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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…

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…

New battery collection milestone for Call2Recycle

More than 7.5 million pounds (3 400 tonnes) of batteries were responsibly recycled in the US last year, according to…

Industry unites to realise 90% glass collection

The European glass packaging industry says it strives to collect 90% of glass for recycling by 2030. The ambitious target…

Cash fund to boost UK e-scrap collection

The recycling and reuse of small electrical and electronic in the UK has been boosted by a £3.5m fund. The…

Separate collections more vital than ever

Belgium – ‘Separate collection for high-quality recycling is particularly important in light of China’s waste import ban,’ it has been…

Fee-based all-battery offering is boosting collections across North America

United States/Canada – North America’s largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling programme Call2Recycle has reported that its partners, stewards and…