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Greater producer responsibility and ‘recycling tax’ in UK proposals

The UK Government has unveiled policy initiatives to boost recycling and broaden the national producer responsibility regime. Four different public…

Being smarter about high-rise recycling

People living in flats in London say it is not easy enough to recycle and they do not have the…

EMR fined for breaching competition ruling

European Metal Recycling (EMR) and its parent company Ausurus Group have been fined a total of £300 000 (EUR 340…

Increased regulation ‘from overseas’ drives UK recycler to invest

UK-based Mick George Recycling has installed a new waste segregation station at the firm’s facility at Dogsthorpe, Peterborough in the…

2019 award for recycling-boosting design kicks off

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) has launched the 2019 Design for Recycling (DFR) Award. This is ISRI’s highest…

That sticky Christmas challenge unwrapped

A UK recycler has issued a timely warning about the problems caused by the unsustainable use of adhesive tape in…

Recyclers urged to act over ‘hazardous’ plastic scrap

The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is calling on recycling associations and businesses to lobby their Governments over proposed changes…

Time for a ‘radical overhaul’ of UK recycling sector

A group of business leaders in the UK has called on the Government to stop ‘passing the buck to some…

UK innovators get US$ 85 million backing to make packaging more sustainable

The UK Government has committed £60 million (US$ 85 million) to fund innovative ways of developing more sustainable forms of…

UK needs stronger producer responsibility and crime crackdown

Recyclers have heard a call to arms as the UK government prepares to unveil its resources and waste strategy before…

Crime concern over UK aluminium packaging recycling

Competition regulators are being urged to investigate the possibility of illegal restrictive practices in the UK’s extended responsibility scheme for…