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‘Cities like Milan put London’s recycling rates to shame’

United Kingdom – London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to increase the UK capital’s recycling rate from 33% to 42%…

UK improves recycling rate but still well short of EU target

United Kingdom – The UK achieved a 45.2% recycling rate in 2016 – up from 44.6% in the previous year,…

Europe: PET collection and recycling rates increase in 2016

Europe – Out of 3.147 million tonnes of PET bottles and containers placed on the European market in 2016, some…

US sees robust sales but lower recycling rate for PET containers

United States – The US recycling rate for polyethylene containers dropped to 28.4% in 2016 from 30.1% in 2015, reckons…

Axion: Marker technology ‘not the answer’ to increasing recycling rates

United Kingdom – Methods to detect different polymer types – such as use of fluorescent pigments and digital watermarks –…

New secretary urged to tackle England’s recycling rate drop

United Kingdom – The UK’s newly-appointed environment secretary Michael Gove has been urged to take ‘urgent action’ to reverse the…

EuRIC affirms position on measuring recycling rates

Europe – There is ‘substantial room for improvement in the method chosen by the European Parliament to measure recycling rates’€™,…

APEAL: steel ‘ideally positioned’ to reach ambitious recycling rates

Europe – ‘With 76% recycled in Europe in 2014, steel is ideally positioned to reach ambitious but achievable recycling rates…

Deposits boost Germany’s PET bottle recycling rate

Germany – Germany recycled 93.5% of its PET bottles in 2015, concludes a new study by Forum PET. The research…

MSW recycling rate shows minimal growth in USA

United States – The overall recycling rate for municipal solid waste in the USA increased to 34.6% in 2014, up…

Halloween is Hell for recycling rates

United Kingdom – Halloween is the season of nasty surprises, and there’€™s none bigger than the thousands of tonnes of…