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: […]
It is heartening to see that WRG’s values are well enough grounded in the basic essentials which in the end are so important to raise recycling rates, that they publicise individual successes by the staff at the sites they develop and run, and that they have issued the press release duplicated below. However, the Waster […]
Advantages of BSI PAS 108 Tyre Bales: A New Sustainable Use for a Problem Waste A simple act by WRAP should revolutionise the use of tyre bales in civil engineering and landscape applications, sustainably using this material where otherwise resources would be wasted in their disposal. It will be obvious to our Wastersblog waste management […]
Britain’s paper recycling strategy is under increasing strain after a collapse in waste prices in recent weeks, according to a leading industry organisation. The worst-case scenario is that some material collected for recycling could go to incineration or landfill.
The following is our archived post in which we introduced the idea of a Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) template, which would be used to develop consistently high quality Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) at the start of all constrcution projects over £300,000 in value. “WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has launched (on 26 […]
The Problem with Recycling, as presently practised throughout the EU, is it’s ineffective to fight climate change. It’s not just the WastersBlog saying this. The UK Environment Agency has been saying it! Nothing has changed since we first posted the following article on this subject back in 2007, except that the problems are now more […]
Guest Author: Davis Green I am going to be very politically incorrect and discuss the recycling problems, and whether recycling might actually be a waste of time, money and energy. There are many problems with recycling. Why is nobody talking about them? Most of us feel guilty if we do not take the trouble to […]