Recyclable materials being placed in black bags in Wales

The Welsh Government says this is essential for reaching its recycling targets According to new figures announced by the Welsh Government, one quarter of black bag waste in Wales is still made up of food, whilst another quarter is possibly made up of recyclable material. The Welsh Government says that these findings could be the key […]

Solar panel recycling growth forecasted by 2050

As the global solar panel industry grows, so too will the recycling potential According to a joint report, end-of-life solar panel recycling could be worth $15 billion by 2050, as experts says the average lifespan of a solar panel is around 30 years. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic […]

Cost-cutting hairdresser fined for waste offences

West Yorkshire salon manager fined £2,000 for not holding a business waste contract A West Yorkshire hairdresser has been fined in Leeds Magistrates’ Court for waste offences, including the illegal disposing of business waste and forging a receipt for waste disposal. Carl Deacey, manager at Arena Hair Studio, situated in Wetherby, was not in possession […]

Waste bosses meet to discuss EU referendum

‘Resourcing the Future’ conference held to debate the EU referendum and how leaving could affect the industry Debate was raging at the final meeting for the ‘Resourcing the Future’ conference held in London last week, as waste bosses discussed Britain’s future in the European Union in relation to the waste industry. Arguing to remain in […]

The primary school pupils creating a recycling handbook

The recycling project is designed to educate and encourage children to recycle An electrical and electronic waste company based in Lancashire has initiated a recycling project amongst primary school children across the country, as they work together to author a WEEE recycling manual designed to educate young people on the importance of recycling their electronics. […]

Bureau of International Recycling launches new initiative

The BIR is to launch a World Council of Recycling Associations to support the recycling industry On May 31, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) announced plans to launch a ‘world recycling council’ initiative, which would consist of the heads of worldwide recycling organisations and associations. The BIR World Council of Recycling Associations would bring together […]

Environment Committee for the EU wants a 70% recycling rate

The Committee has called for changes to be made to the Waste Framework Directive Changes to the Waste Framework Directive have been recommended by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, which wants to increase the municipal recycling rate to 70% by the year 2030. This new figure has increased by 5% over last years proposed package figure […]

Volunteers needed to help clean up UK beaches

The Marine Conservation Society is calling on volunteers to help with the annual beach clean up event ‘The Great British Beach Clean’ is set to take place over a September weekend and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is calling on the public to volunteer their services to help tidy up Britain’s beaches. The annual beach […]

Welsh town sets up petition to stop recycling centre closure

Buckley residents concerned about the proposed closure of their popular household recycling centre Residents in the Welsh town of Buckley have launched a petition to the council to prevent the closure of the local household recycling centre. Flintshire County Council is due to close three recycling centres across the district, including in Buckley, Flint and […]

Waste experts reject criticism of local authority waste services

The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) hits back at council waste service criticism The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has said that a recent report published by the Renewable Energy Association (REA), claiming that local authority food waste collection services were “self-serving”, should not be accepted as fact. The report published in recent […]

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