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Extend kerbside collections to reduce scrap fire risk, says BMRA

The UK Government is being urged to legislate for kerbside collections of unwanted waste electrical equipment (WEEE) and lithium-ion batteries…

Australian supermarkets suspend film collections

Recycling of plastic film in Australia has been set back by the suspension of a major collection programme operated by…

Glass collection across EU at new high

EU nations achieved a record average glass collection rate of 78% in 2019, two percentage points higher than the year…

The Plastic Bank close to 2 billion collection record

Non-profit organisation The Plastic Bank has collected over 1.8 billion PET bottles since its launch in 2013. This represents 37.3…

Pandemic and disrupted collections drive Indian scrap paper price surge

The second wave of the pandemic in India and intermittent lockdown since last March have triggered a doubling of waste…

Smart app to boost e-scrap collection from Jakarta to Singapore

Advanced communications technology is forming the base of new and promising initiatives to tackle fast growing volumes of electronic scrap…

US battery collection rises 11% during coronavirus crisis

Call2Recycle collected a record 3 700 tonnes of used batteries for recycling in the US in 2020, an unexpected bonus…

Tomra’s multi-feed system will take collection rates to new heights

Consumers can for the first time pour more than 100 empty beverage containers and bottles into a reverse vending machine…

DS Smith’s new recycling director: ‘Focus on separate collections’

Paper and packaging producer DS Smith has appointed Dutchman Rogier Gerritsen as managing director of its recycling division. He will…

Tyre collection rates down 80% in Europe

‘Only about 40 of the 90 or more tyre recycling plants in Europe remained open during Covid-19 pandemic,’ says end-of-life…

Another Greek tragedy: ‘the whole e-scrap collection system collapsed’

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the electronics recycling sector in Greece, according to Thomas Papageorgiou, compliance…