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Campaign launched in Kent to highlight value of metal recycling

31 Oct 2012 by Elizabeth Smythe in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The importance of recycling metal packaging is being emphasised to residents in Kent through a new campaign, waste-management-world.com reports. MetalMatters aims to educate homeowners about what happens to the tins, foil packs and aluminium spray cans that are recycled, in an attempt to encourage greater numbers to dispose of them correctly via their kitchen recycling bins [...]

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Employees can play a key role in office sustainability drives

31 Oct 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Company employees have a key role to play in facilitating office sustainability drives. That’s according to Rodolphe d’Arjuzon, global head of research for Verdantix, an analyst firm specialising in energy, the environment and sustainability challenges. Writing for guardian.co.uk‘s Professional Network, Mr d’Arjuzon says that while sustainability measures might still be a talking point at executive level, putting them [...]

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Compulsory recycling to be introduced to Croydon

30 Oct 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

It has been revealed that Croydon council is to introduce a compulsory recycling scheme next year, reports thisiscroydontoday.co.uk. Residents in the area who breach the new rules will have their recycling bins inspected in the few weeks after. If no improvement is seen, then they may face a fine of £80. The Council said the [...]

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Plastic bottle recycling figure exceeds 50 per cent

26 Oct 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Figures released this week show that 52 per cent of all plastic bottles are now recycled, reports resource.uk.com. The statistics were revealed by plastic recycling company Recoup, which announced the figure at its annual meeting. It means 306,000 tonnes – or 6.7 million bottles – were placed into recycling bins in 2011. Stuart Foster, Recoup’s [...]

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Recycling of black trays on the horizon

26 Oct 2012 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Consumers may soon be able to recycle the black plastic trays used by food manufacturers. Danish packaging firm Faerch Plast has broken new ground by devising a form of black crystalline polyethylene (CPET) that near infrared (NIR) sensors can pick out and separate at recycling centres, reported edie.net. Jesper Emil Jensen, senior manager at the [...]

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Marks & Spencer to turn waste into power

24 Oct 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

High-street retailer Marks & Spencer is to turn its food waste into power under a deal with the company’s waste management partner. Businessgreen.com reports that the green energy created by M&S’ food waste will be enough to power more than 30 of its stores nationwide. However, while M&S stores up and down the county will be [...]

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Natwest in Slough fined for not clearing rubbish

19 Oct 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

It has been revealed today that the Slough branch of Natwest has been fined for not clearing their waste, according to sloughobserver.co.uk. The banking giant has been hit with a fine by Slough Borough Council for dumping waste behind its Farnham Road branch. The Council took action after dumped rubbish, that should have been placed in waste [...]

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Redcar and Cleveland to upgrade recycling bin facilities

18 Oct 2012 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Officials in Redcar and Cleveland have provided local residents with a third wheelie bin each, which it is hoped will boost recycling in the area, thefreelibrary.com reports. The £1.5 million recycling drive, put in place after a successful trial, could generate savings of £252,476 per year and improve recycling in the area by up to [...]

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Global e-waste to almost double in next five years

17 Oct 2012 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A new report suggests the world markets in e-waste and e-waste component recycling are set to almost double over the next five years, reports mrw.co.uk. A study from business consultancy Transparency Market Research believes the recycling of end-of-life electronics – such as computers, tablets, monitors and smartphones – is expected to be worth over $18.2 [...]

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Brighton and Hove Council says no to seagull cull

08 Oct 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Brighton and Hove Council has ruled out seagull-culling as an option for waste reduction. It has been trying to come up with new ideas regarding the area’s waste, however has said that getting rid of the gulls wouldn’t be considered an option. Instead, it will advise local residents about how to stop the birds from [...]

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Dorset rubbish bins installed with microchips

05 Oct 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Thousands of rubbish and recycling bins in Dorset have been installed with microchips, it has been revealed. The devices have been added so that it is easily known which bins belong to what properties. It is thought that the chips will gradually be added to bins throughout the country between now and 2015. Dorset Waste Partnership, [...]

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Coke recycles 10.5m bottles from London 2012 Games

03 Oct 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Coca-cola has announced that it will be recycling 10.5 million bottles that were used throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games, reports foodmanufacture.co.uk. It will use these bottles in the production of new bottle stock. The drinks giant said it is carrying out the process to aid the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). The organization wanted to deliver [...]

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Harborough Council opts for new, simpler recycling plan

03 Oct 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Harborough District Council in Leicestershire is binning a failing recycling scheme in favour of a newer, simpler approach. Thisisleceistershire.co.uk writes that the council is to get rid of a complicated system that formerly required residents to use three separate recycling bins for their salvageable waste. Instead it will introduce a singular blue-topped bin that is [...]

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Bag scheme has ‘revolutionised’ Leicester recycling

02 Oct 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Recycling rates in Leicester have increased by over double this year thisisleicestershire.co.uk reports. The Council has said that in the last 12 months, 16,000 tonnes of rubbish was collected from kerbs and and transferred into recycling bins – almost double what was recycled in the previous year. This means that the city’s recycling rate is [...]

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