The recycling provider is introducing a free glass waste collection service for businesses in the vehicle industry. The company said it is aiming to remove the burden from businesses who are reluctant or unable to recycle.
This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a new nationwide contact lense recycling scheme being launched, a clothes recycling bank is being removed from a retail park after a spate of flytipping around christmas time, and finally a Co-op in Ipswich is raising awareness around the towns kerbside recycling.
The fact that we are recycling more is great for the environment, however do we think of the toll it takes on the collectors body on a daily basis. Research has shown that it is having a detrimental effect on binmen's backs, so is it time to ban the recycling boxes and offer an alternative?
The plastics reprocessing copmpany Recycling Technologies has announced that it is joining forces with Swindon Council to develop an advanced plastics recycling facility which will be the first of its kind in England.
LG Electronics USA have been recognised by the US EPA for leading the way in responsible electronics recycling leadership, mainly for the collection of a large amount of electronic items and sending them to a third party for recycling.
The drive for recycling is not a new concept, it dates back as early as our ancestors were repairing, recycling and reusing materials. People often made small flint tools from old axes and ground down ceramics to new pots and materials for houses.
Tetra Pak and Veolia have joined forces to make sure that all parts of the used drinks cartons in the EU can be recycled by the year 2025, the recycling director at Tetra Pak said that every material in these cartons can be recycled .
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.
This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a recycling company in Kent has renewed its commitment to support a charity's green travel and road safety work, scientists say you can help save endangered gorillas by recycling old mobile phones, and finally Peterborough city council have had to apologise for offending residents with stickers on their wheelie bins.
Since we announced we were leaving the EU, Brexit has been on the news on a daily basis, but will recycling be affected when it does happen? Most of the UK's recycling rates has been down to the EU legislation with the UK currently at 44% but this was set to rise to 65% by 2030.