Monthly Archives: November 2012

Leicestershire council to use comics for recycling promotion

30 Nov 2012 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Streets in Leicestershire could appear in a specially-made comic detailing the amount of rubbish they manage to recycle, newsrt.co.uk reports. Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is in the process of collecting data on the volume of recycling each street within its remit produces, with the results set to make up a comic book which will […]

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Five top tips for getting kids recycling

29 Nov 2012 by admin in categories recycling bin | Be the first to comment here.

Five top tips for getting kids recycling Getting kids to recycle is essential to make sure they know how important it is and to get them in good habits for the future. Here are some top tips on getting your kids recycling: 1. Education is the best way to encourage kids to recycle. Make sure […]

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Parliament agrees to increase recycling targets for waste packaging

29 Nov 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The government has increased its recycling targets for waste packaging – they will begin in January 2013, reports link2portal.com. The new targets will affect nearly every kind of material used in UK packaging – including plastics, aluminium, glass and steel materials – and are replacing existing packaging recycling legislation, which expires at the end of this year. […]

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Recycling best-practice, not charging cash, could solve carrier bag debacle

28 Nov 2012 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Simply re-using or recycling carrier bags could help the environment – according to a number of trade authorities which vehemently oppose proposals to add mandatory charges on bags, cites irishpackaging.com. Reported in full by packagingnews.co.uk, a number of high-profile associations – the Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA), the Packaging and Films Association (Pafa), the Confederation of Paper Industries […]

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Chipping Norton finally given green light on recycling facility

26 Nov 2012 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Town planners have given the go ahead for a new recycling facility in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, westoxon.gov.uk reports. Councillors agreed to a planning application which outlined developments to the Greystones site on Burford Road, with only minor amendments made to the initial proposals. It is hoped the new addition will save local residents from having to make the […]

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Nottingham recycling levels fall

23 Nov 2012 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Levels of recycling in Nottingham have fallen for the first time in six years, according to new government figures cited by nottinghamshire-news.co.uk. Government funding cuts have been cited as one of the reasons household waste recycling fell to 33.2 per cent in 2011-12, reported thisisnottingham.co.uk – down from 37.3 per cent the previous year. Furthermore, the […]

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Cornwall trials ‘seagull proof’ bin bags

20 Nov 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Cornwall Council is celebrating a degree of success against the bothersome local seagull population after unveiling a new bin bag. The council has been trialling the use of woven polypropylene and hessian sacks in place of regular bin bags to help stem the frequency of gull attacks against regular household and recycle bin rubbish. According to […]

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Scottish area to trial food recycling

16 Nov 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A Scottish area is set to trial a weekly food recycling system. Each household in the Clydebank area of West Dunbartonshire will receive a small kitchen recycling bin, as well as compostable liners in which to store their food waste. What’s more, a 140-litre communal food waste bin will be placed at the back of […]

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Contents of Britain’s recycling bins ‘too dirty’ for China to handle

14 Nov 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Britain could be swamped under a “plastics mountain” should China stop processing the nation’s waste sent for recycling. That’s the warning coming from a major waste reprocessor, Linpac Recycling, which has raised concerns after hearing China is no longer willing to accept low-grade or “contaminated” plastics from the UK. Dailymail.co.uk reports that historically, China has […]

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Recyclebank scheme sees recycling rates soar

13 Nov 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A scheme that awards participants with points has seen recycling rates soar. The Recyclebank scheme, which has been running the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM), gives members points when they recycle properly, which they can redeem against a number of goods and services. The new scheme has seen the recycling rate in the area […]

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Europe exceeds plastic reycling goals

07 Nov 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Europe has beaten its plastic recycling goals, according to reports. The EU set a minimum requirement for 22.5 per cent of all plastic to be recycled in 2011, however a new report states that the EU beat this by recycling 33.6 per cent of these materials. All countries in the EU exceeded the minimum requirements […]

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Students invited to dispel myths around drinks can recycling

07 Nov 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Students across Britain are being challenged to dispel common myths about drinks can recycling in a new competition backed by the British Film Institute (BFI). Can Makers, the can recycling trade body, is inviting creative-types to produce a video clip centred on the theme of ‘Myth Busting – what happens to your drinks can when […]

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Schoolchildren inspired to recycle by rapping robot

06 Nov 2012 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A rapping robot named Recycler is helping to inspire children to recycle more. The little robotic helper raps and sings about the importance of using recycling services, as well as giving a speech about the three Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle – at schools, reported newsshopper.co.uk. Recycler has just made appearances in several schools in […]

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Preparations for European waste reduction week get underway

05 Nov 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Councils across Britain are gearing up for this year’s fourth annual European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), according to letsrecycle.com. More than 25 countries across the European Union (EU) will take part in the waste reduction week, which runs from November 17th – 25th. However, while some local authorities might concentrate on raising local awareness about making […]

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