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Since Milton Keynes Council introduced clear sacks from plastic it has highlighted the true problem of contamination in the area.  Residents say they were shocked to see their recycling being thrown in the back of the general waste lorry after they had taken their time to spearate it.  The council say that 1 in 5 is unsuitable for recycling.  

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Posted By Adam

Malaga Says No to Single-Use Glass

Friday, 17 August 2018 09:08:01 Europe/London

The city council of Malaga say that almost 50% of the waste generated comes from hotels, bars, and clubs and is made up of glass bottles and containers that are only used once.  They have paired up with Ecovidiro to launch a recycling campaign which gives recycling containers to establishments to make the collection of glass easier.

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Posted By Jon

Recycling is Everyone's Business

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:53:45 Europe/London

According to WRAP, 25% of the waste produced in England is produced by businesses, you may recycle everything at home but do you do the same whilst at work?   One of the first things to do if you do not already have one is to find a contractor to collect your recycling who are registered with the Environment Agency.

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Posted By Michelle

The Biggest Ever Recycling Challenge

Friday, 10 August 2018 10:14:49 Europe/London

The PepsiCo Foundation has joined forces with The Recycling Partnership to launch the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge in the US, the project has over 2800 communities taking part and has around $100 million in backing, funds raised from the scheme will be used to provide larger recycling solutions to big cities such as Miami and Florida. 

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Posted By Michelle

Recycled Metal from the Crematorium Benefits Charities

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 09:52:47 Europe/London

£15,000 has been dontated to charities through the reclaiming and recycling of metal from a crematorium in Bath, this includes medical pins, plates, wires and screws.  These items are recycled through a national recycling scheme, the money is then distributed to charities.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Symbols are Confusing Consumers

Monday, 6 August 2018 09:52:17 Europe/London

Research carried out by the consumer group 'Which' has found that many people are finding the recycling symbols on packaging confusing.  It is not just the recycling logos that are causing confusion, the research also showed that the Tidyman Logo was only identified by 15%.  

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Posted in Education & Tips By Jon

Get Half-Price Entry to Theme Parks by Recycling Your Plastic Bottles

Thursday, 2 August 2018 12:17:54 Europe/London

Some of the UK's biggest theme parks are offering visitors a great incentive to their visitors to recycle their plastic bottles, customers will see a half price discount when they recycle a 500 ml plastic bottle.  Merlin Entertainments, the owner of the attractions has joined forces with Coca Cola to offer customers better incentives for recycling.  

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Posted By Sam

Aluminium Can Recycling Could Reach 85% by 2020

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 11:43:01 Europe/London

A new report has been released which says by 85% of aluminium cans will be recycled by 2020, the report has called for measures to be taken, this includes more consistency for kerbside collections.  Some good news, the International Aluminium Institute said that 75% of the aluminium that has ever been produced is still in circulation now.

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Posted By Sam

Morrisons to Replace Plastic Bags with Paper for Fresh Produce

Friday, 27 July 2018 10:20:25 Europe/London

Morrisons have started selling their fresh product in brown paper bags instead of the traditional plastic ones, the 4th largest supermarket estimates the switch would result in 150 million fewer paper bags each year.  The supermarket also encourages customers to bring their own containers in and they will get extra loyalty points if they do.

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Posted By Michelle

Residents Claim Veolia Hasn't Collected their Recycling in 18 Months

Thursday, 26 July 2018 10:07:42 Europe/London

Residents on a street in Sheffield ended up taking their own recycling bins to the depot claiming they were fed up with waiting for them to be emptied, they claim their recycling hasn't been emptied for over 18 months despite contacting the council and waste company numerous times

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Posted By Adam

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