Such is the ongoing interest in recycling across the UK that the fourth Carpet Recycling Conference will open on 11 July in Birmingham. It seems as though each and every area of our everyday life is now being drawn into the recycling industry with a number of US companies set to attend the conference to… »
While there is no doubt that the demand for recycled products and recycling services continues to grow why should we recycle and how exactly will it help?
There are many areas of the recycling industry which will make a massive difference to the economy, environment and our everyday lives. The ability to recycle goods and products… »
The British Retail Consortium has today confirmed plans regarding its supermarket recycling scheme which will see the plastic used for bread bags, cereal liners and to connect cans in the multipacks collected by all supermarkets across the UK. When you consider that this particular supply of plastic equates to around 645,000 tonnes a year, or… »
The UK government is very keen on recycling rates in the UK and under pressure from the European Union to improve rates it seems likely that local authorities around the UK will tighten regulations and reintroduce fines. This is despite the fact that the UK government recently indicated that recycling fines would be “a thing… »
Over the last few years we’ve seen a number of recycling regulations introduced to the UK and while there are no strict laws regarding recycling at the moment it is only a matter of time. Do I need to recycle is a question that more and more people are asking around the UK and the… »
Recent evidence shows that a larger amount of electronic wastes also known as e-waste or unusable electronic equipments are being transported from the United Kingdom and dumped across various countries in Africa. Evidence also shows a large quantity of e-waste gets shipped illegally from the United Kingdom to Nigeria and Ghana.
Reports prove without doubt… »
The South Bucks District Council has recently issued 13 special recycling bins which are modelled on the more traditional street bins but have separate sections for paper and card, drink cans, food tins and plastic bottles as well as traditional litter. While they are slightly bigger than your traditional street bin they in no way… »
Bracknell Forest Council has revealed that Stephen Green, from Bracknell, has been fined £400 after workmen at one of the councils recycling centres spotted him leaving two black bin bags which contained garden waste. Apparently the recycling site at Lark Hill does not have facilities for garden recycling and while the gentleman in question was… »
Warwick District Council binmen have been ridiculed after refusing to pick up a red recycling bin left out by 60 year old John Harlow from Leek Wootton. Apparently one live maggot had crawled into an empty dog food tin which was placed into his red recycling bin and the binmen refused to collect this because… »
A Council led recycling reward scheme in Windsor and Maidenhead is proving such a hit that it has been extended to cover drinks cans, plastic and glass bottles, jars and paper. The scheme has been on trial for a few months now with nearly 4000 residents agreeing to partake in the first such trial of… »