This weeks recycling roundup includes stories about a recycling business which has secured new funding, the company specialises in turning household waste into fuel. Copeland council have taking the residents into consideration and are not offering free lids for their recycling boxes and finally, a council in melbourne has been criticised for going through residents rubbish.
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This weeks edition of Recycling Roundup features stories include a fine for a recycling company in Sussex after an explosion, Chiltern Railways are the first train operator to recycle coffee cups and beach cleans in Jersey have gained support from a company which turns waste into reusable materials.
This weeks Recycling Roundup contains stories including residents in Ealing can now use an app for information on recycling in their local area, staff at Oxfordshire's household recycling centre being given body cameras to help tackle abuse they are given from customers and finally residents in Shropshire have been complaining to the council because they have not been given lids for their recycling boxes.
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.