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Coca Cola aims to improve UK recycling rate with new scheme

12 Aug 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has launched a campaign to try and boost recycling rates, according to foodbev.com. The ‘Don’t Waste. Create.’ campaign is set to be launched on Wednesday (August 14). The scheme is hoping to boost the UK’s recycling rates by rewarding those who reuse and recycle their plastic bottles. Those who do this will [...]

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Household recycling rates marginally improve

12 Aug 2013 by Joe Elvin in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Brits are recycling a higher proportion of their household waste, according to new figures. Statistics gathered by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) suggested that 43.6 per cent of waste is now put in recycling bins, up from 43 per cent this year before. The figures, based on the final quarter of 2012, show a slow and [...]

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Government urged to step up recycling efforts

12 Aug 2013 by Joe Elvin in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The government has been urged to step its efforts to improve recycling rates, in an open letter published by waste industry representatives. Bodies such as the Environmental Services Association (ESA), Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) claim that now is the time to accelerate recycling projects so that Britain [...]

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Waste sector returns to growth in Q2

09 Aug 2013 by Richard Towey in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The UK waste sector can now start to make a serious contribution to UK GDP after making its long-awaited return to growth in the second quarter. According to the latest Index of Production from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), waste sector output rose by three per cent from April-June 2013 compared with the first three months of the year. Mrw.co.uk [...]

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Councillors urge residents to give new recycling scheme a chance

07 Aug 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Councillors in Ashford have asked residents to give a new recycling scheme a chance, after receiving a barrage of complaints, according to bbc.co.uk. Recycling bosses at Ashford Borough Council said that there are bound to be “snags and hiccups” with the new scheme, however have asked residents to be patient. The new recycling measures came [...]

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Cardiff waste energy project gets government backing

07 Aug 2013 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The Welsh government has confirmed that a quarter of the Prosiect Gwyrdd incinerator’s required funding has been secured, reports resource.uk.com. This represents more than £105 million over the course of 25 years and shows the support for the project, which will create energy from waste at Trident Park in Cardiff. It is all but agreed that Viridor [...]

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More Selby residents recycling, says council

06 Aug 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Selby District Council is celebrating the success of its kerbside recycling collections after figures show that more residents in the area are using the service. According to the latest statistics, residents achieved a 43.26 per cent recycling rate for 2012-13. This compared to 43.11 per cent the previous year. The council has also reported that [...]

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Scottish council bids to boost food recycling

05 Aug 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A Scottish council is bidding to boost food recycling by introducing a new scheme, according to carricktoday.co.uk. South Ayrshire Council, which covers 32 council areas of Scotland, will introduce the scheme to the Ayr, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick and Troon areas. A total of 42,000 ‘caddies’ will be sent out to the properties in those areas. [...]

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Isle of Wight ropes in AMEC to help recycling drive

30 Jul 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The Isle of Wight Council has called on the help of an engineering project management company to help boost recycling rates on the Island, environment-analyst.com reports. The Council has already pledged to boost the volume of waste that finds its way into recycling bins from the current level of 28 per cent up closer to 60 per [...]

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Swansea council launches food recycling campaign

30 Jul 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Swansea Council has announced that it is to introduce a food recycling campaign, according to swanseasound.co.uk. The move comes after statistics revealed that homeowners in the area were wasting up to £680 each year by throwing away food. The campaign is trying to encourage more people in the area to take part in the council’s weekly [...]

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World-renowned orchestra delivers recycling message in Derbyshire school

29 Jul 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

One of the world’s most famous orchestras played to a packed school in order to deliver a message about recycling, newsuk24.com reports.     The Hallé Orchestra attended Heritage High School in Clowne to deliver a unique performance that had recycling at its heart. It was the culmination of around a year’s work which saw Hallé [...]

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Organic recycling firm reaches major milestone

25 Jul 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

An organic recycling firm in Scotland has reached a major milestone by processing 20,000 tonnes of food waste, according to aberdeenbusinessnews.co.uk. Keenan Recycling, based in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, has recycled this extraordinary amount of waste in just three years, since it started collecting waste businesses in the area on July 28th, 2010. It means that [...]

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Jersey beaches to be provided with recycling bins

23 Jul 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Beaches in Jersey have been kitted out with recycling bins for the first time, channelonline.tv reports. Eight of Jersey’s most popular beaches have the new bins in a bid to boost recycling levels on the island – but also seeking to leave the areas much cleaner for locals and tourists alike. The first roll-out will [...]

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