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Companies Turn Plastics into Oil in Fight Against Plastic Waste

Sunday, 11 November 2018 16:07:44 Europe/London

A company that says it has the technology to turn plastics into oil wants to open a plant in the UK.  It has said it has the ability to turn plastic waste into alternative fuels which can then be used to make new food-sage plastics.  

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Posted By Adam

How Does Your Business Deal with E-Waste?

Saturday, 10 November 2018 16:00:57 Europe/London

What happens in your business when you get a new computer or scanner?  Estimates say around 50million tonnes of e-waste will be produced in 2018 alone, with the 2 biggest culprits being China and the USA.  

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Posted By Rosie

Now You Can Recycle Your Toothbrush Thanks to Colgate

Thursday, 8 November 2018 16:00:39 Europe/London

Recycling your old toothbrush is not usually high on anyones agenda but Colgate and TerraCycle have launching a joint recycling programme which is a free nationwide recycling scheme for orcal care and products.  

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Posted By Michelle

Ireland's Aluminium Recycling Rate Hits All-Time High

Thursday, 1 November 2018 09:27:38 Europe/London

Aluminium can recycling in Ireland has skyrocketed to 73%, up from 54% in 2016, Repak have reported that 7 out of every 10 cans in Ireland are now recycled.  A big contributer to this was the launch of 'Every Can Counts' programme.

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Posted By Adam

The Shame of UK Recycling Waste Dumped Illegally in Malaysia

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 09:01:36 Europe/London

Plastic packaging from British recycling bins has been found dumped at illegal rubbish sites in Malaysia, the charity Unearthed revealed that UK branded packaging has been discarded on a pile of waste near Kuala Lumpur, the packaging included Fairy dishwasher tablets, Yeo Valley yoghurt and Tesco Finest Crisps.  

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Posted By Sam

Recycling Roundup 29th October

Monday, 29 October 2018 09:01:11 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including East Suffolk county council are no longer accepting plastic bags and plastic food film as part of their collection, Coventry council have taken over the brown bin recycling across Nuneaton and Bedworth, and finally 6 Somerset councils are looking for new recycling contractors in preparation for its Recycle More progamme. 

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Michelle

Amazon Invests $10 Million in US Recycling Fund

Sunday, 28 October 2018 11:17:26 Europe/London

Amazon have announced plans that they are planning to introduce 2 new initiaves to reduce its carbon footprint, the corporate giant is planning to invest $10 million in the 'Closed Loop' fund and to install solar panels to help reduce their footprint by 6000 metric tonnes of co2 each year. 

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Posted By Adam

Should Manufacturers Be Taxed for Using Plastic

Saturday, 27 October 2018 11:09:59 Europe/London

There have been calls for firms who use plastic and other hard to recycle materials in their products to be taxed to help reduce the amount that goes to landfill.  Taxing firms would force companies to pass on costs to consumers which could discourage people from buying their products, which may in turn make them look at more environmentally friendly packaging.

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Posted By Michelle

Recycling Roundup 15th October

Thursday, 25 October 2018 09:28:36 Europe/London

This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories about environment bosses in Leeds have launched a campaign to get more people to recycle in the city centre, students in Cheltenham are becoming more and more angry that they have not had their recycling collected for 5 weeks, and finally, Tesco are preparing to trial reverse vending machines in some of their stores.  

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Posted in Recycling Roundup By Rosie

Could a 'Traffic Light System' Reduce Recycling Confusion

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 09:16:45 Europe/London

According to Suez, a simpler labelling system on packaging could be the key to get more people to recycle, after holding a workshop they found that consumers said this was the main reason they did not recycle more.  One of the ideas that they come up with was a traffic light system.  

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Posted By Sam

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