Category Archives: News

Portishead Christmas lights committee still appealing for unwanted clothes

29 Apr 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The Portishead Christmas lights committee has extended its clothes recycling scheme to raise money for this year’s lights in the town, according to thewestonmercury.co.uk. The scheme, which sees residents encouraged to place unwanted clothes and textiles in recycling bins, was only meant to run in January and February, however it is now being extended so [...]

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Oxford turns attention to flats for new recycling drive

25 Apr 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Flat-owners in West Oxfordshire are being targeted as part of a new drive to improve recycling rates around the county, oxfordmail.co.uk reports. Oxfordshire has already made the news this week after two of its local councils – which were already top-ranked recyclers in the UK – were nomimated for a national award. Now, Oxfordshire’s recycling [...]

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Students recycling less than they think, survey finds

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

A new survey has found that students are recycling less than they think, according to sita.co.uk. The research, which was carried out by the National Union of Students (NUS), found that although 50 per cent of students called themselves ‘committed recyclers’, one in ten students don’t recycle whatsoever. Main reasons students gave for not recycling [...]

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Oxfordshire councils shortlisted for recycling award

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

Two local councils in Oxfordshire have been shortlisted for a National Award in recognition of their recycling efforts, recycle.org.uk reports. The South Oxfordshire District Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council have already been named as the best recyclers in the country, having taken first and second place in the recycling rates league [...]

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Labour government would be tougher with recycling targets, says party

22 Apr 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Tougher recycling targets would come into place if the Labour government was to regain power again in future, it has been claimed. According to a consultation document from the political party, Labour would take inspiration from Welsh and Scottish governments and get stricter with the amount of rubbish placed into recycling bins. The document was [...]

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Labour details 2015 recycling vision in policy document

19 Apr 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A waste policy review has been launched by Labour, setting out the areas of waste and recycling the party will consider featuring in its policy proposals for the 2015 election. According to mrw.co.uk, a focus on resource efficiency and the opportunities for growth it presents form some of the key take-home points of the report, [...]

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Cheltenham council injects more funding into recycling scheme

18 Apr 2013 by Richard Towey in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Cheltenham council has been forced to allocate more funds towards a kerbside recycling scheme after a higher-than-expected take up was observed. Thisisgloucestershire.co.uk says the borough council had initially paid for the use of six trucks and six crews to help empty the recycling bins. However, a huge demand for the service means the council will now have [...]

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UK lamp recycling levels skyrocket

15 Apr 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Bulb and lamp recycling levels have soared in the UK over recent years thanks to improved collection facilities, resource.uk.com reports. According to new figures released by the Environment Agency, the UK recycled 39.5 per cent of all lamps put on the market, up from the 29.4 per cent recorded in 2011. This increase makes lamp recycling [...]

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Hartlepool residents urged to properly separate rubbish

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

Residents in Hartlepool have been asked to make sure they are accurately sorting out their rubbish, according to hartlepool.gov.uk. A new scheme has recently been introduced into the area, which has seen residents’ poly bags and blue sacks replaced with grey wheeled bins. Blue recycling boxes in the area have been retained, however these are [...]

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Recycling rates must double to meet targets, says London authority

10 Apr 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A London authority has claimed recycling rates need to double if targets are going to be met, according to guardian-series.co.uk. Residents in North London managed to increase rubbish placed into household recycling bins in between April and June 2012, with rates rising to 32.9 per cent. However, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) said twice as much rubbish [...]

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Defra refutes Daily Mail’s claims on recycling

09 Apr 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has rubbished claims made by the Daily Mail regarding the UK’s recycling volumes, congoo.com reports. The tabloid claimed on its front page earlier this months that millions of tonnes of UK household waste ends up being “dumped abroad” after being deemed unusable by British sorting plants. [...]

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Cardiff Council to trial see-through bin bags

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

Residents of Cardiff may have to start using see-through bin bags when disposing of their waste, reports i4u.com. Cardiff Council is mulling a change from black bin bags to see-through bags in order to help identify residents who aren’t recycling properly, which would be a UK first according to walesonline.co.uk. Those who are found putting [...]

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CIWEM calls for government help to achieve waste reduction

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

The government should step in to best ensure greater waste volumes are recycled, CIWEM has claimed. The Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has called on the government to do more when it comes to improving recycling levels, farminguk.com reports. It claimed that responsibility for the objective of reaching zero waste should not [...]

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Bournemouth to trial food waste separation scheme

02 Apr 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Bournemouth City Council has unveiled its new opt-in scheme for food recycling that is hoped will boost the quality of the end product, recycle.org.uk reports. After securing a £7.1 million government grant, the local council has revealed its latest scheme for food waste recycling that it will permit residents to opt-in to, as opposed to [...]

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