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27th October 2017
Northern Ireland’s Recycling Rate Reaches 50%

Northern Ireland’s Recycling Rate Reaches 50%

Northern Ireland’s household waste preparing for reuse, dry recycling and composting rate has reached 50% for the period between April and June 2017, an increase on the 46.4% recorded during the same three months of 2016. At council level, rates … Continue reading

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20th October 2017
Incidents Of Fly-Tipping Increase 7% On Previous Year

Incidents Of Fly-Tipping Increase 7% On Previous Year

Fly-tipping incidents reported by local authorities topped one million in 2016/17, an increase of 7% on the previous year. Two thirds (67%) of fly-tips involved household waste. Total incidents involving household waste increased by 8% from 2015/16, according to Defra … Continue reading

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13th October 2017
WRAP Consults On National Colour Scheme For Bins

WRAP Consults On National Colour Scheme For Bins

WRAP is consulting stakeholders on the advantages and/or disadvantages of adopting a national colour scheme for household waste and recycling containers. The consultation is part of WRAP’s work under the Framework for Greater Consistency in Recycling in England. The consistency … Continue reading

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11th October 2017
One-In-Three Have Complained To Council About Waste “Issue”

One-In-Three Have Complained To Council About Waste “Issue”

A new survey has claimed more than a third (35%) of the UK public have complained to the council about an issue relating to waste or recycling, with 95% of those people having made at least one complaint within the … Continue reading

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11th October 2017
RECOUP Survey Highlights Need for Kerbside Investment

RECOUP Survey Highlights Need for Kerbside Investment

The 2017 RECOUP Household Plastics Collection Survey has highlighted the need to invest in kerbside recycling collections infrastructure and communications. The report also highlights half a million tonnes of plastics packaging from UK households has been achieved. The 512,475 tonnes … Continue reading

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11th October 2017
A Deposit Return Scheme In England Could Save Councils £35m A Year

A Deposit Return Scheme In England Could Save Councils £35m A Year

A new report published today (11 October) suggests local authorities across England could save up to £35m every year if a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers was introduced in England. Analysis of data across eight local authorities, including … Continue reading

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10th October 2017
Coffee Giants Sign ACE UK Cup Recycling Agreement

Coffee Giants Sign ACE UK Cup Recycling Agreement

Coffee giants, such as Costa and Starbuck, along with organisations from across the paper cup supply chain, have signed an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to accelerate UK recycling of PE lined paper … Continue reading

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10th October 2017
Stars Back Campaign To Protect Whales From “Plastic Menace”

Stars Back Campaign To Protect Whales From “Plastic Menace”

Television stars Julia Bradbury and Michaela Strachan have issued a call for action to protect whales, dolphins and other marine species from up to 13m tonnes of plastic that they say leak into our seas every year thanks to litter … Continue reading

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