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More materials now allowed in Epsom residents’ recycling bins

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

Residents of Epsom will now be allowed to add both cartons and plastics into their recycling bins, despite previously having to separate the two out.  That’s according to yourlocalguardian.co.uk, which confirmed that the two recyclable materials can now be placed in the same bin. The change is set to be introduced by September 2013 and residents […]

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Trafford Council says new food waste scheme is a success

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

Those at Trafford Council have hailed its new food waste recycling scheme a success. Councillors claim that they have had a positive response from residents in the area with regards to the new scheme, which was recently introduced in Davyhulme, Stretford, Dunham, Partington, Flixton and Urmston – plus parts of Sale and Timperley. The scheme […]

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New green glass initiative launched in Wellingborough town centre

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

A new glass recycling scheme has been launched for businesses operating in Wellingborough town centre, according to northants-news.co.uk. The free green initiative has been launched by the Wellingborough Business Improvement District (BID), which is run by social enterprise Think3e. The scheme has been put in place to try and up recycling rates of the material. It’s […]

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Leicester set for £3.5 million recycling centre

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

A former brickyard in Leicester is set to be transformed into a state of the art recycling centre, thisisleicestershire.co.uk reports. The local government has pledged to develop the old Gypsum Close brickworks as a £3.5 million waste and recycling plant. It will then supersede the existing site at Spinney Hills which is too small to […]

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Residents in Enfield argue against new recycling measures

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

Residents in Enfield have voiced their displeasure about new recycling measures that have been proposed according to thisislocallondon.co.uk The new scheme would see homeowners who put their rubbish in the wrong recycling bins lose their bins. The pilot scheme, which is due to be introduced by Enfield Borough Council next month, is said to be […]

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Minister praises waste sector’s role in rebuilding economy

28 Jun 2013 by Richard Towey in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The waste sector is playing a vital role in boosting the UK economy, but more needs to be done to divert bigger loads of recyclables from landfill.   This has been claimed Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), who was full of praise for the efforts of companies and councils in a reception for […]

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Glastonbury features 15,000 bins on-site

28 Jun 2013 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Revellers at this weekend’s Glastonbury event have 15,000 bins in which to dispose of their litter, reports independent.co.uk. The huge number of waste facilities is a telling of what a huge occasion the festival has become, but also about the efforts gone to in a bid to keep the site clean. In total, the clean-up operation […]

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National Autistic Society shares experiences of green shift

27 Jun 2013 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Effective communication via training and promotional material has formed the central part of the National Autistic Society’s (NAS’s) shift towards a greener future.  Speaking with businessgreen.com, NAS environment manager Gill Phillips highlighted how it is necessary to explain to staff why money is being spent on energy efficiency and recycling schemes, particularly in a charitable organisation. […]

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Food recyclers now free to use plastic bin liners

21 Jun 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Households in Daventry and Northampton have had their lives made easier after local councils agreed they can use plastic bags inside food recycling bins, daventryexpress.co.uk reports. Back when the Daventry District Council announced it would be collecting food waste, locals were urged to line their recycling bins with wither biodegradable bags or newspaper to help with […]

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Reasons for not recycling unearthed

21 Jun 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A survey undertaken by Tandridge District Council appears to have uncovered why some people are reluctant to recycle, silobreaker.com reports. In towns and cities around Britain, recycling volumes have increased and the amount of materials heading to landfill has dropped. Despite this, recycling volumes aren’t in danger of hitting 100 per cent any time soon, […]

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Essex residents recycling more

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

New figures show that recycling rates are up in Essex, according to dream100.com.   The latest statistics show that 52.6 per cent of rubbish in the area is now being placed into recycling bins. Not only that, but the amount of household waste overall has decreased. It has been calculated that over the last 12 months, […]

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Shopping vouchers to encourage recycling

05 Jun 2013 by Michael McFadyen in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Town hall chiefs have said that households should be given rewards for recycling, as local authorities could earn up to £1 billion from recyclable materials. The reward for using a recycling bin could range from shopping vouchers, to money to fund community projects in the local area. Birmingham Council already has a system whereby it rewards […]

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Councils urged to reward recycling residents

05 Jun 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Town Hall chiefs have called for the use of shopping vouchers to incentivise recycling rates around Britain, express.co.uk reports. After a number of local authorities posted savings that reached into the millions following successful recycling initiatives, the Local Government Association (LGA) has declared there is “wealth in waste”. In its most recent report, the Association has […]

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Edinburgh Council lobbied on recycling facilities

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

The City of Edinburgh Council may soon need to invest in new recycling bins as its existing facilities have been deemed insufficient, localuknews.co.uk reports. Recycling rates in Edinburgh have reached levels thought by some to, in fact, be “too good” after it emerged that more is being recycled than there is space to put it all. Furthermore, […]

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