Monthly Archives: May 2013

Waitrose to cut packaging waste and increase recycling

08 May 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Supermarket giant Waitrose is looking to boost recycling rates and decrease waste rates through plans to cuts its packaging in half by 2016, reports packagingnews.co.uk. By making changes to its products, Waitrose hopes to save ‘about 100 metric tons’ of packaging each year. The width of the sleeves on the outside of the products has been [...]

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Bath council warns traders after piles of rubbish are put out at wrong time

03 May 2013 by Richard Towey in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Over 30 traders in Bath city centre have been urged to check their rubbish is being put out at the right time following recent complaints, reports thisisbath.co.uk. Bath and North East Somerset council was forced into conducting inspections around the area after residents voiced their concerns over waste cluttering the streets. After finding that many businesses were offloading [...]

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Labour explains latest recycling policy document

03 May 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Labour has spoken of its latest Resource Security Policy Review, which dictates – among other things – where the party would stand on recycling if it was successful in the 2015 General Election. Published last week, the eight-page document has been lambasted by some as being too light and not containing enough hard facts or [...]

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Scottish students bid to increase recycling amongst youngsters

01 May 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Students from an eco-friendly Scottish college have launched a campaign in the hope to encourage youngsters in the area to increase their recycling efforts, according to eveningtimes.co.uk. The ’Recycle on the Go’ scheme has been organised by students at Kilmarnock College and is being funded by Zero Waste Scotland as part of the Respect the Environment programme. Those [...]

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