increase of businesses fly-tipping.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Sam

UK Government Set to Introduce a 'Plastic Tax

Friday, 24 August 2018 09:37:56 Europe/London

The government has indicated that it plans to introduce a plastic tax on non-recyclable plastic such as straws and single use cutlery, with the eventual aim of encouraging businesses to switch to more environmentally friendly alternatives.  The treasury carried out a consultation and got 162,000 consultations saying most would back a tax on single use items. 

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Posted By Adam

Germany is Experiencing a 'Beer Bottle Shortage'

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 09:12:09 Europe/London

During the summer Germans have drunk so much beer that the breweries are running out of glass bottles, demand for beer is so high at the moment that it is exceeding the rate of the bottle return scheme.  One employee told a TV network that one company is sending out company delivery drivers to try and find some empty beer bottles.  

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Posted By Jon

Since Milton Keynes Council introduced clear sacks from plastic it has highlighted the true problem of contamination in the area.  Residents say they were shocked to see their recycling being thrown in the back of the general waste lorry after they had taken their time to spearate it.  The council say that 1 in 5 is unsuitable for recycling.  

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Posted By Adam

Malaga Says No to Single-Use Glass

Friday, 17 August 2018 09:08:01 Europe/London

The city council of Malaga say that almost 50% of the waste generated comes from hotels, bars, and clubs and is made up of glass bottles and containers that are only used once.  They have paired up with Ecovidiro to launch a recycling campaign which gives recycling containers to establishments to make the collection of glass easier.

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Posted By Jon

Recycling is Everyone's Business

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:53:45 Europe/London

According to WRAP, 25% of the waste produced in England is produced by businesses, you may recycle everything at home but do you do the same whilst at work?   One of the first things to do if you do not already have one is to find a contractor to collect your recycling who are registered with the Environment Agency.

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 13th August

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:15:23 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories about Wigan's recycling rates increasing, a bomb squad being called to a recycling centre in Manchester and finally a three weekly rubbish collection may have been hit with bad press but in Rochdale the recycling rates had increased.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Sam

The Biggest Ever Recycling Challenge

Friday, 10 August 2018 10:14:49 Europe/London

The PepsiCo Foundation has joined forces with The Recycling Partnership to launch the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge in the US, the project has over 2800 communities taking part and has around $100 million in backing, funds raised from the scheme will be used to provide larger recycling solutions to big cities such as Miami and Florida. 

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Posted By Michelle

Recycled Metal from the Crematorium Benefits Charities

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 09:52:47 Europe/London

£15,000 has been dontated to charities through the reclaiming and recycling of metal from a crematorium in Bath, this includes medical pins, plates, wires and screws.  These items are recycled through a national recycling scheme, the money is then distributed to charities.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Symbols are Confusing Consumers

Monday, 6 August 2018 09:52:17 Europe/London

Research carried out by the consumer group 'Which' has found that many people are finding the recycling symbols on packaging confusing.  It is not just the recycling logos that are causing confusion, the research also showed that the Tidyman Logo was only identified by 15%.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

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