Recycling News

Hazardous Uk Waste Returned By Brazil

Three British men have been arrested after approximately 1500 tonnes of hazardous waste sent from the UK has been refused by Brazil.

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This Waste Is Electric!

A new Scotgen facility is due to open this month in Dumfries. The facility, the first of its kind in Scotland, will convert waste into electricity and is licensed to take 60,000 tonnes of both non-hazardous and hazardous waste.

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Trade your old mobile for airmiles

Consumers can now be offered up to 750 air miles for their unwanted mobile phones. has joined forces with Shp Ltd in this new recycling venture.

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Big Tidy cleans up

The big Tidy campaign has bagged over 50,000 bags of rubbish and in September will be celebrating its first birthday. 14,650 groups nationwide make up this fantastic scheme that is making our environment a nicer place to live in.

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Glastonbury festival provide WEEE recycling facilities

This year, the countries most renowned outdoor festival has gone one step further in its quest to remain an environmentally friendly organisation and provide collection points for waste electrical equipment and used batteries.

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Package conscious consumers

New research undertaken by the IGD reveals that there is much more of an active interest being taken by supermarket shoppers than ever before.

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GHD straighten out fines

The  leading hair care brand GHD, have been charged £9,626 in fines after the Environment Agency uncovered waste packaging charges had not been paid.

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No space for waste

Research carried out, has found that 75% of new build homes in the Uk do not have adequate space for recycling facilities.

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Eco beach

As the recession forces many to take their annual summer vacation in the Uk, Brighton and Hove City Council are well prepared.

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Viridor expand

Viridor, currently based in Taunton, has just closed a deal to buy out the Manchester based paper recycling company Waste Management Ltd.

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Green light for eco-towns

 The government has just set the ball rolling for the first four eco-towns to be built in the Uk.

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Wind turbine company job losses

 Vestas wind Turbine Company has had to close two of its facilities, leaving 425 workers unemployed.

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Vinyl flooring to be recycled

 A new recycling scheme has been set up by flooring manufacturers Polyflor and Altro to launch in September this year.

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Electrical goods up for donation

An extremely generous recycling company in the Southwest of England has kindly offered to donate electrical appliances to charities in the region.

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Pay as you throw

 As the new micro chipped wheelie bin idea starts to make its debut, three local councils are ready to give the scheme a trial.

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Trade waste misconduct to be tackled

The MWDA (Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority), are making it necessary for commercial traders to own a permit for dumping their waste in household waste recycling centres on the Wirral.

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Revolutionary BulkyWaste Service launched

Commercial recycler and social welfare charity, Recycling Lives, has launched its BulkyWaste Service as a dotcom.

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Tesco 'touch' up on their green side with touch screens

Supermarket chain Tesco, have been piloting a new scheme in a bid to reduce the amount of energy used in their stores.
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Bulky waste collection service changes in Hartlepool

The current bulky waste service run by Hartlepool Borough Council is set to make changes to its service.

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Number Plates

Yes, you heard correct, number plates! Did you know that number plates on cars, motorbikes and other vehicles are one of the most lucrative items that you can recycle from a vehicle before it gets scrapped?

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