Since 1992 around 72% of the world's plastic waste has ended up in China and Hong Kong, but with China banning the importation of recycling, what are the ramifications of this?
One of the largest retail property owners in the UK is set to pilot a textile recycling scheme where people can recycling their old clothes by dropping them off at a shopping centre in Oxford.
Local authorities can boost their recycling rates by over 1% and save over £450k in waste disposal if they introduced a bulky waste collection service. Figures by WRAP suggest that 50% of goods that are taken to the recycling centre could be reused.
There have been calls for clothing brands and retailers to pay a penny on each item they sell to fund a clothing recycling scheme, MP's say that 'fast fashion' contributes to global warming, water pollution and air pollution.
The recycling provider is introducing a free glass waste collection service for businesses in the vehicle industry. The company said it is aiming to remove the burden from businesses who are reluctant or unable to recycle.
The fact that we are recycling more is great for the environment, however do we think of the toll it takes on the collectors body on a daily basis. Research has shown that it is having a detrimental effect on binmen's backs, so is it time to ban the recycling boxes and offer an alternative?
The plastics reprocessing copmpany Recycling Technologies has announced that it is joining forces with Swindon Council to develop an advanced plastics recycling facility which will be the first of its kind in England.
LG Electronics USA have been recognised by the US EPA for leading the way in responsible electronics recycling leadership, mainly for the collection of a large amount of electronic items and sending them to a third party for recycling.
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.
Tetra Pak and Veolia have joined forces to make sure that all parts of the used drinks cartons in the EU can be recycled by the year 2025, the recycling director at Tetra Pak said that every material in these cartons can be recycled .