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  • Government delays packaging strategy due to carbon query

    A packaging stakeholder insider has told MRW that the new packaging strategy is being delayed because of a question raised at a packaging policy meeting with Environment Minister Jane Kennedy. The insider said that at a packaging policy for England meeting with Kennedy before Christmas, people were asking her:' ‘How can you have a packaging policy without a product policy?’ And that is what they ...

  • UK paper recycling increases 7.5%

    The UK Confederation of Paper Industry (CPI) has analysed paper mill raw material usage and HM Revenue and Customs (HM R&C) trade data which shows solid progress through 2007 in the recovery of used paper products from the waste stream for recycling. The data suggests that just over 8.7 million tonnes of recovered paper was either used in the UK (46%, 4.05 million tonnes), or exported for ...

  • Dispute causes Edinburgh recycling increase

    Edinburgh has seen its recycling rate soar following a work-to-rule in July by bin men in the Scottish capital. Council figures show that recycle banks were the beneficiary as householders sought new ways to deal with their waste and reduce the amount going into wheelie bins. The number of cans recycled in banks rose by 81 per cent in July to 10.5 tonnes and 29.5 tonnes of plastic bottles were ...

  • Courtauld results show packaging down and food redistribution up

    The first year results of the Courtauld Commitment Phase 3, released today by WRAP, show an approximate 4.5% reduction of the carbon impacts of packaging, while food waste prevention efforts have led to 80% more food being redistributed. Signatories’ efforts to reduce packaging, increase recycled content and use different packaging materials has contributed to a significant reduction in the ...

  • Sharing the Waste, Sharing the Wealth

    In a depot near Canelones, Uruguay, a team of men and women wearing boiler suits and safety gloves separate glass, cans and plastic on a conveyor belt. Machines cleaning and packaging the materials for recycling can be heard whirring in the background. Crates packed full of newly recycled plastic bottles line the walls of the warehouse waiting to be sent to the processing plant. It is near the ...

  • EA warns packaging producer compliance schemes to comply with obligations

    The Environment Agency has written a letter to UK packaging producer compliance schemes to warn them to comply with their 2009 packaging waste obligations. Packaging chain companies are obliged to hold Packaging Recovery Notes, as evidence that their legal responsibility to recover and recycle has been fulfilled. A PRN is a document that provides evidence that a waste reprocessor has turned waste ...

  • Clinical Win for GPT Waste

    We are proud to announce that we have secured a 2 year, clinical waste management contract for St John & St Elizabeth Hospital This prestigious two year hospital waste management contract will see waste streams including all healthcare waste and eventually the GMW and recyclable waste. There will also be the opportunity for GPT Waste to ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • Policy Exchange backs UK split from Circular Economy package

    According to the Policy Exchange which compiled the report, titled ‘Going Round in Circles’, the UK should seek to define its own approach to waste policy, instead of adopting the EU’s proposed Circular Economy Package. Policy Exchange claims that the UK’s adoption of the Circular Economy package would be costly to businesses Policy Exchange claims that adoption of the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • VACUREMA – THE PET recycling technology of the future

    A unique process has become the world's most successful PET recycling technology within only a short space of time: the patented VACUREMA technology from Austria's plant engineering specialists EREMA. Since it was launched, the patented VACUREMA process has become established as the global standard in processing not only post-consumer PET bottle flakes but also in-house PET waste. Over 140 ...

  • Chinese interest in Eldan Recycling machinery

    In March Eldan Recycling had the great honor of receiving a delegation from the Chinese company CEEDI Group. This more than 1000 man power strong company is an integrated service supplier of project consulting, engineering design, construction management and EPC contracting for domestic and overseas construction projects. CEEDI Group is planning to implement advanced recycling technology in China ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • EU Commission adopts 70% recycling plan

    The European Commission has adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling in the Member States. Achieving the new waste targets would create 580.000 new jobs compared to today’s performance, while making Europe more competitive and reducing demand for costly scarce resources. The proposals also mean lower environmental impacts and reduced greenhouse gas ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Secured Mail introduces new recycling station

    Downstream mail provider Secured Mail has introduced a new recycling station within its Luton facility, as the company works towards ISO14001 accreditation. Delivering more than 500 million items for retailers and other businesses, every year, it’s no surprise Secured Mail has a variety of packaging ‘waste’ arisings to handle. Plastic film and ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • LGA call for supermarkets to reveal how much packaging they produce

    The Local Government Association has written to Environment Secretary Hilary Benn to call on the Government to force supermarkets to reveal how much packaging they produce much to the disappointment of a packaging industry trade body. In a letter to Benn, the LGA calls for the information to be published so that shoppers can “see hard evidence to back up supermarkets’ claims that they are taking ...

  • Best options for disposing construction waste

    A recent study investigated the environmental impact of the disposal of construction waste in Catalonia, Spain. The study suggests that the best options are to recycle construction waste where possible, incinerate the rest and landfill when there is no other option. These findings are in line with the waste hierarchy specified in the Waste Framework Directive1. About 6.3 million tonnes of ...

  • Does Extended Producer Responsibility Deliver on Recycling Promises?

    U.S. communities and states that have implemented alternatives to extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies are achieving high municipal solid waste recycling rates at reasonable costs, while also addressing a wider spectrum of the waste stream than narrowly-focused EPR mandates, according to a new study conducted by consulting firm SAIC for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Public confidence in recycling a priority, says Kennedy

    Environment Minister Jane Kennedy has told Parliament that maintaining public confidence in recycling is a priority, despite market concerns. Responding to questions about the recycled materials market from MP Geoffrey Cox, Kennedy said her department was well informed on the matter, maintaining close contact with major players. She said Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ...

  • Is Europe needlessly wasting valuable materials?

    According to a report published by Friends of the Earth, Europe is failing to manage its resources sustainably by unnecessarily sending valuable materials to incineration and landfill. The study published by the Friends of the Earth also claims that Europeans are particularly wasteful when it comes to textiles with 75% of the 5.8 million tonnes ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Global Plastic Production Rises, Recycling Lags

    For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans each year, writes Gaelle Gourmelon, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Worldwatch Institute, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • At the highest international level: A top performance from the waste and waste-water industry

    The task of dealing with waste is changing rapidly, with the focus moving away from simple disposal and towards exploiting all recoverable substances. Europe, and Germany in particular, has taken on a leading role in this regard. This is demonstrated firstly by the high levels of expenditure on environmental protection, and secondly by the wealth of highly innovative technological developments. ...


    By Koelnmesse

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