Halloween is ever increasing in popularity, which means an increase in parties, decorations and getting dressed up, despite all this you can still cut down on your waste and recycle more.
Tesco have started to trial the reverse vending machines in some of their stores to encourage their customers to recycle plastic bottles. The first machine went operational last month and gives customers 10p for every bottle they deposit in one go.
After a protest from the public, Walkers have now introduced a nationwide scheme for recycling crisp packets. This all started after campaigners started attaching freepost lables to the back of crisp packets and sending them back. The scheme will help enourage customers to drop their empty crisp packets at public collection points.
Hovis are going to be introducing clearer labelling to make customers aware that it's bread bags are 100% recyclable and encourage customer to recycle them after use. The new labelling is just another step the company is taking to reduce its environmental footprint.
A company that is working on innovating ways to recycle takeaway cups has won an entrepeneurs award. They use a technique which heats the cup to a very high temperature in the absence of oxygen, this can then be broken down into gas and bio-oil to produce energy.
This weeks Recycling Roundup includes stories of a keen 5 year old recycling campaigner is the new star of a Wigan council recycling campaign, the plastics charity Recoup the consfusion behind plastics packaging is down the the budget cuts are local authorities, and finally the recycling minister has said that household recycling rates are collapsing.
The biggest challenge we face when it comes to recycling car batteries is the emergence of electric cars and hybrids, these cars use lithium ion batteries which are more complex and could be more hazardous than the standard car batteries. Some companies are trying to lead the way to find viable solutions for disposal of these new batteries.
Sheffield council said it had the best recycling rates in South Yorkshire, but they have been criticised for the introduction of brown recycling bins that are going to replace the blue recycling boxes due to the fact they wont be accepting all plastic items, this includes yoghurt pots, carrier bags and margarine tubs.
Coca Cola Europe has laumched a new marketing campaign aimed at encouraging people to recycle their empty drinks bottles and offering a reward when they do so. Also during recycle week, Coca Cola will take over Picadilly lights and encourage passers by to recycle their plastic bottles once they have finished their drink.
H&M's charitible arm the H&M Foundation has opened a textile recycling plant in a bid to be a circular company by 2030. The Hong Kong facility will use hydrothermal recycling technology which is used to separate materials like cotton and polyester.