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2009 Dawn of the Circular Economy 1st Year Landfill was More Expensive than Recycling

In 2009 in the UK a number of things came together which changed the waste management scene like never before. Waste, Yes! Common rubbish became a resource and an opportunity.

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3 Ways to Recycle Plastics – A Taxing Question or “Extended Producer Responsibility”?

We need better ways to Recycle Plastics, because currently improving the dire situation on the sustainability of plastics, just isn’t working, so is it best to see the solution as a taxing question, deposit return schemes, or a need for new extended Producer Responsibility requirements to make the plastics producers pay the true cost of […]

At Last Recycling in the UK Truly Makes Sense at the Bywaters Recycling and Recovery Facility, Bow, London

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.

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More Effort Needed to ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ says UK Environment Agency

The UK Environment Agency continually calls on the nation to reduce, reuse and recycle as much of our waste as possible. It’s for our own good! Read-on to find out all you could want to know about it! Back in 2007, Barbara Young, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, said: “We need to improve our […]

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What Is Allerton Waste Recovery Park?

Allerton Waste Recovery Park, is a waste management facility for North Yorkshire and the City of York which was commissioned in early 2018. The Allerton Waste Recovery Park accepts municipal and commercial waste and includes a materials recovery facility, a 24MWe EfW plant (incinerator) handling 320,000 tonnes per year of waste and a 1.1MWe biogas plant. […]

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Coffee Cup Recycling – Has DS Smith Got the Solution for the UK?

So, what’s this about coffee cup recycling? To bring you up to date with recent events on Coffee Cup Recycling, we need to turn back the clock to 2008. In 2008, Starbucks declared that it would go over to a 100% recyclable paper cup in all its stores, and increase re-use to 25% by 2015. […]

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New York City Landfills – NYC Was Once Notorious for Polluting Garbage Sites

New York City Landfills: For many years New York City was Notorious for Its Polluting Landfills. New York City, in simple terms its 5 districts, having a population of over 8 million and all in a location smaller sized than a lot of states presents a massive waste problem. You can simply think of how much […]

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UK Business Adopts the Circular Economy While EU Taxpayers Fund It

We decided on our headline for this article, “UK Business Adopts the Circular Economy While in EU Taxpayers Fund It”, after reading the several news releases published this month. It struck us what a big contrast existed between the UK’s quite successful approach to encouraging the circular economy, and the actions of the EU. The […]

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6 Recycling Lessons You Can Benefit From Today

We bring you 6 mini Recycling Lessons you can benefit from today. In this article, we explain the main types of materials which you should be recycling from your own domestic household waste, and why it is important to make sure that you do separate these materials from your “residual” waste which for most people goes […]