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Plastics Recycling Show Europe goes virtual from 9 to 11 December

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries at the European Commission is keynote speaker at PRSE Virtual, opening on 9 December. Plastics Recycling Show...

Firms combine expertise to test and validate systems to chemically recycle waste plastics

A £3.1m grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has been awarded to three firms for an ambitious chemical recycling project that aims to...

Scots encouraged to stay en vogue and on message with ‘slow’ fashion

‘Style it out with second-hand’ is the message from Zero Waste Scotland as, so the group says, the movement against fast fashion appears to...

Initiative calls on construction industry to join fight against plastic pandemic

A new not-for-profit organisation, Changing Streams, has been established by an entrepreneur from Liverpool in a bid to remove plastic from the construction industry. Neal...

New report demands Brexit boost for repair industry

· VAT on labour-intensive activities can make repairing broken items too expensive, frustrating consumers who want to avoid waste · Once the UK is no...

Aluminium recycling group celebrates UK’s commitment to recycling during lockdown

Aluminium packaging recycling organisation Alupro has thrown its full support behind Recycle Week (21-27 September). Organised by Recycle Now, this year’s campaign will run...

Network Rail introduces coffee cup recycling points to busy stations

Coffee-drinking commuters are being encouraged to "Sip, Save and Recycle" their cups in the UK’s biggest and busiest stations, with Network Rail announcing -...

Trial of Pringles paper can is a step in the right direction, says The...

News that Kellogg is trialing a new paper can has been welcomed by The Recycling Association as a "step in the right direction". In 2017,...

Preparing for a plastics tax

The proposal was first announced during the 2018 budget, when it was made clear the tax would operate from April 2022 and would apply to the production and import of all plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content, subject to consultation

Grant supports ‘carbon negative’ firm and brings circular economy jobs to the Borders

A company making ‘carbon negative’ insulation is the latest one to receive a share of £8m funding for circular economy businesses administered by Zero...

Initiative turns marine plastic pollution into reusable PPE

A seemingly world-first collaboration is bringing recycled and reusable PPE visors to UK health workers and NGOs in the Dominican Republic. The initiative brings...

Viennese whirl: Recovery event reorganises around online version (Sponsored content)

IRRC Waste-to-Energy, a long-standing international event that offers perspective on recycling and recovery, has decided to go online this year. Organiser Elisabeth Thomé-Kozmiensky explained the...

Efficient and mobile separation technology fills a small gap

The processing involved in breaking materials down to RC material is part of the everyday business of the construction and material handling industry. A...

Firms target hard to recycle plastic packaging reduction with biodegradable alternative

Packaging firm DS Smithand and Aquapak, a developer of biodegradable polymer, are teaming up to develop sustainable fibre based packaging solutions that they say...

Disposal firm announces “state-of-the-art” animal by-product processing facility

Plans for a Category 1 animal by-product processing facility at the renewable energy and recycling site of SecAnim in Widnes, Cheshire were announced in...

Addressing the challenges of aluminium recycling

Sorting technologies manufacturer TOMRA Recycling considers the limitations of existing sorting methods and explores the issues facing European scrap metal processors and aluminium producers...

Aluminium packaging recycling rates reach record levels, shows Q2 PRN data

According to data released by the Environment Agency on 22 July, a record 40,653 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling in Q2...

Time to ensure sustainable waste shipments in Europe, says trade group

In recent decades, exports of waste to non-European countries have risen steadily, pushing the waste issue far away but failing to properly address it....

How incinerator bottom ash contributes to a circular economy

Rick Hindley, executive director at Alupro, explains the benefits of recovering aluminium packaging from incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and how returning it to the...

Guide outlines ecodesign principles for the UK bed sector

The National Bed Federation (NBF) has published a guide to ecodesign principles, specifically for the UK bed sector. With many British bed companies already taking...