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.
The UK waste management charity WasteAid UK is set to run a two year plastic recycling project in Gambia that is being funded by the government. The charity has been working in Africa since 2015 and since then has set up recycling centres in 27 communities.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.