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Metal recycling firm calls for stronger battery recycling targets

Metal recycling firm calls for stronger battery recycling targets

S. Norton Group is a leading global exporter of responsible recycling. The company is urging the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to set stronger battery recycling targets to ensure the safety of workers and communities in the recycling sector. Defra plans to consult on the waste batteries and accumulators regulations and create...

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Defra appoints former CIWM president as Head of EPR scheme

Defra appoints former CIWM president as Head of EPR scheme

The UK Government has appointed Dr Margaret Bates, Managing Director of On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL), as the Head of the UK Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging (EPR) scheme. Dr Bates, who served as the CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) President from October 2016 to October 2017, will take up the role on secondment for...

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Swindon’s new recycling fleet wrapped and tagged ready for Christmas!

Swindon’s new recycling fleet wrapped and tagged ready for Christmas!

Swindon Borough Council has introduced a new waste and recycling service, which started last month. The service includes a fleet of 22 Romaquip Kerb Sort recycling vehicles and 19 Refuse Collection Vehicles, all wrapped and personalised with their own names by Creative Vehicle Wrapping (CVW). The council asked residents to suggest names for the new...

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Navigating winter challenges: a sustainable approach to festive season waste

Navigating winter challenges: a sustainable approach to festive season waste

By Elliot Harrison-Holt, Waste Service Director, Everflow As winter sets in, businesses face unique waste management challenges – something that does not lighten up during the festive season. Successfully navigating this period demands a thoughtful waste management strategy. Throughout winter, especially Christmas time, businesses generate a significant volume of waste. Therefore, it becomes crucial to...

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Veolia welcomes partners on the Road to net zero

Veolia welcomes partners on the Road to net zero

Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, hosted an event on Tuesday, 7th November. Over 160 guests were welcomed to BMA House in London for a day of informative talks from industry experts and an exhibition showcasing innovative recycling and energy solutions that Veolia is delivering on the path to net zero. Sustainable Futures was...

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Timberpak and Pearce Recycling Company join forces

Timberpak and Pearce Recycling Company join forces

Timberpak Ltd has made a significant investment in Pearce Recycling Company Ltd, which is one of the biggest names in wood and waste recycling in the UK. This investment secures the relationship between the two companies and follows a successful partnership that began with the launch of Timberpak Pearce Ltd in 2016. On 1st November,...

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Pineapple loses its crown: Sainsbury’s sells leafless version to cut waste

Pineapple loses its crown: Sainsbury’s sells leafless version to cut waste

Sainsbury’s has introduced a new version of pineapples without the crown. The leaves are often discarded by customers, resulting in up to 700 tonnes of food waste annually. Removing the crown during production will enable the leaves to be replanted in the pineapple fields or shredded and given to local farmers as animal feed. Pineapples...

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HWRCs at risk of closure amid ban on DIY waste charges

HWRCs at risk of closure amid ban on DIY waste charges

According to a survey by the Local Government Association (LGA), councils being banned from charging households to dispose of DIY waste at recycling centres could result in the closure of some HWRCs and reduced operating hours in certain council areas. In June, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow announced that households would no longer be required to...

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ELWA and Wastecare host ‘Jumbo the Battery Elephant’ in East London shopping centres

ELWA and Wastecare host ‘Jumbo the Battery Elephant’ in East London shopping centres

The East London Waste Authority (ELWA) has partnered with Wastecare Group, a leading waste recycling provider, to host their Take Charge campaign across four London Boroughs during 2023 Recycling Week. The Take Charge campaign, hosted across Recycling Week from 16th – 22nd October, is a nationwide incentive to promote the safe recycling of batteries to...

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