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Ashford in bid to increase recycling rates

28 Mar 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A Kent borough is aiming to improve its recycling rate.  Recycling chiefs from Ashford are planning to implement new recycling measures which they hope with boost the amount of rubbish placed in recycling bins. The local council is set to spend £86 million over the next ten years in the hope of doubling its recycling [...]

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Derby latest to offer singular recycling bin

27 Mar 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Derby has become the latest area to consolidate numerous recycling bins into one, larger offering, waste-management-world.com reports.  Following in the footsteps of its peers around the country, Derby City Council has started delivering larger bins that will be used for paper, textiles and cardboard in one place. It will see the old scheme of separating into [...]

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Recycling roadshow to explain differences between plastics

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

A number of roadshows will take place in the South East this week to explain the differences in plastic recycling, haverhillecho.co.uk reports. The 1950′s-inspired campaign will use retro imagery to convey a very modern message; that of the differences between plastics and what’s suitable to be put into household recycling bins. Currently, many homeowners aren’t [...]

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Hampshire residents warned of bin snoopers

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

Residents in Hampshire have been warned about bin men snooping through their rubbish, according to bournemouthecho.co.uk. It is reported that the local council has asked bin men in the area to check residents’ recycling bins to make sure there are no disallowed items in them. This includes materials such as cut grass and unwanted foliage. [...]

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One-bin policy boosts recycling

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

A Midlands council has shown that consolidating numerous recycling bins into a single one could cut the volume of waste headed to landfill, derbyshire-news.co.uk reports. Amber Valley Borough Council decided last year that it would do away with the current scheme whereby recycling was sorted into numerous different boxes for glass, cardboard and plastics. Instead, [...]

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Britain most improved EU country for recycling

19 Mar 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Britain has been crowned the most improved nation for recycling volumes during the so-called ‘noughties’, guardian.co.uk reports. Between 2001 and 2010, Britain rose from recycling just 12 per cent of all municipal waste to 39 per cent, bringing it on a par with the EU average, according to figures published by the European Environment Agency [...]

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Sainsbury’s, Co-Op and Nestle reconsider environment options

12 Mar 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Supermarkets and suppliers have committed themselves to exploring ways for reducing their environmental impact, waste-management-world.com reports. A consortium made up of the Co-Operative Group, Sainsbury’s and Nestle has pledged to explore ways in which it can boost the environmental impacts of both its products and services. The announcement was made in a report, entitled: ‘An [...]

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New Barrow recycling facility coverts waste to fuel

11 Mar 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A new recycling facility which has opened in south Cumbria is making waste useful again. The plant, based in Barrow, turns household waste that has been placed into recycling bins into solid fuel. This can then be used as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels, which can harm the environment. Up to 75,000 tonnes of [...]

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Judge rules against compulsory separation of recycling

07 Mar 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A High Court Judge in Cardiff has ruled against plans to force households to sort their recycling into at least five different bags, dailymail.co.uk reports. Pressure groups including the Campaign for Real Recycling had been calling for legislation to force householders to separate their recycling into paper, metal, plastic, glass and non-recyclables, such as garden [...]

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Record recycling rates seen in Inverclyde last year

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

New statistics show that Inverclyde residents recycled record levels last year. Figures show that residents in the Scottish area are now placing more than half of household waste (57 per cent) into recycling bins. The local council has also successfully implemented a household waste system recently which has reduced the amount of rubbish sent to [...]

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