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Lewes aims to reverse poor recycling record

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

Lewes District Council has announced it is to roll out a new food recycling service to combat its unenviable landfill records, lewes.gov.uk reports. Local councillors have unveiled rather ambitious plans to double the amount of food recycling in their area over the course of just 12 months. A large-scale scheme such as this was desperately needed, however, as the district currently has [...]

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Co-op revises zero food waste goal

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

The Co-operative Group has revised its goal of sending zero food waste to landfill after rolling out a recycling scheme to over 2,800 stores across Britain. Environmentalleader.com reports that the group had been expected to divert all food-store waste from landfill by the end of the year, but company directors now believe July is a [...]

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Half of Welsh councils met recycling targets early

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

Many Welsh councils have met or surpassed statutory recycling targets which have been set, according to letsrecycle.com.   According to statistics released by the Welsh government, over half of Welsh councils have met or beaten the first statutory target of 52 per cent of rubbish placed in recycling bins by 2012/13. The targets are part of the [...]

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Coca-Cola announces research into recycling habits

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

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has announced it is to fund pioneering research into consumer behaviour for recycling, greenwisebusiness.co.uk reports. The manufacturer has long sought to reduce its own carbon footprint, having recently imposed a target on itself to reduce carbon emissions a third by 2010. It has since reduced the volume of water needed to make each [...]

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New recycling mascot revealed by Harlow Council

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

A new recycling mascot has been revealed by Harlow Council. Cuddly mascot Reece Icle will now be the face of recyclable rubbish in the Essex area. The mascot was designed by ten-year-old Nisha Ramaphal of William Martin School who won a competition to design the character which was launched by the council last October. It [...]

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Students urge Derby council to keep recycling collections

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

Students from the University of Derby are trying to convince councillors to not stop recycling in many of the city’s areas. Derby Council had been planning to stop recycling bin collection on 140 city streets across the city. These included parts of Abbey, Arboretum, Mackworth and Normanton wards. The council had argued that many people, [...]

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Beverage carton recycling to be boosted by new facility

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

New figures reveal that half of UK local authorities now offer kerbside recycling of beverage cartons, marking a 12-fold increase from 2006. According to foodmanufacture.co.uk, a decision by Ceredigion County Council to add cartons to its collection of kerbside recycling bins means that 203 out of 406 local authorities now offer such a service. These figures [...]

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Grocery retailers commit to waste action

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

A number of big-name retailers have signed up to ‘challenging’ new targets for cutting food waste in the supply chain and at home, reports freshbusinessthinking.com. Under the third phase of the Courtauld Commitment, all major grocery retailers have agreed to work towards three new environmental goals, including a desire to reduce household food waste by [...]

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Extensive recycling scheme launched by ScotRail

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

An extensive recycling scheme has been launched by ScotRail. The new scheme will see the organisation install recycling bins at 19 of its stations across Scotland. The measures have been made possible thanks to a £37,000 grant from Zero Waste Scotland, as part of its ‘Recycle on the Go’ project.   The scheme has been developed to try [...]

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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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