Viridor and Wigan Council have renewed the contract for the council’s dry mixed recycling which sees the continuation of a strong partnership aimed at supporting increased recycling ambitions. Viridor Business Development Manager Simon Wright said Viridor was responsible for the … Continue reading →
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Viridor has called on the Government to introduce a minimum requirement on the use of recycled plastic in new products which it says will help keep it off our beaches, out of oceans and back in the UK economy where … Continue reading →
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A range of projects to tackle litter in local communities have been awarded funding by the government, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The first round of funding sees a number of councils, charities, businesses, and public projects awarded almost £125,000 to … Continue reading →
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Philip Hammond is set to launch a consultation on how the tax system might be used to reduce the waste caused by single-use plastics, and will announce funding in the Treasury’s Spring statement (Tuesday 13 March) for businesses and universities … Continue reading →
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The Government has “refused to take any decisive action” on the complex issue of coffee cups – including the introduction of a “latte levy” – and has instead chosen to rely on voluntary commitments, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) says. … Continue reading →
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The financial health of local authorities across England is getting worse, says a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). The report, published today (8 March), claims that despite greater freedoms to increase council tax bills and one-off short-term funds … Continue reading →
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Panda Recycling has announced plans to include paper products coated with Smart Planet Technologies’ EarthCoating – available in the UK on the reCUP recyclable cup range – into its existing UK and Ireland recycling operations. Once collections begin, 100% of … Continue reading →
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An independent report by environmental consultancy Eunomia claims the UK “consistently overestimates” how much of the plastic packaging waste it produces actually gets recycled. Official Defra statistics published recently suggest that in 2015 UK households and businesses produced 2.26m tonnes of … Continue reading →
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