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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...

Plastic processing bottleneck

There is a bottleneck in the UK's recycling infrastructure for plastic recycling, according to the latest report from plastics resource efficiency and recycling charity RECOUP.

Plastic not-so-fantastic

Recent months have seen a perfect storm for those responsible for dealing with waste plastic, in the combination of China's refusal to accept waste...

Keep kerbside collections simple to boost recycling rates, says resource recovery firm

Easy kerbside collections for consumers that focus on consistent quality are essential if the UK is to boost plastics recycling rates and meet current...

Pumps group presents circular economy seminar

The importance of the circular economy to the pump sector comes up for attention in a series of seminars taking place in Brussels in...

Feasibility study will examine plastics circularity in Nigeria

A new study will examine the feasibility of advancing fully circular value chains in Nigeria, to help close the loop on plastics waste. The...

Recycling Week aims to raise awareness of items often overlooked for recycling

Recycle Week, a national campaign running from 12 to 18 September, focuses this year on ‘The Unusual Suspects’, items which are often overlooked when...

Remanufacturing robots involves original design work

A remanufacturing initiative at ABB is allowing existing robot users to sell inactive or legacy robots to the firm with "an attractive buy back...

Dorset road upgrade scores on waste reduction

The A338 project team (Top row from left to right: Tim Ford - Hanson site manager, Bob Chandler - Hanson commercial manager, Dorset County...

Mattress “mountains” outcry: Different angles on the problem

The spectre of “mattress mountains” was invoked by Nick Oettinger of the The Furniture Recycling Group, in comments made to The Times and many...

Can You Fix It? Zero Waste Scotland Launches New Training Fund for Re-Use Groups

Cash to train staff in key repair skills is on offer from Scotland’s resource efficiency body Zero Waste Scotland, which on 6 March launched...

Wood Recyclers Association launches fire prevention guide

The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) officially launched its Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) Guide at its members’ winter meeting in Coventry on 6 December. The document...

Metals recycler supports the Transport for London scrappage scheme

Metals recycler EMR is supporting the Transport for London (TFL) scrappage scheme at six sites across the capital. EMR Metal Recycling has Authorised Treatment Facilities...

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 changes to...

A new waste market is taking shape in Europe, following COVID-19, says recovery firm

Kjetil Vikingstad, CEO of resource recovery specialist Geminor, writes Despite the recent flare-up of the COVID-pandemic in Europe, a number of countries are reporting a...

Circularity analysis details alarming trend as global resource consumption passes 100 billion tonnes a...

Circular economy strategies essential as reuse of resources falls to 8.6% The global economy is consuming 100 billion tonnes of materials a year for the...

Call for circular economy start-ups to enter award in Berlin

A European start-up award for circular economy projects, run by Berlin Investment GmbH, the Green Alley Award is calling upon young entrepreneurs to submit...

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...

Comment: 2024 EPR costs could have a severe impact on businesses’ viability

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of Re-Gen Waste, and member of Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging, reflects on whether businesses should be accounting now for...

Veolia wins South London waste partnership contract

Resource management firm Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia ES UK, has signed a major new recycling and waste services contract spanning four South London...