• Interactive bins return to British summer festivals, bringing recycling to life for consumers

    COCA-COLA Enterprises Ltd (CCE) has re-launched its popular summer festivals recycling activation, Happiness Recycled, as part of its continued drive to lead the way in encouraging sustainable behaviour change in consumers and boost recycling rates across Great Britain.    … Read More

  • Glass recycling rate passes 70% mark

    LATEST GLASS recycling figures for the EU show also there is now far more glass recycled than ever before. Since the 1990s, recycling rates for glass have increased by a whopping 131% in Europe. Using recycled glass replaces virgin raw… Read More

  • The political print

    DEFRA HAS announced that it will be “stepping back” from its policy work across the waste portfolio.                     In an open letter to the sector, the new waste minister, Dan Rogerson, wrote:… Read More

  • Plastics recycling in Europe exceeds target

    NEW RESEARCH from the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO) has revealed that the European plastics recycling rate reached 34.7% in 2012.   All European Union member states, with the exception of Malta, reported plastics recycling rates… Read More

  • Hospitality industry ‘worst waste offenders’

    ACCORDING TO NEW research, up to 50% of bars and restaurants in the UK could be failing to properly recycle their waste.   Research carried out by waste management service provider, shows that restaurants, bars and nightclubs are the… Read More

  • PDM invest in food recycling capabilities

    THE UK’S LARGEST food waste recycling company PDM has announced its plan to spend more than £90 million on its British operations before the end of 2014.   As well as the £44 million being invested in brand new anaerobic… Read More

  • Waste trial deliver on Heathrow recycling targets

    CLOSED LOOP ENVIRONMENAL Solutions UK limited (CLES) has undertaken an audit of the waste produced at Heathrow, as part of the international airport’s ongoing sustainability review.                 Using CLES’s ‘Turnstile’ mobile material recovery… Read More

  • New York mayor rolls out food composting plans

    MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, Mayor of New York, has announced plans to roll out a new food waste composting scheme, aiming to divert up to 10% of the 1 million tonnes of food waste produced in the city every year.   It… Read More

  • Drink AND Drive – Scots claim new fuel source

    A DEAL has been signed to turn by-products from a Scottish distillery into fuel for cars. The Tullibardine distillery in Perthshire has linked up with Celtic Renewables a spin-out company from Napier University in Edinburgh to produce bio-fuel from the… Read More

  • Food waste trial for Wetherspoon

    WETHERSPOON HAS begun a trial to collect food waste from over two dozen of its sites. Biffa, the company’s long-term waste contractor, will collect the waste from 28 sites across the country. Most of it will end up in the… Read More