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Scotland’s recycling rate extends beyond 44%

Scotland – Local authorities in Scotland recycled 44.3% of the household waste they collected in 2015 – an increase of…

EC recycling rate calculation methods ‘not suitable’

Europe – Europe’€™s electronics manufacturing and recycling industries have called for consistency in the calculation of recycling rates. According to…

UK’s aluminium foil recycling rate more than doubled

United Kingdom – The number of local authorities collecting empty aerosol containers for recycling has increased from 87 to 96%…

Small increase in England’s recycling rate

United Kingdom – The recycling, reuse and composting rate in England reached 44.8% in the 12 months to December 2014,…

MSW recycling rate remains above 34% in USA

United States – The municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling rate in the USA was 34.3% in 2013 and thus almost…

UK government urged to tackle stalled recycling rates

United Kingdom – The UK Parliament wants the British government to take more action to reduce waste and improve recycling…

Paper recycling rate approaches 72% in Europe

Europe – Europe’s paper recycling rate was 71.7% last year, according to a statement from the European Recovered Paper Council…

USA paper recycling rate dips

United States – The American Forest & Paper Association has revealed that the recycling rate for paper and paperboard averaged…

Steel packaging edges nearer 80% recycling rate in Europe

Europe – A total of 2.7 million tonnes of steel packaging was recycled to make new steel products throughout Europe…

China’s plastics recycling rate reaches 30%

Asia – China has seen growth in domestic collection and utilisation of plastic scrap, according to Ning Hongtao, president of…

EPR can boost recycling rates

United States – Extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes for packaging and printed paper can significantly increase recycling rates at similar…