SEPA has announced that plasterboard that meets BSI PAS109:2008 won’t count as waste. This is very encouraging to the recycling companies invloved.
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 […]
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!
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 Â£640 million waste and recycling contract with Veolia Environmental Services.
The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a Â£800,000 package to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills in Wales of which Â£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 Â£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 the announcement made in our article below should, at the very least have provided a UK municipal MRF search tool with a list of addresses and operator names. This is a glaring gap in the available information on these plants in Britain. Scroll […]
Article extract from the UK Telegraph newspaper: Mountains of recycled rubbish spring up across UK as market for waste collapses. Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of unwanted recycling is being stockpiled as contractors struggle to sell off used cans, newspapers and cardboard collected from households. By Christopher Hope, Whitehall Editor, and Caroline Gammell Last Updated: […]