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How Many Recycling Bins is Too Many?

Monday, 11 June 2018 15:24:49 Europe/London

Residents in Ayrshire have now been told they are going to be having 6 recycling bins per household, with some only being collected every 6 weeks.  The council have said sending waste to landfill is becoming too expensive but recycling can be used to provide income.

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Posted By Michelle

Scotland's Recycling Rate Rockets

Saturday, 9 June 2018 11:02:09 Europe/London

Recycling, composting and the reusing of waste in Scotland has risen to above 60% for the first time, the government is pleased the country is striding towards their target of 70% by 2025.  The chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland has said they are happy with Scotland making progress towards a circular economy and have acknowledged the work done by councils and other agencies.  

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Posted in Recycling Goals By Sam

Suez Suggests Pay As You Throw Schemes Will Improve Recycling Rates

Thursday, 7 June 2018 10:50:05 Europe/London

Suez, who are one of the biggest UK waste firms have given their opinion which they say would increase recycling rates, they carried out a waste and recycling survey to find that crisp packets, sweet wrappers and fast food wrapper are the main culprits of litter.  They want to introduce a 'Pay as you Throw' scheme where waste is weighed on collection whilst recycling will remain free.

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Posted By Michelle

Iceland Trial a Reverse Vending Machine in Fulham

Thursday, 31 May 2018 14:22:28 Europe/London

Iceland has become the first supermarket to install a reverse vending machine to help tackle the problem of plastic pollution.  The trial is taking place in Fulham and customers will be able to recycle plastics drinks bottles in reward for 10p voucher to spend in store.

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Posted By Michelle

Wigan's Recycling Rate Soars as the Weather Heats Up

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 14:09:00 Europe/London

For the first time on record, Wigan council collected more green waste than general waste last week due to the warmer weather.  The residents recycled more food and put less waste into their wheelie bins, throughout May the towns recycling rates increased to 50%.

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Posted By Michelle

Clean Ireland Recycling has introduced the first refuse vehicles in the country to be run on compressed natural gas.  There are far fewer emissions with natural gas than diesel which drastically reduces the carbon footprint of the company as well as reducing the cost by 35%

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Posted By jon davis

The Co-op are trying to trial a deposit return scheme at a number of music festivals in the UK to boost plastic recycling which would in turn reduce marine plastic.  If the trial goes well in their pop-up stores in the festivals, they would then look at doing the same in their standard high street stores.  

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Posted By Sam

Firms Lead the Way in Recycling Innovation

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 15:08:55 Europe/London

Recycling is not just about the easiest items like glass, plastics, paper and cardboard, what about the more complex composites on items which is made up from several different materials.  Companies in the US are trying to harness new technologies in which to come up with more sustainable solutions.  

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Posted By Adam

New Waste Collections Come to East Devon

Friday, 18 May 2018 10:34:33 Europe/London

With the recent good weather, a lot of people are trying to spruce up their garden and for residents in East Devon a green waste collection is going to be introduced to help with garden waste.  The new service costs £48 for the year with an introductory offer of a free 240 litre wheelie bin, which will cost £20 extra in the future. 

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Posted By Sam

Parents Gearing Up for Toronto's First Zero Waste Fair

Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:24:06 Europe/London

Toronto are gearing up for their first Zero Waste Fair, organisers of the event say there has been a growing interest in waste reduction over the last few years especially with the growing problem of plastic waste.  One company that is going to be there has introduced initiatives like baby car seat recycling which is the only one in Ontario.

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Posted By Michelle

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