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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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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

Residents in Queensland face having their bins removed if they do not recycle correctly, due to China's ban on recycling, the cost of the recycling services has rised by $2million.  A plan that has been put forward that would bin tagging, residents who frequently put out contaminated waste risk losing their bin.  

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Posted By Adam

Recycling Lives Given a Queen's Award

Friday, 4 May 2018 14:00:39 Europe/London

Recycling lives has won a Queen's Award for the third time, the award is the highest award that can be given to UK businesses for international trade.  This time the award was given for processing waste for businesses like John Lewis and BT and recovring metal and plastics for recycling. 

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Apple Aim to Build iPhones and MacBooks from 100% Recycled Materials

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 13:38:10 Europe/London

Technology giant Apple, have developed a new robot called Daisy which is capable of extracting parts from 9 different types of iPhone at 200 phones per hour.  This is to help them achieve their goal of manufacturing their products from 100% recycled materials. 

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Posted By Michelle

New Recycling App Encourages Us to Recycle Clothes....

Monday, 30 April 2018 13:37:25 Europe/London

A new app has been launched to encourage people to recycle their unwanted clothes with the incentive to buy more clothes....Around £140 million of unwanted clothing ends up in landfill in the UK with more than 60% of homes having unwanted clothes in their house.  

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Could Plastic Eating Enzyme Revolutionise Recycling?

Friday, 27 April 2018 10:16:52 Europe/London

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have accidentally discovered an enzyme which can digest plastic, which could revolutionise recycling.  The enzyme is PETase which is a nautrally occuring bacteria which was first discovered in a Japanese recycling centre back in 2016.

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Posted By Sam

Recycling Roundup 23rd April

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:39:29 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories about a city in Australia is sending all of their recycling to landfill due to costs, a pensioner has been left with overflowing due to changes in bin collections in his hometown of Dundee, finally Cambridgeshire's recycling rates have been plummeting since 2015.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Adam

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