In this weeks edition of Reycling Roundup we feature one of the biggest stories to originate from last week, a new plant in West Bromwich has opened up which enables the site the facility to recycle, nappies as well as feminie hygiene products, which when in landfill can take up to 500 years to degrade naturally
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One of the main stories this week features a new recycling scheme that according to residents is not working and because of this there is rubbish piling up on the streets, one resident even took to social media to post a picture of her uncollected food waste caddy containing maggots.
One of the most covered stories over the recent weeks is regarding councils making waste collection changes, most have been met with unhappy residents, but in some cases it works out for the better. East Devon had a new weekly recycling scheme introduced which then led their general waste bin being collected every 3weeks, as a result their recycling went up to 59% from 44%.
Recycling is important in Japan, with a large population and little lady, there isn't much option so there is no wonder that Japan currently recycles around 50% of waste, and one of the ways this is achieved is making laws regarding recycling. Tourists are not exempt from the recycling laws.
One of the biggest stories that appeared this week came from Wales, Wales have a high recycling rate and threatened to fine any councils which did not meet this targets and 3 councils failed to do so. However on this occasion they refused to fine the local councils which has drawn some criticsm.
In the recycling news this week we take a look at 2 big stories, 1 which includes the potential danger batteries can cause when they are not recycled correctly, and the other looks at the coffee company Nespresso and how they are trialing a pod recycling scheme when you sign up the Nespresso Club.
This weeks recycling news takes features a story on a zoo starting a mobile phone recycling scheme to help highlight the problem of small e-waste on the environment, and a Hull recycling centre which is going to be closed for 2 days a week despite there being an increase of flytipping.
Qatar is one of the fastest growing economies in the world mainly due to the natural oil resources, with an ever increasing population the 3 landfills in Qatar will be filling up rapidly. One reason for this is the country's recycing rate is at a low 8%, to combat this, a recycling centre has been created, but reluctance and funding could cause issues.