Lidl is going to be removing all of its large 9p reusable bags from all of the Welsh stores to help reduce the plastic pollution, it will affect all 54 stores across Wales and it is estimated that it will save around 150 tonnes of plastic per year.
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Since 1992 around 72% of the world's plastic waste has ended up in China and Hong Kong, but with China banning the importation of recycling, what are the ramifications of this?
Recycling experts are saying that a lot of unrecyclable material is getting put in to recycling bins which is then driving the cost up during the recycling process. This was shown when China banned the importation of plastic waste, because they were receiving so many loads that were contaminated.
Veolia has announced that the community fund for 2019-2020 is now open for applications. Various organisations can apply for a share of the £115,000 to help encourage recycling, reducing household waste or prevent carbon emissions.
Severn Trent has branched out and bought a food waste recycling company called Agrivert. Agrivert produces energy from food waste and was bought as part of its Green Power Business, and they say that renewable energy is of strategic importance to them and the country as a whole.
According to WRAP, 25% of the waste produced in England is produced by businesses, you may recycle everything at home but do you do the same whilst at work? One of the first things to do if you do not already have one is to find a contractor to collect your recycling who are registered with the Environment Agency.
Residents on a street in Sheffield ended up taking their own recycling bins to the depot claiming they were fed up with waiting for them to be emptied, they claim their recycling hasn't been emptied for over 18 months despite contacting the council and waste company numerous times
Bristol Council have been criticised for their decision top introduce an additional recycling box following a review into the collection strategy. The result of the report now says that the general waste colletion shall change to every 3 weeks to cut down on the amount going to the incinerator.
Recycling, composting and the reusing of waste in Scotland has risen to above 60% for the first time, the government is pleased the country is striding towards their target of 70% by 2025. The chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland has said they are happy with Scotland making progress towards a circular economy and have acknowledged the work done by councils and other agencies.
With the recent good weather, a lot of people are trying to spruce up their garden and for residents in East Devon a green waste collection is going to be introduced to help with garden waste. The new service costs £48 for the year with an introductory offer of a free 240 litre wheelie bin, which will cost £20 extra in the future.