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Scotland to consider banning disposable vapes

Scotland to consider banning disposable vapes

The First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, pledged to reduce vaping among non-smokers and youth and address the environmental impact of disposable vapes. The proposals include consulting on banning their sale and other appropriate measures. Research shows that nearly 20% of teenagers have experimented with vaping. Zero Waste Scotland estimated that in the last year,...

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham visits NRE Aggregates recycling facility

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham visits NRE Aggregates recycling facility

On 13th July, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, visited the new state-of-the-art construction and demolition (C&D) wash plant run by NRE Aggregates, part of regeneration business Peel L&P. The new aggregate recycling facility repurposes demolition waste which would normally enter landfill, to create sustainable aggregate products, contributing to the circular economy and reducing carbon...

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This is what we do! Incoming CIWM President calls for UK to celebrate its world-class recycling and resource management sector

This is what we do! Incoming CIWM President calls for UK to celebrate its world-class recycling and resource management sector

A digital report titled This Is What We Do: Showcasing A World-Class Sector & The UK’s Circular Economy Pathfinders was launched after the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Presidential inauguration on Thursday, 29th June. The report highlights the UK’s recycling and resource recovery sector’s excellence and significant contribution to the economy. The waste and...

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Reconomy Group expands with UK Waste Solutions Ltd acquisition

Reconomy Group expands with UK Waste Solutions Ltd acquisition

The acquisition of UK Waste Solutions Limited by Reconomy Group, a global circular economy firm, solidifies its position as the largest tech-enabled, outsourced resource management provider in the UK. Waste Solutions Limited, based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, is a team of sustainability consultants that specialises in the hospitality, distribution, transport, facilities management, manufacturing, and construction sectors....

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Restructure and new MD steer global recycling firm into exciting period of growth

Restructure and new MD steer global recycling firm into exciting period of growth

Leaders in innovative recycling and global exporter, S Norton Group has revealed its vision for growth following a restructure of the Group and the appointment of new managing director, Tony Hayer (pictured). Founded in 1962, the company has long-established metals recycling operations across the UK in Liverpool, Manchester, London and Southampton. Compared with using raw...

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Biffa diverts 1,600 tonnes of waste plastic back into the circular economy

Biffa diverts 1,600 tonnes of waste plastic back into the circular economy

The UK’s leading sustainable waste management company, Biffa, has placed 1,600 tonnes of previously wasted plastic back into the circular economy since commissioning its PET Recovery Plant in Washington, Tyne and Wear last year. The Group has pioneered new technology that targets, then captures, tiny flakes of recyclable material from contaminated waste.  The plant has...

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Tetra Pak unveils recycling collaborations and investments ahead of Earth Day

Tetra Pak unveils recycling collaborations and investments ahead of Earth Day

In the run-up to Earth Day (22nd April), Tetra Pak is highlighting some of its recent recycling initiatives that are helping to keep valuable materials in use and out of landfills. These initiatives are part of the investments that the company has been making for decades, to support collection and recycling infrastructure across the world, growing the...

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CIWM launches Technical membership

CIWM launches Technical membership

To meet the waste management and resource sector’s ever-growing demand to professionalise specific technical ability, CIWM has today (7th March) launched a new grade to its portfolio of membership options. Responding to market research and sector feedback, CIWM will now recognise the pathways of technically competent managers by awarding TechMCIWM membership to applicants with level 4...

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Keenan Recycling to spread the word on the benefits of the Circular Economy

Keenan Recycling to spread the word on the benefits of the Circular Economy

SCOTLAND’S largest food waste collection company Keenan Recycling is proud to announce that its environmental compliance manager Rachael Reid has volunteered to be a circular economy ambassador as part of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s (AGCC) Circular North East initiative. Rachael is one of around 40 circular economy ambassadors that will assist Circular North...