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2 Sisters Food Group Pledge to Reduce Plastic in Their Packaging

Friday, 20 April 2018 12:36:00 Europe/London

The 2 Sisters Food Group have announced plans to reduce the use of plastic in its operations.  They have set a new plan to reduce plastic packaging by 2020 which include the phasing out of non-recyclable bottles and cups in all of their sites. 

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Posted By Jon

US Researchers Develop a Zero Waste Recycling Process for Mobile Phones

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:16:40 Europe/London

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a process to separate fibreglass and resin which are the most commonly discarded parts of a mobile phone.  Most companies that recover e-waste focus on the precious metals like gold and silver, but the University have found way to separate the fibreglass and resin.  

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Posted By Sam

Is Landfill or Incineration the Solution for Waste Plastics

Friday, 13 April 2018 10:33:00 Europe/London

With China banning the importing of some recycling, many countries are now stuck with the dilemma with how to dispose recyclable waste, especially with plastics.  2 Options are send them to landfill which are slowly filling up, or incinerating, which causes damage to the atmosphere.  

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Posted By Adam

Unilever Trials a New Method of Recycling PET Plastic

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:56:05 Europe/London

Unilever is trialing a new method of recycling PET plastic with the end aim of recycling all waste PET plastic that can be made into food packaging.  Unilever has claimed that only 20% of PET bottles sold worldwide end up being recycled.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 9th April

Monday, 9 April 2018 09:55:17 Europe/London

Stories for this weeks Recycling Roundup include criminals in Germany have reversed engineered the bottle desposit vending machines to pay out for multiple bottles, a business in has invested £250k into the scrap buying and processing facility in Cumbria, and finally a drinks can awareness programme were at the finish line to engage race fans.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Use Your Loaf, Don't Bin Your Bread

Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:56:50 Europe/London

We throw away over 24 million slices of bread every day in the UK, which equates to half a loaf of bread every month for every person, we have compiled a list of options to help cut down on the amount of bread waste.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Sam

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

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

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