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  • UK worst offender for illegal e-waste exports, says EAC

    UK worst offender for illegal e-waste exports, says EAC

    The UK is the worst offender in Europe for illegally shipping its e-waste to developing countries according to a new report published by the Environment Audit Committee (EAC). Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy, authored by the cross-party parliamentary group, explores how the UK could reduce its environmental impact, create economic opportunities and maintain access […] More

  • Wales exceeds 64 per cent recycling target for 2019/20

    Wales exceeds 64 per cent recycling target for 2019/20

    The recycling rate for Wales has reached a record high of 65.1 per cent, according to the Welsh Government’s latest Local Authority Municipal Waste Management Statistics, released yesterday (26 November). The figures show an increase of 2.3 per cent in the amount of local authority municipal waste (including both household and non-household waste) that was […] More

  • Fast recycling comes to Big White - Waste & Recycling

    Fast recycling comes to Big White – Waste & Recycling

    The collection centre is solar powered and open 12 hours a day. BIG WHITE, B.C. – Recycling just got more convenient at Big White. Residents, skiers and snowboarders at the popular ski resort in B.C.’s southern interior can drop off their refundable beverage containers at the region’s first Return-It Express & GO recycling station.  Located at 4500 […] More

  • European Week of Waste Reduction launches for 12th year

    European Week of Waste Reduction launches for 12th year

    The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), a project of the European Commission LIFE+ programme, will launch for its 12th year from tomorrow (21 November). With this year’s slogan asking the public: ‘What’s your real weight?’ EWWR aims to build on the theme of ‘invisible waste’ and highlight the importance of preventing waste throughout the […] More

  • Plastic Makers Applaud Governor Wolf for Signing Advanced Recycling Legislation into Law in Pennsylvania

    Plastic Makers Applaud Governor Wolf for Signing Advanced Recycling Legislation into Law in Pennsylvania

    Governor Tom Wolf signed HB 1808 into law, which will enable greater adoption of advanced plastics recycling. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) welcomed the legislation and issued the following statement: “The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division is pleased to see bipartisan policy supporting advanced recycling become law in Pennsylvania, and we thank Representative Mackenzie for […] More

  • £1.5 million university research project targets plastic waste streams

    £1.5 million university research project targets plastic waste streams

    The University of Manchester’s ‘One bin to rule them all’ research project has been awarded £1.5 million worth of funding from UKRI. The funding comes under UKRI’s Smart and Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge as part of its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). A total of £8 million was awarded to 10 university-led research projects. […] More

  • Dover Corp. completes acquisition of Soft-Pak

    ProfitGuard announces expansion of services

    <![CDATA[ Bingham Farms, Michigan-based ProfitGuard (PG) a provider of business credit information to the metals and manufacturing industry has announced the launch of its new specialty division for its credit reporting and risk management service. According to a news release from ProfitGuard, the new division will focus on industries that are aligned with PG’s current […] More

  • Environment Agency cracks down on agricultural plastic waste

    Environment Agency cracks down on agricultural plastic waste

    With increasing amounts of contaminated agricultural plastic waste being intercepted by enforcement officers, the Environment Agency (EA) has urged farmers and agricultural businesses to check their waste management processes. Silage wrap, which protects hay bales from pest damage, has been highlighted as a prominent example of the contaminated agricultural waste that is often illegally exported […] More

  • October 2020 crude steel production

    October 2020 crude steel production

    Due to the ongoing difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of this month’s figures are estimates that may be revised with next month’s production update. In Asia, China produced 92.2 Mt of crude steel in October 2020, an increase of 12.7% compared to October 2019. India produced 9.1 Mt of crude steel in October […] More

  • ILM Highland announces new WEEE service

    ILM Highland announces new WEEE service

    As part of its ‘Recycle Your Electricals’ project, social enterprise Material Focus will collaborate with charity ILM Highland to provide residents in the North of Scotland with 10 new collection containers for donating unwanted small electrical appliances. The project will aim to collect 24,000 unwanted items of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and restore […] More

  • XR calls for Prime Minister to decarbonise waste sector

    A coalition of leading environmental organisations and individuals, including climate activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR), has sent an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to reduce the scale of Energy-from-Waste (EfW) in the UK. The letter, which was written by the XR Zero Waste group, calls on the UK Government to […] More

  • £8 million investment in sustainable packaging

    £8 million investment in sustainable packaging

    UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced that 10 university-led projects will receive £8 million of funding to tackle plastic pollution under the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge. Among universities that have won funding are the University of Strathclyde, the University of Manchester and Brunel University, all of which entered the Enabling Research competition […] More

  • Good news and bad news on Ontario’s Blue Box - Waste & Recycling

    Good news and bad news on Ontario’s Blue Box – Waste & Recycling

    The good news is that Ontario householders are generating less paper, plastic, glass and metal waste these days, 14 percent less than they were back in 2003. That is the year the province regulated industry to share the net cost of the province’s popular Blue Box program and waste statistics became more widely available. Of […] More

  • Viridor partners with Vattenfall to distribute heat from EfW to houses

    Viridor partners with Vattenfall to distribute heat from EfW to houses

    Viridor and heating provider Vattenfall have announced a planned collaboration that will allow heat to be transferred from Viridor’s energy from waste (EfWs) to homes and businesses. The heat will move through pipes created and operated by Vattenfall and will be distributed in the areas surrounding the EfWs. The two companies hope that this will […] More

  • £22.5 million funding announced for new circular economy research centres

    £22.5 million funding announced for new circular economy research centres

    The government today announced plans to invest £22.5 million in five new research centres, which will be used to develop better reuse and recycling techniques in textiles, electronics, metals, construction and chemicals. Aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, preserve natural resources and provide new opportunities for UK industries, research will explore how the reuse of […] More

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