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Recycling and Reuse

Business pilots provide snapshot of what could be achieved on a large scale

The potential benefits of adopting innovative business models on a large scale have been highlighted by the latest series of case studies from REBus, published …

Plastics recycling goes off planet

Commercial plastic recycling technology will soon be making a contribution to missions on board the International Space Station (ISS), the fruit of a new …

#SewSpooky campaign aims to reduce cost and waste from Halloween costumes

£510 million[1] a year spent on Halloween costumes, but 4 in 10 are only worn once and 7 million[2] outfits ended up in the bin last year New research[3] …

Making the best use of road and gully waste

Darren Eastwood from waste management specialist CDEnviro explains how new developments are making the recovery of road and gully waste more feasible The …

Campaign aims to make some noise for battery recycling

178 million used batteries hoarded in UK homes and millions more end up in landfill Warnings of environmental impact and health risks #BringBackHeavyMetal …

Trade bodies petition UK minister to request urgent action on China situation

A letter has been sent to Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey MP calling on Defra to “take urgent action” to support the recycling industry. The …

Scottish Resources Awards celebrate circular economy success

A manufacturer pioneering environmentally-friendly insulation and a shopping centre composting food waste from over 100 businesses on site are among those …

SEPA introduces fines for businesses who fail to take action on recycling

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) says it is calling on businesses across Scotland to meet their duty to recycle or they could potentially …

Recycling and reprocessing associations make a stand at RWM 2017, and declare “secondary is the new primary”

Visitors to RWM 2017 looking to gain an in-depth understanding of the UK’s recycling, secondary materials and reprocessing capability, capacity and …

New system identifies consumer waste items using image recognition

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has developed a recycling concept which aims to tackle the challenge of improving the efficacy of …

Waste database to support progress towards a circular economy in Europe

Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform to be unveiled 10 November 2017, Brussels A new waste database to be made available in the Autumn is intended to help …

The Recycling Association calls on Chinese Government to raise proposed 0.3% contamination level

A proposal to drop the allowed contamination levels for imports of bales into China has been criticised by The Recycling Association for being …

Wood waste recycling firm introduces “one stop solution for general waste, RDF and SRF”

Derbyshire based waste wood and biomass specialist Biowood Recycling is introducing a new service to cover general waste including black bag, RDF and SRF, …

Turning bottles into benches in Cote Heath, Buxton

At a Spring Fair in Buxton, Derbyshire on 1 May, Nestlé Waters in partnership with RECOUP, hosted an interactive stall to raise awareness of the importance of …

Devon plastics re-processor prioritises materials flexibility and weight capability in choice of baler

Devon-based plastics re-processor and recycling company Polymer Industries, which established a mainstream recycling arm, Recycling South West, earlier this …

Scotland’s circular economy reaches re-use milestone

Scotland’s re-use revolution is driving forward, with 100 quality-certified re-use stores and three flagship superstore ‘hubs’ now in operation, …

‘Eco-undies’ aim to turn the tide against fast-fashion culture

Finnish firm The Other Danish Guy has unveiled a new range boxers and trunks made from fabric fashioned from salvaged flotsam and jetsam, including discarded …

Toxic but essential: A few thoughts on lead and its recovery

Dr Tim Johnson, technical director at resource recovery firm Tetronics International shares a few thoughts on lead: Its properties, usefulness, and the …

Collaborative hackathon offers £7k prize to circular innovators

A national call has been launched for innovators interested in a circular economy to take part in a technology hackathon at this year’s RWM conference at …

Finalists announced for UK recycled plastics product awards

The five short-listed finalists for the UK Best Recycled Plastics Product Award 2017 have been announced by recycling charity Recoup. They are: • Fishy …

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