The UK waste management charity WasteAid UK is set to run a two year plastic recycling project in Gambia that is being funded by the government. The charity has been working in Africa since 2015 and since then has set up recycling centres in 27 communities.
This weeks Recycling Roundup features stories including a Scottish organic waste management company are planning to offer food waste collections, an app which tells people what packaging can be recycled has won an award in Norwich, and finally the owner of a recycling company has been jailed for dumping waste in an adandoned factory.
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.
More and more people are buying second hand goods at 'tip shops' that have been set up at waste and dump sites, one of these shops in Newport has rescued 21 tonnes of goods from ending up in landfill. The idea of these shops is to help those who cannot afford to buy brand new items from the high street.
A report has looked at recycling arcoss of the member states and has been forced ot issue warning to 14 nations who are in danger of missing the EU targets. That list includes Malta, Greece, and Cyrpus who are currently only recycling 20% of their waste compared to the targe of 50%.
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.