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School signs up for Horsham trade waste recycling scheme

27 Feb 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Students at a school in Horsham have signed up to Horsham District Council’s trade waste recycling scheme in a bid to save the school money, reports britishbusinessfinder.com. Tanbridge House School, along with almost 200 businesses, have signed up for the recycling service as it makes ‘increasing financial sense’ as well as improving the environmental impact […]

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WRAP to provide councils with recycling promotional tools

26 Feb 2013 by David Howells in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced it is to provide local authorities with free information to help them achieve better recycling levels, wrap.org.uk reports. WRAP has announced it is to create posters, leaflets, web banners and other promotional materials which will then be used by local councils with the aim of improving […]

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H&M launches in-store recycling programme worldwide

26 Feb 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Swedish retailer H&M has launched an in-store recycling programme that will feature in its stores around the globe. The scheme, which was launched at a pre-Oscars party at the end of last week, sees the retailer team up with environmental charity Global Green USA. The company is allowing its customers to place unwanted clothing in recycling […]

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WEEE recycling not always recorded

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

Many electrical items are being recycled around Europe but aren’t counting towards official figures, it has emerged. The directive for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has recently been recast in a bid to “capture” some of the lost volumes which are recycled but not always accounted for, scrap-ex.com reports. In light of this, […]

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“Pester power” could be key to improving recycling rates in Basingstoke

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

Councillors in Basingstoke are hoping they can rely on “pester power” to increase the local recycling volumes, hampshirelocalnews.co.uk reports. Environment chief for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Robert Donnell, has explained how he plans to set up visits to schools across the local area with the intention of teaching children the importance of recycling. With […]

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Mobile recycling app to be introduced in Kent

18 Feb 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A mobile app is set to be introduced to a Kent area to make the recycling process easier for residents. The free app, which can be used on iPhone and Android devices, will allow residents to see when their recycling bins will be collected as well as what can be recycled and where around the […]

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York waste chiefs want new recycling facility

15 Feb 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

York and North Yorkshire waste chiefs are trying to gain planning permission for a new recycling facility, according to scrap-ex.com. Yorwaste, which is in charge of recycling and waste management in the area, is applying to build a materials recycling facility (MRF) and waste transfer station in the Harewood Whin Resource Recovery Centre near the […]

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Europe ‘needlessly’ sending waste to landfill, claims report

15 Feb 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

By sending nearly two-thirds of materials to incineration and landfill, Europe is ‘needlessly’ wasting valuable materials. That’s the point being driven home by a report from Friends of the Earth Europe, cited by letsrecycle.com, which also suggests textiles is another group of materials that is being hugely wasted. As a result, higher recycling targets need […]

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Five firms under investigation after recycling failure

12 Feb 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

As figures emerge that packaging recycling fell in 2012 compared to the previous year, five firms are now under investigation for failing to satisfy recycling requirements. Reported by letsrecycle.com, the Environment Agency has identified five companies that have not been “meeting their obligations” under the PRN and PERN systems. The investigation, which did not name […]

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Pink recycling bins give Oxford residents WEEE option

11 Feb 2013 by Paul Smithson in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Residents in Oxford will be able to recycle electricals when they see a pink recycling bank, reports oxfordmail.co.uk. There are now 18 pink recycling bins in Oxford, with the latest one added at Hockmore Street in the city’s Cowley neighbourhood. Some of the other ones available include bins on Cardigan Street in Jericho, Townsend Square on […]

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PET plastic recycling operating at 50 per cent

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

Recycling of PET plastics have stagnated at 50 per cent of capacity, letsrecycle.com reports. Industry body Plastics Recyclers Europe (EuPR) has claimed that recycling levels of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) has changed very little in recent times, with volumes stagnating at around 50 per cent of total capacity levels. This trend, EuPR has claimed, is largely down […]

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Cameron urges push on energy efficiency and renewable energy

06 Feb 2013 by Ashley Curtis in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Prime Minister David Cameron believes energy efficiency and renewable energy is the way forward so the UK needs to prioritise growth in these industries. Speaking at the launch of an energy efficiency programme on Monday, Cameron took a swipe at energy efficiency naysayers, stating that there are “those who say we cannot afford to prioritise […]

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Bath begins accepting small electricals for recycling

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

Bath residents will soon be permitted to put small electrical appliances into their recycling bins for collection, thisisbath.co.uk reports. After research found that many recyclable items are thrown away by Bath’s residents, the local council agreed to expand its collection remit to also welcome small electronic goods. These will then be broken down before each separate component part […]

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Bournemouth residents recycling more garden waste than ever

01 Feb 2013 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

New statistics show that Bournemouth residents are recycling more garden waste than ever. Data released shows that 4,849 tonnes of green waste was collected in recycling bins in 2012, as part of Bournemouth council’s Green Waste Scheme. This was a considerate increase on levels collected in 2011, when 3,981 tonnes of green waste was composted. […]

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