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Firefighter charity thanks public for their support in textile recycling

The Fire Fighters Charity has expressed their gratitude for the support they received by people raising £1m by donating to its textile recycling programme. Since the inception of the Charity in 2009, they have been able to divert more than 7000 tonnes of clothing from the landfill sites.

The Fire Fighters Charity’s first textile bank was at the Kettering Fire Station and due to the

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Woman launches Christmas card recycling campaign in Hertfordshire

A Stevenage woman is in charge of a campaign that aims to get everyone in Hertfordshire to recycle their Christmas cards. According to figures, if just one Christmas card per person were recycled then this would lead to the planting of 1,100 trees across the county.

Lisette Stribling aged 35 is the Woodland Trust campaign and she is working hard to make sure that once

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EE the latest member to join CompareMyMobile.com

Another top network in UK for mobile phones has joined the comparison site that recycles gadgets CompareMyMobile.com. EE has also announced the launch of its gadget trading online service. It is the Recycle and Reward scheme, which facilitates the trade-in of devices ranging from tablet computers to mobile phones. Customers can compare the prices for devices currently on the market.

Customers were relieved to know

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New carton recycling unit opens in Stainland

Lord de Mauley, Resource Management Minister, will inaugurate a recycling unit for beverage cartons in Stainland. This factory is a collaborative effort of Sonoco Alcore, a packaging producer, and several carton manufacturers.

The facility will convert nearly 25000 tones of cartons into paperboard that will have industrial strength. Nearly 40% of the cartons used by food and drinks industry will be recycled in this fashion.

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Drinks container recycling initiative planned by environment secretary

According to the environment secretary, Scotland’s litter problem will be effectively tackled by proper schemes that offer incentives for recycling of drink containers. A feasibility study of adopting the same scheme from Sweden, called the deposit refund scheme, will be undertaken by Richard Lochhead.

The scheme adds a small fee to the cost of the drink, and this is refunded when the container is returned.

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PTT recycling

In the UK, over 70% of the plastic packaging collected is composed of plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays (PTT). It is essential to process a significant proportion of the huge tonnage of plastic so as to meet recycling targets set by resource minister Lord de Mauley.

Due to the barriers put up by traditional recipient countries, such as China, there has been a reduced

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Van drivers could be stopped from using recycling centres through the week

There is a proposal that van drivers should refrain from using recycling centres every Mondays through to Fridays in North Somerset. Furthermore, those people who use trailers or vans in disposing their household rubbish should only have 12 visits a year as per the new rules for recycling centres in Weston-super-Mare, Portishead, and Backwell.

The North Somerset Council will be introducing a permit scheme for

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What is a circular economy?

The phrase ‘circular economy’ is one that ought to be in the news more often, and probably will be in the near future. The fact is that if the idea behind the phrase becomes a guiding force, the ‘future’ will probably last a lot longer.

Today’s lifestyle in the UK and in most parts of the world is geared to the philosophy of ‘make it,

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Nappy recycling in doubt after plant closure

Councils that have been sending waste to the only nappy treatment facility in the UK are beginning to express their doubt over whether the recycling of nappies is going to be a viable option for those who live in the UK after the plant closed down.

Knowaste (Midlands) Ltd operated the plant which is a subsidy of the Canadian company Knowaste. The company claimed that

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Hilton hotel group start to recycle their old mattresses

Hilton, the global hotel chain, has started a new programme with the aim of recycling up to 85% of all of their old mattresses. The company launched the initiative last week and as part of it will attempt to recycle the wood, steel springs, cotton fibres, and quilt scrapings from the old mattresses. The materials can be recycled into new products such as flooring, construction

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