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UK aluminium recycling shines

Aluminium packaging recycling rates in the UK exceeded their total target for 2020 with three months of the year still…

US-UK merger: aircraft recycling ready for lift off

US recycler North American Aerospace Industries (NAAI) has merged with UK firm Aircraft Interior Recycling Association (AIRA). The business deal…

E-scrap ‘microbrewery’ coming to the UK in 2021

Mint Innovation has restarted the construction of its first UK-based commercial-scale refinery extracting precious metals from electronics. Work was temporarily…

UK port to host innovative tyre recycling plant

A Norwegian company developing the chemical recycling of waste tyres has chosen the UK port of Sunderland to construct its…

Greensteel boost for UK scrap

Liberty Steel Group UK (LSUK) is looking to double production of greensteel at one of its UK plants, processing scrap…

China and Indonesia ‘show need’ for UK paper mill investment

The UK’s Recycling Association is calling on its government to support investment in UK paper and cardboard recycling infrastructure on…

Don’t cut collections, say UK recyclers

The UK Government is being urged to require normal levels of household recycling collections to guarantee sufficient materials for the…

Coronavirus causing ‘huge difficulty’ for UK recovered paper

The coronavirus outbreak is hitting the recovered paper sector hard, according to the UK’s Recycling Association. ‘Container availability has become…

Compliance fee hinders UK e-scrap recyclers

UK compliance schemes collected 494 976 tonnes of end-of-life electronics last year. The Environment Agency says this represents 90% of…

Special crime unit battles UK’s illegal waste activities

The UK has set up a new taskforce to tackle serious and organised waste crime. The Joint Unit for Waste…

UK metals recycling body marks 100th birthday

Hundreds of UK metal recyclers have gathered in London to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their association. In 1919, a…