£100,000 to be spent by Hull City Council on expert recycling advice

Help for residents on what to recycle in which bins Hull City Council is to spend £100,000 on expert advice on how to correctly use the recycling bins that every home in the UK is provided with. The overall aim of the spend is to help residents understand what items should be placed in which […]

Apple experiencing the financial benefits of resource recycling

US tech firm recovered almost $40m worth of gold from old products last year Apple’s annual Environmental Responsibility Report reveals that the US tech giant raked in millions of extra revenue last year as a result of product recycling at its California base. During Apple’s latest media event, it announced a big push in the […]

England’s recycling rate fell in 2015

Defra’s statistics show a 0.7 per cent drop in England’s recycling rate in 2015 Provisional data published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) suggests that England’s recycling rate fell in 2015 for the first time in over 10 years. The provisional data was released on March 22 and shows that recycling […]

Department for Business increases 2016 WEEE collection targets

The WEEE collection target has been increased by 16,000 tonnes for 2016 The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has increased its 2016 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection targets following the release of collection data for 2015, which suggested that the initial target was not ambitious enough. The initial WEEE collection target for […]

Glasgow manufacturer fined for waste packaging offences

A food manufacturer in Glasgow has been fined for flouting business packaging regulations A food manufacturer based in Glasgow has been prosecuted by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) for failing in its responsibility to recover and recycle waste packaging. Walter Black Foods of Drumhead Road, Cambuslang Investment Park, were investigated by SEPA in October […]

Mansfield business owner fined for controlled waste offences

Tattoo parlour owner fined in court for fly-tipping controlled waste near his home A Mansfield business owner has appeared in Mansfield Magistrates’ Court after council officers connected him to the illegal dumping of controlled waste. The fly-tipped rubbish was found by a Mansfield District Council Neighbourhood Warden in August last year in Hermitage Lane, Mansfield. […]

Wood recycling firms concerned following new EA guidelines

Waste business owners are worried about the EA’s new fire prevention plan The owners of waste wood firms across England are being encouraged by the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) to lobby their local MPs, as its claims the Environmental Agency’s new fire prevention regulations are “not fit for purpose”. The Fire Prevention Plan (FPP) has […]

Wiltshire man sentenced for operating illegal waste business

Scrap yard owner receives suspended jail sentence for waste offences The owner of a Wiltshire scrap yard and metal recycling centre has been handed a 18-month suspended jail sentence for operating a waste business without the necessary environmental permits. Lee Hazel, owner of Melksham Metal Recycling, appeared in Swindon Crown Court on two occasions while […]

County Durham men fined for fly-tipping controlled waste

Two men fined in court for fly-tipping air conditioning units and carpet Two County Durham men have appeared in Peterlee Magistrates’ Court after being prosecuted by Durham County Council who caught the two men dumping waste items on rural land. Andrew Forth and John Bowes used a van to travel to Warren House Gill, Horden, […]

UK government says no to coffee cup tax

Paper coffee cups are not to be taxed in near future The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed that the UK government will not be imposing a coffee cup tax on throwaway paper cups handed out by coffee shops such as Starbucks and Costa. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for […]

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