Tagged with 'recycling'

Recycling Roundup 24th June

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories about the UK's latest aluminium can recycling rates, residents in Cheltenham being assured that their recyclables are not going to landfill and new recycling collections are coming to East Sussex.

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Recycling Roundup 10th June

Residents in Telford and Wrekin will soon be able to recycle their food waste when a new kerbside collection service starts in September. The service will be run by Veolia, and the collected waste will be turned into fertiliser and energy. Each household will be given a kitchen caddy for their food waste and a larger caddy which can be kept outside and put out for collection each week.

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Recycling Roundup 27th May

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories about a persistent fly-tipper, a rather grim discovery in a rubbish tip that turned out to be a doctor's training skeleton and residents in Lancashire are going to see changes in plastic recycling.

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Paper Cup Recycling Scheme Launched at Bristol Airport

A paper cup recycling scheme has been launched at Bristol Airport in a bid to reduce waste. The airport launched the scheme in partnership with SWRnewstar, the company that supplies its catering and waste management services. The company say that the scheme will make it easy as possible for passengers to recycle their paper cups.

 

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Has This Recycling Company Solved the Welsh Nappy Problem?

Over 200 million soiled nappies are discarded in Welsh rubbish bins each year, and this equates to 10% of black bag waste. The sheer amount of discarded nappies has proven to be a headache for councils who have been told that they must recycle 60% of their waste by 2020, or face hefty fines. But one recycling company is taking the initiative, and recycling them into new items like pin boards and insulation.

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Recycling Roundup 22nd April

This weeks Recycling Roundup features news about recycling centres in Surrey that will not be able to accept waste wood from June when new charges are introduced, due to a lack of payment points. A mountain of unwanted brown bins has appeared at a recycling centre after thousands of residents in Midlothian refused to sign up for a paid garden waste collection service and changes are coming to waste and recycling services in Pembrokeshire.

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Supermarkets Get Serious About Recycling

In recent years some supermarkets have been making strides towards reducing their impact on the environment, they are realising now that if they want to build customer loyalty they need to show that they care about the issues their customers care about.

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Why Crushing Cans Can Make Them Harder to Recycle

A director at the Aluminum Association in the US has warned about the crushing of cans before being recycled, the machinery sorts materials by type and shape so if a can is crushed it may not recognise it and will push it into the non recyclable pile which ends up at landfill or incineration.  

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Recycling Roundup 18th March

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a new recycling centre has opened in Peterborough to help decling recycling rates, residents who live near an energy recovery centre after concerns were raised about the noise from the vehicles, and finally a council in Ireland has been criticised after it sent out an Irish language leaflet about recycling to residents who's first language is not Gaelic

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Recycling Roundup 1st April

This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a new purple wheelie bin called Poppy is teaching people across Ayrshire about new wheelie bins being rolled out, a free recycling point has been installed as East Cambrideshire's District Council offices to encourage the recycling of crisp and sweet packets, and finally an engineer is using discarded glass and gin bottles to create gifts.

 

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