A survey of over 6,000 people commissioned by WRAP and INCPEN (The Industry Council on Research on Packaging and the Environment) found that the British Public wants all food packaging to be made 100% recyclable, and for the standard to be the same no matter where you are in the country.
In this weeks' Recycling Roundup WRAP has announced that a £1 million grant will be made available to boost the recycling of business waste in England. Residents in Powys who want to use household waste and recycling facilities in Monmouthshire might be able to do so - if they’re willing to pay and the chief executives of Asda, Greggs and J Sainsbury will meet with the Environment Secretary Michael Gove to discuss concerns they have about recycling initiatives that they say will impose ‘unsustainable costs’ on an already struggling retail sector.
Welcome to our weekly advice column where we look at all things recycling and give you the answers you’re desperately seeking. This week a frequent flyer asks us for some advice about eco-tourism.
It’s festival season, and sure enough, the topic of recycling has reared its head like it does every year. The revellers that attend the average festival usually get a bad rap for leaving waste behind, and festival organisers have to do everything they can to keep it under control.
A report released by the waste reduction charity WRAP says there are eight plastic items that should be removed from shelves by the end of next year as part of the UK pledge to reduce the usage of single-use plastic.
Welcome to our weekly advice column where we look at all things recycling and give you the answers you’re desperately seeking. This week an avid recycler asks for some reassurance...
Nestle has launched a new recyclable paper snack bar wrapper that’s thought to be the first of its kind. The firm’s YES! snack bar range will be its first product to appear in the new packaging that’s made from sustainable coated paper.
In this weeks Recycling Roundup, Zero Waste Scotland has released figures showing a record amount of food waste was collected in 2017, residents in Great Blakenham in Ipswich have been given a free ice cream to make up for having to put up with an alarm that has been driving them mad over the past month and according to The Body Shop, the UK recycled 602,493 tonnes of plastic in 2017-18, and six of the top 10 best cities for recycling were in Wales.
Welcome to our weekly advice column where we look at all things recycling and give you the answers you’re desperately seeking. This week we throw a lifeline to a girl slowly drowning in a sea of plastic bags.
A Which? investigation looked at the packaging on 46 popular items from 11 supermarkets and found that the average amount of packaging that could actually be recycled was only 52%.