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Think We Pioneered Recycling? Think Again

The drive for recycling is not a new concept, it dates back as early as our ancestors were repairing, recycling and reusing materials.  People often made small flint tools from old axes and ground down ceramics to new pots and materials for houses.  

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Will Brexit Affect Recycling in the UK?

Since we announced we were leaving the EU, Brexit has been on the news on a daily basis, but will recycling be affected when it does happen?  Most of the UK's recycling rates has been down to the EU legislation with the UK currently at 44% but this was set to rise to 65% by 2030.  

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Veolia Opens Up Community Fund

Veolia has announced that the community fund for 2019-2020 is now open for applications.  Various organisations can apply for a share of the £115,000 to help encourage recycling, reducing household waste or prevent carbon emissions. 

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One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

More and more people are buying second hand goods at 'tip shops' that have been set up at waste and dump sites, one of these shops in Newport has rescued 21 tonnes of goods from ending up in landfill.  The idea of these shops is to help those who cannot afford to buy brand new items from the high street.

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Europe's Worst Recyclers Set to Miss EU Targets

A report has looked at recycling arcoss of the member states and has been forced ot issue warning to 14 nations who are in danger of missing the EU targets.  That list includes Malta, Greece, and Cyrpus who are currently only recycling 20% of their waste compared to the targe of 50%.

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Pringles Introduces Recycling Scheme for its Packaging

Following in the footsteps of Walker's, Pringles have introduced a recycling scheme for its packaging, from December consumers will be able to recycle the cans.  In the past Pringles have been criticised due to the complex construction of the cans made it almost impossible to recycle.  

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