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.
This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories about Hartlepools new recycling facility is set to create 50 new jobs, a facility in North Finchley can no longer accept any plastics due to cutbacks and finally a waste and recycling company in London has been fined and a director jailed after the death of a worker.
A company that says it has the technology to turn plastics into oil wants to open a plant in the UK. It has said it has the ability to turn plastic waste into alternative fuels which can then be used to make new food-sage plastics.
What happens in your business when you get a new computer or scanner? Estimates say around 50million tonnes of e-waste will be produced in 2018 alone, with the 2 biggest culprits being China and the USA.
Recycling your old toothbrush is not usually high on anyones agenda but Colgate and TerraCycle have launching a joint recycling programme which is a free nationwide recycling scheme for orcal care and products.
Aluminium can recycling in Ireland has skyrocketed to 73%, up from 54% in 2016, Repak have reported that 7 out of every 10 cans in Ireland are now recycled. A big contributer to this was the launch of 'Every Can Counts' programme.
Plastic packaging from British recycling bins has been found dumped at illegal rubbish sites in Malaysia, the charity Unearthed revealed that UK branded packaging has been discarded on a pile of waste near Kuala Lumpur, the packaging included Fairy dishwasher tablets, Yeo Valley yoghurt and Tesco Finest Crisps.
This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including East Suffolk county council are no longer accepting plastic bags and plastic food film as part of their collection, Coventry council have taken over the brown bin recycling across Nuneaton and Bedworth, and finally 6 Somerset councils are looking for new recycling contractors in preparation for its Recycle More progamme.
Amazon have announced plans that they are planning to introduce 2 new initiaves to reduce its carbon footprint, the corporate giant is planning to invest $10 million in the 'Closed Loop' fund and to install solar panels to help reduce their footprint by 6000 metric tonnes of co2 each year.
There have been calls for firms who use plastic and other hard to recycle materials in their products to be taxed to help reduce the amount that goes to landfill. Taxing firms would force companies to pass on costs to consumers which could discourage people from buying their products, which may in turn make them look at more environmentally friendly packaging.