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Design for recycling service launches

Circular economy specialist Axion has launched a new ‘Design for Recycling’ …

MPs recommend coffee cup charge to fund recycling infrastructure

The EAC has called on the government to introduce a 25p charge and for all coffee cups to be recycled by 2023 …

Research collaboration strikes optimistic note on wood recycling

A collaboration between DSM-Niaga and ECOR announced on 20 December will focus on developing fully recyclable and healthier alternatives for particleboard, MDF …

Survey reveals incentives and challenges for the use of recycled plastic

European Plastics Converters (EuPC) — a European trade association — has surveyed plastics converters across Europe to look at the current and future use …

British Metals Recycling Association expresses disappointment with the Home Office review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act

The British Metals Recycling Association says it is extremely disappointed by the Home Office’s announcement that it will simply retain the Scrap Metal …

Bureau of International Recycling responds to China WTO notification

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), the world federation of recycling industries, has asked (on 8 December) for clarification about and suggested …

Over 1,600 new battery recycle points added to locator tool of national recycling campaign in England

Locations are provided by some of Ecosurety’s biggest members, and collection partners including Currys PC World UK compliance specialist Ecosurety has added …

Stylish alternative to plastic packaging receives European circular economy award

Sulapac is the winner of the 2017 Green Alley Award, Europe’s first founder’s prize for start-ups in the circular economy …

Recycling Association warns that Chinese increase to 0.5% out-throw will be extremely tough to meet

With the Chinese Government notifying the World Trade Organisation that it will introduce a 0.5% out-throw limit, The Recycling Association has said that this …

PVC takeback scheme for medical devices wins CIWM recycling award

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) & Axion’s RecoMed scheme have won the Chartered Institute of Waste Management’s (CIWM) Sustainability and …

Models of extreme collaboration

NASA has been at it for years. It’s the imperative behind the phenomenal success of eBay. And it seems to be rising up the agenda of businesses and …

Approaching the tipping point

It’s the bête noire of circular economy advocates: Plastic. Very little of it gets recycled or recovered, a problem variously attributed to consumer …

Cloud-based diagnostics improves baler performance, says supplier

Lyndex Recycling Systems, a supplier of high-end balers and waste recycling machinery, has launched a cloud-based data logging and diagnostic solution. It …

New recycling systems for Suez in Aberdeen

SUEZ’s Recycling & Recovery UK Division has started-up two new recycling systems located at the Altens East Industrial Estate south of Aberdeen. The …

Brief bewilderment: Gove admits to no knowledge of China recycling ban

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has admitted to the Environmental Audit Committee that he has no knowledge of the effects that the China situation will …

Innovative chemistry picks up UK Best Recycled Plastic Product Award 2017

TV presenter Nick Knowles handed over the UK Best Recycled Plastic Product Award 2017 in front of an audience of industry professionals at the London Hilton on …

Program announced for electronics recycling event in Salzburg

A program has been announced for the 17th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2018, taking place 17-19 January 2018 in Salzburg, Austria. …

Circular economy firm marks its 15th anniversary

Circular economy specialist Axion marked its 15th anniversary during October 2017 with a series of celebratory events for its 92-strong workforce across its …

Textile recycler’s business model highlighted in best practice publication

Textile recycling company BIU Group has had its business model included in a 2017 edition of The Parliamentary Review, a publication that aims to share best …

Case studies offer snapshot of what could be achieved with resource-efficient business models

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

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