Waste Matchers launch SMILE. Waste Matchers – the re-use project – has announced a new service called the SMILE Network. The SMILE Network encourages collaboration between businesses through networking events in order to save costs and help the environment. At these events, businesses can offer items such as surplus products, byproducts, reusable items, office/warehouse space […]
Environment Agency unveiled a new strategy for tackling tomorrow’s waste, it will help businesses use resources more efficiently and divert more waste from landfill. This is to be a top target for the Environment Agency over the next five years. The new corporate strategy Creating A Better Place 2010-2015 also outlines the key waste-related challenges […]
Can Scotland really achieve Zero Waste? So far, things are looking good. However, the reports available suggest that in terms of the 40 percent target set for 2010, Scotland was at 34 percent as of March of this year. So there is therefore a significant amount to do… Read more!
Recycling is taking off in the UK! Find out how the UK industry has reached a profitability tipping point, and how one commercial recycling company is providing a leading recycling facility and waste management service for forward thinking industrial and commercial waste clients throughout London.
Coca-Cola’s Scottish factory announced plans to completely stop sending waste to landfill by the end of 2011 – another significant step towards making Scotland a zero waste society. The plant in East Kilbride, whose products include Coca-Cola, Fanta, Dr Pepper and Sprite, will improve its recycling facilities and work with an external waste contractor to […]
The Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority (MWDA) announced on May 19 that it has signed its £640 million waste and recycling contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a £800,000 package to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills in Wales of which £100,000 to help Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. In Merthyr Tydfil, the funding will be used for a door-knocking campaign to encourage more households to recycle. The remainder of the £800,000 […]
In the UK we throw away our cheap clothing so quickly that it is a major burden on the landfill industry. Much of this material can be resold and re-used. The UK Government is seeking to encourage this with better awareness of clothing recycling among the public, but will it be enough to meet EU […]
The Waster is often asked for a list of UK MRFs so this is at the very least going to fill this gap in the available information on these plants. WRAP launches new municipal MRF search tool to support closer communications across recycling supply chain 05 February 2009 Local authorities, reprocessors and other stakeholders in […]