Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

22nd November 2017
Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget, published today (22 November), made a flurry of environmental announcements, including confirming that government will launch a call for evidence on a “tax system” for single-use plastics. The government will launch a … Continue reading

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21st November 2017
Chinese Increase To 0

Chinese Increase To 0.5% Out-Throw Will Be “Extremely Tough To Meet”

The Chinese Government has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it will introduce a 0.5% contamination level on imported waste materials. The restriction will include paper and cardboard, plastics and others apart from 1% that will be allowed for … Continue reading

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17th November 2017
Are UK Supermarkets Set To Publish Food Waste Figures? [UPDATED]

Are UK Supermarkets Set To Publish Food Waste Figures? [UPDATED]

UK Supermarkets have agreed to report on food waste by company, using a common methodology, according to reports. The news was reported by The Grocer, which claims a source revealed that talks facilitated by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) led … Continue reading

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10th November 2017
Data Security Fears Prevent Household Electrical Items Being Recycled

Data Security Fears Prevent Household Electrical Items Being Recycled

Personal data security fears are preventing households in the UK from disposing of old, broken and unused electricals correctly according to a new survey by REPIC, the UK’s largest WEEE producer compliance scheme. 69% of people questioned admitted to having … Continue reading

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9th November 2017
Consumer Trends Will See Greater Focus On Food Sustainability In 2018

Consumer Trends Will See Greater Focus On Food Sustainability In 2018

Consumers in the UK and US will have a greater focus on the sustainability of the food they consume, the waste that is produced and the recyclability of packaging in 2018, according to new research. Innova Market Insights’ top five … Continue reading

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7th November 2017
New Poll Shows Millennials Are Least Likely Age Group To Recycle

New Poll Shows Millennials Are Least Likely Age Group To Recycle

Results from a new poll have found that millennials are the least likely age group to recycle – “quashing” the myth that young people are more environmentally conscious than older generations, Serco’s Environmental Services Business says. Only 49% of 16-34 … Continue reading

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31st October 2017
One In Five UK Councils Delivering The MetalMatters Campaign

One In Five UK Councils Delivering The MetalMatters Campaign

Since the MetalMatters programme launched in 2012, one in five UK councils have chosen  to use the campaign as a vehicle to deliver their recycling messages to householders and increase the metal packaging captured at kerbside, meaning a total of 5.3 … Continue reading

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30th October 2017
Mid UK Recycling Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Campaign

Mid UK Recycling Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Campaign

Grantham-based Mid UK Recycling has been supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month (October) by wrapping bales of SRF in pink bale wrap instead of its usual black and green. The company is taking part in the worldwide annual campaign … Continue reading

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