Ian Barnes

Recycling Roundup 16th September

In this weeks Recycling Roundup Guernsey has cut the amount of general waste it collects by half after making some big changes to its recycling services. Also waste bosses at Edinburgh City Council have said that a deposit return scheme would reduce waste but also might lead to more expensive waste management contracts and a woman from Chippenham was told to dump her broken council recycling box because it "couldn't be recycled"!

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Recycling Roundup 19th August

In this weeks Recycling Roundup changes are coming to waste and recycling collections in some parts of Aberdeenshire where collections will take place on a three-weekly cycle from 10th September. Also, UK snack giant Walker’s Crisps has partnered up with recycling specialists TerraCycle to recycle more packaging and raise funds for life-saving services across Scotland and the Authorities in Rome are trialling a scheme where people can recycle bottles in return for free journeys on the city’s public transport...

 

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Recycling Roundup 5th August

In this weeks Recycling Roundup Britain in Bloom judges have visited Newbury and now the town is on tenterhooks to see if it’s going to reach the finals of the national competition. Also, research carried out by WRAP has found that cotton and polyester are the materials whose fibres could potentially best replace virgin materials and two new recycling points are being trialled in Hampstead Heath in the hope that it will help clean up the area...

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Recycling Roundup 22nd July

In this weeks' Recycling Roundup WRAP has announced that a £1 million grant will be made available to boost the recycling of business waste in England. Residents in Powys who want to use household waste and recycling facilities in Monmouthshire might be able to do so - if they’re willing to pay and the chief executives of Asda, Greggs and J Sainsbury will meet with the Environment Secretary Michael Gove to discuss concerns they have about recycling initiatives that they say will impose ‘unsustainable costs’ on an already struggling retail sector.

 

 

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Recycling Roundup 8th July

In this weeks Recycling Roundup, Zero Waste Scotland has released figures showing a record amount of food waste was collected in 2017, residents in Great Blakenham in Ipswich have been given a free ice cream to make up for having to put up with an alarm that has been driving them mad over the past month and according to The Body Shop, the UK recycled 602,493 tonnes of plastic in 2017-18, and six of the top 10 best cities for recycling were in Wales.

 

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Defra Gives UK Recycling a £4.7 Million Boost

The UK’s recycling efforts have received a timely boost in the form of a £4.7 million recycling grant from Defra. The funds will be managed by Wrap, the recycling charity, and they’ll be put towards growing the UK’s plastic and textiles recycling and reprocessing infrastructure.

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Recycling Roundup 10th June

Residents in Telford and Wrekin will soon be able to recycle their food waste when a new kerbside collection service starts in September. The service will be run by Veolia, and the collected waste will be turned into fertiliser and energy. Each household will be given a kitchen caddy for their food waste and a larger caddy which can be kept outside and put out for collection each week.

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The Body Shop Launches In-store Recycling Scheme

It seems like we hear the mantra almost every day; ‘Reduce waste, recycle more’ and there are more ways than ever to do this in the course of our every day lives. We can now buy clothes made from sustainable materials and swap our unwanted clothes for vouchers in some high street stores, but what about our personal care routines?

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Paper Cup Recycling Scheme Launched at Bristol Airport

A paper cup recycling scheme has been launched at Bristol Airport in a bid to reduce waste. The airport launched the scheme in partnership with SWRnewstar, the company that supplies its catering and waste management services. The company say that the scheme will make it easy as possible for passengers to recycle their paper cups.

 

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Has This Recycling Company Solved the Welsh Nappy Problem?

Over 200 million soiled nappies are discarded in Welsh rubbish bins each year, and this equates to 10% of black bag waste. The sheer amount of discarded nappies has proven to be a headache for councils who have been told that they must recycle 60% of their waste by 2020, or face hefty fines. But one recycling company is taking the initiative, and recycling them into new items like pin boards and insulation.

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Recycling Roundup 22nd April

This weeks Recycling Roundup features news about recycling centres in Surrey that will not be able to accept waste wood from June when new charges are introduced, due to a lack of payment points. A mountain of unwanted brown bins has appeared at a recycling centre after thousands of residents in Midlothian refused to sign up for a paid garden waste collection service and changes are coming to waste and recycling services in Pembrokeshire.

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