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Tetra Pak's Drive for Sustainability

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 09:46:32 Europe/London

In terms of packaging, Tetra Pak is one of the most recognisable, since 1951 the company has strived to provide safe and high quality packaging, but they have also seen a need to move with the times.  In 2010 they have set a target of 40% by 2020, to which they have already reached 25%.  

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Posted By Sam

Malta is Europe's Worst Recycler

Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:23:38 Europe/London

Malta is Europe's worst recycler, only 6.7% of all waste in malta  despite there being a push towards better waste management, to put it in context the average in Europe is 45%.  The Environment Minister said that recycling would become compulsory under new waste legislation that is currently being drafted.  

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Posted By Michelle

Belgium is Streets Ahead When it Comes to Recycling

Friday, 1 December 2017 09:28:54 Europe/London

According to latest statistics, Belgium is one of the mos prolific recyclers in Europe with a whopping 81% compared to the average of 65% and this is mainly down to stringent waste regulations, sorting of waste is compulsory which makes the recycling element easier.  

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Posted By Jon

Leeds Council Considers Its Options Over Falling Recycling Rates

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:06:10 Europe/London

Leeds council are reviewing the city's recycling strategy after the recycling rates in the city plummeted.  After reaching 44% in the last decade, the rates dropped to 38% in the last 2 years and it now looks like they are going to fail with the national target of 50% by 2020.  

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Posted By Sam

Isle of Wight Council Urge Residents to Recycle their Food Waste

Friday, 24 November 2017 09:32:01 Europe/London

The Isle of Wight Council has joined forces with a Amey to encourage people to make good use of their food recycling.  Figures now show that UK households throw 7.3 million tonnes of food every year.  The council say that they think residents don't realise how much of a difference they can make by recycling their food waste.  

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Posted By Adam

Coca Cola Introduces Plans for a More Sustainable Packaging Strategy

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:58:58 Europe/London

Coca Cola has plans to unveil a new strategy to reduce packaging waste in Western Europe, they set out a sustainability action plan with a number of targets to included the recycled plastic contentof its PET bottles to 50% by 2025 and work towards making 100% of their packaging recyclable or resusable, this is called the 'This is Forward' campaign.  

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Posted By Michelle

Why Not Try Buying Nothing for a Day

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:48:00 Europe/London

The 24th November is 'Buy Nothing Day', this is basically a protest against consumerism behind our throwaway society.  Founded in 1992 it is traditionally celebrated on black friday in the UK and aims to focus is to curb spending habits on this day but to also create less waste.  

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Posted By Sam

Northern Ireland is now at a record low of sending waste to landfill, as well as an increase of 3.6% to 50% for recycling rates, these are the first set of figures published since new regulations on separate food waste which came into force in April.  Despite a very simple change it has made a significant increase in recycling for the region.  

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Posted By jon davis

Can Fireworks Be Recycled

Thursday, 9 November 2017 11:41:32 Europe/London

Firework night has been and gone now but are they recyclable?  They generally cannot be recycled and should ideally be soaked in water after use to ensure the flammable materials are removed, sparklers also do not have the ability to be recycled due to the metal being coated in many different fuels and oxidisers.  

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Posted By Adam

Will a Deposit Return Scheme Increase Recycling Rates?

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 09:10:42 Europe/London

Despite the ongoing rumblings about the deposit return scheme, a parliamentary committee has heard that it may not increase recycling rates, it has revealed there is no real evidence that it would have a dramatic effect in the UK and one of the alternative ideas is to encourage plastic manufacturers of packaging to contribute financially towards recycling projects.  

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Posted By Jon

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