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The Race to Find a Sustainable Car Battery Recycling Solution

Friday, 21 September 2018 09:21:16 Europe/London

The biggest challenge we face when it comes to recycling car batteries is the emergence of electric cars and hybrids, these cars use lithium ion batteries which are more complex and could be more hazardous than the standard car batteries.  Some companies are trying to lead the way to find viable solutions for disposal of these new batteries.

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Posted By Sam

Sheffield Council Under Fire for Failing to Recycle All Plastics

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:16:25 Europe/London

Sheffield council said it had the best recycling rates in South Yorkshire, but they have been criticised for the introduction of brown recycling bins that are going to replace the blue recycling boxes due to the fact they wont be accepting all plastic items, this includes yoghurt pots, carrier bags and margarine tubs.  

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Posted By Michelle

H&M's New Recycling Technology Could Change the Face of Fashion

Friday, 14 September 2018 09:36:44 Europe/London

H&M's charitible arm the H&M Foundation has opened a textile recycling plant in a bid to be a circular company by 2030.  The Hong Kong facility will use hydrothermal recycling technology which is used to separate materials like cotton and polyester.  

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Posted By Sam

The Recycling Project Preparing Offenders for Life on the Outside

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:12:01 Europe/London

Amey has joined forces with Recycling Lives and HMP Dovegate to give offenders tge chance to gain work skills.  As part of this scheme a recycling academy for electronic and electrical has been set up inside of the prison  and up to 40 inmates will strip our glass, plastics and circuit boards.  

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 10th September

Monday, 10 September 2018 09:11:06 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a new scheme in Australia to encourage people to recycle properly, recycling centres in Gloucestershire are set to reduce their opening hours and will close an extra day during winter to save money, and finally letters from Gwent Council advising residents of changes to collections have been found dumped on a hill.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By jon davis

Council Bosses Aim to Make the Notting Hill Carnival Sustainable

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 11:18:28 Europe/London

People who attended this year's Notting Hill Carnival were encouraged to recycled their aluminium cans as part of 'Every Can Counts' programme.  After the carnival it took two nights and over 30 refuse trucks sweepers to clean up the area, despite this they say that recycling was increased during the festival.

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Posted By Michelle

Havering Borough Council Set to Withdraw from Recycling Scheme

Friday, 31 August 2018 11:10:16 Europe/London

Havering Borough Council are preparing to withdraw from the London Green Points Recycling Scheme, they are urging residents to redeem any rewards they have accumulated before October.  The council were awarded funding for a 5 year scheme, with it now coming to an end, there is no evidence of any more funding awarded to carry  this scheme on.  

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Posted By Adam

A new pilot scheme has been launched to encourage people to drop their old unwanted golf clubs at their local golf club for recycling has become so popular that organisers have been inundated with venues wanting to take part.  Funded by the Scottish Government the aim is reduce waste and also to give people who can't afford golfing equipment the chance to take part in the sport.

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 27th August

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:39:46 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories include a new fully operational recycling plant which has now opened in WestLothian, recycling collections have been affected in North Somerset due to refuse crew shortages, and finally Fife Council's attempt to try and increase charges at a recycling centre could lead to an increase of businesses fly-tipping.

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Sam

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

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