Stories this week include looking at the waste management statistics in Northern Ireland, carpet recycling is up by 42% according to Carpet Recycling UK, and lastly, residents in Cumbria are soon to be able to recycle card and plastics.
Some of the stories originating this week include Gosport Council joining forces with Huhtamaki to pilot a coffee cup collection and recycling service, a story showing that kerbside collections are having a positive effect and figures in Colchester are set to exceed expectations.
Stories that have appeared in the news this week included an Essex campaign which wants to reinforce clothes and textiles recycling, the founder of Dorset Reclaim has given his voice on the problem on what happens to plastics in the country and the third story which recycling bossed do not believe that UK can handle the amount of plastic it generates.
This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a recycling centre in North Yorkshire opening up for an extra day over the festive period, residents in some districts of Kent having an increase of food recycling and South Northamptonshire Council being ranked 8th in the country for recycling.
A brand new recycling service in Bath and North East Somerset has seen levels of recycling in the area rocket, since the new service started on the 6th November an extra 10 tonnes of rubbish have been collected on each day. The new service has proven so popular that the council have had to hire more staff to distribute boxes.
With a focus on councils trying to save money, a council in North East Lincolnshire hope to save £430,000 by reducing the collection frequency to align with 75% of councils already, they have found an extra 20 tonnes of recycling were collected when a new fortnightly collection started.
A non-profit organisation in San Franciso called Scrap are saving materials destined for landfill and donating them to schools for arts and crafts projects. Founded in 1976, the company's director said that they are currently managing to divert over 250 tonnes of materials.
This weeks recycling roundup features a story originating from Bristol where Bristol Waste has been refusing to collect recycling boxes if they are 'contaminated', they have hit back saying their policy states they are not obliged to collect recycing boxes if they contain broken glass, nappies, needles or pet waste, sometimes this leaves residents not having their recycling collected for weeks.
To encourage residents to recycle, Havering have introduced a recycling roadshow which has been set up in the town's marketplace and a local Tesco as part of Recycling Week with the message that recycling can benefit the planet, this is just one of the stories featured in this weeks recycling roundup.
This weeks roundup features a story from the Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group saying that it is striding towards its goal of ensuring that the majority of UK retailers will have facilities for recycling paper cups by 2020.