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 .
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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.
There are quite a few projects around at the moment which aim to help protect our planet for the future, this includes powering the Notting Hill Carnival venues and Lego introducing a plant based plastic which is far more easily recycled.
Some of the UK's biggest theme parks are offering visitors a great incentive to their visitors to recycle their plastic bottles, customers will see a half price discount when they recycle a 500 ml plastic bottle. Merlin Entertainments, the owner of the attractions has joined forces with Coca Cola to offer customers better incentives for recycling.
Morrisons have started selling their fresh product in brown paper bags instead of the traditional plastic ones, the 4th largest supermarket estimates the switch would result in 150 million fewer paper bags each year. The supermarket also encourages customers to bring their own containers in and they will get extra loyalty points if they do.
Recycling lives has won a Queen's Award for the third time, the award is the highest award that can be given to UK businesses for international trade. This time the award was given for processing waste for businesses like John Lewis and BT and recovring metal and plastics for recycling.
The South Tyne and Wear Waste Management Partnership is launching a new recycling campaign to help raise awareness of e-waste and batteries, their campaign is geared towards engaging people in recycling their WEEE responsibly.
March 18th is the first ever Global Recycling Day, it aims to highlight that recycling is one of the biggest tools to help tackle climate change. You can get involved by signing the petition using the link in the article or join the debate on social media.
Lightbulbs are essential to our homes and businesses, in recent years they have changed from the incandescent bulbs which are now banned to low energe and LED bulbs, but with this change comes the challenge of recycling. In 2016 6000 tonnes of lamps were collected and recycled with only 1% being LED lamps.
Although most businesses have made the move from paper to storing everything digitally but there are still some companies which prefer to maintain paper files. Around 99% of shredded paper is recycled but also helps keep sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. Every tonne of paper that is recycled, 4 barrels of oil are saved which on average can power a hoke for 6 months.