Tharsus engineering is introducing an innovatory glass crushing unit, for the commercial recycling of glass in a new five year contract win with Ekko Glass Crush and Collect. The engineering firm has partnered with the Scottish-based recycling experts to design and manufacture their own brand of glass compacting units.
‘Whether it’s vegetable peelings, coffee jars, shampoo bottles or food waste, there are lots of items we can recycle.’ The UK has a colossal national wastage, but as ‘Recycle Now’ – the organisation that encourages us to think before we bin – is keen to stress, this could easily be reduced, and help the environment: […]
“Pay as you throw” charges for household waste have been ruled out by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
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 […]