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.
This weeks recyclind roundup features stories including data collected from 264 councils regarding their waste collections and recycling, a new company in Greece that reward people for recycling and a new bin which helps segregate waste without the need for manual handling.
This weeks recycling news features some big news on the future of recycling batteries within the UK, a new partnership for PepsiCo in the US to help increase recycling rates across the country and a story about a scheme in Northern Ireland to help build, schools and health clinics in West Africa.
This weeks recycling roundup features a story coming from Birmingham City Council where they are sending tonnes of recycling to landfill just to clear rubbish from the street, all this was down to a dispute between the council and refuse collectors, which has now entered its 4th week.
The biggest story coming out of the news this week has been the controversy that has rised in Sheffield regarding Veolia. A leak in the system allegedly showed that the company diverted material that was intended for recycling ending up going to the incinerator.
Bridgend Council are still in the news this week but for all the wrong reasons, we covered it a couple of weeks ago and still residents are not happy with the service they are paying with, especially if their waste is containing used nappies,