Big companies are increasingly offering incentives to help reduce waste and recycle more, these incentives often include freebies, discounts and loyalty points. All this seems great however a lot of people are not aware that these incentives even exist.
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After carrying out some consumer research the plastics recycling charity recoup has found that the key to the Deposit Return Scheme is convenience, 56% of consumers said they either wouldn't travel more than a mile to empty their containers and only 14% of said they would be willing to travel more than 3 miles.
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.
Havering Borough Council are preparing to withdraw from the London Green Points Recycling Scheme, they are urging residents to redeem any rewards they have accumulated before October. The council were awarded funding for a 5 year scheme, with it now coming to an end, there is no evidence of any more funding awarded to carry this scheme on.
£15,000 has been dontated to charities through the reclaiming and recycling of metal from a crematorium in Bath, this includes medical pins, plates, wires and screws. These items are recycled through a national recycling scheme, the money is then distributed to charities.
Suez, who are one of the biggest UK waste firms have given their opinion which they say would increase recycling rates, they carried out a waste and recycling survey to find that crisp packets, sweet wrappers and fast food wrapper are the main culprits of litter. They want to introduce a 'Pay as you Throw' scheme where waste is weighed on collection whilst recycling will remain free.
Resource London and Peabdody have joined forces to look at barriers to recycling in flats in urban areas to see if they can increase the recycling rates in London. 37% of London residential accommodations are made up of flats and it has shown that residents that live in flats recycle half as much waste as people living in houses, despite raising from 32% to 33% it is still below the nationwide rate of 44%.
Despite the ongoing rumblings about the deposit return scheme, a parliamentary committee has heard that it may not increase recycling rates, it has revealed there is no real evidence that it would have a dramatic effect in the UK and one of the alternative ideas is to encourage plastic manufacturers of packaging to contribute financially towards recycling projects.
The supermarket sector is a very competitive market when it comes to sales, but sustainability is where supermarkets like to excel. Asda, who are one of the largest in the UK have set some pretty high targets for themselves including the creation of zero waste. With their scheme, since 2005 Asda have managed to to reduce their energy use by 33% and their newer stores by 45%.