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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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Ensuring workplace safety at all times

Creating and establishing a safe working environment for people is a necessity and it does not have to be seen as an arduous chore. Health and safety is an area of constant concern for many businesses and it only takes a slightly casual approach to one element of this for an accident to occur with potentially very serious consequences. Companies should always be mindful of

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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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Environment Agency says lamp recycling is moving towards the light

The Environment Agency has released figures which show an increase in the rate of recycling lamps from one year to another. In the UK, 39.5% of the total lamp tonnage sold in the country was recycled by producer Compliance Schemes in the year 2012. This is an improvement from the figures published in 2008, when data was forest recorded, and the rate stood at 23.2%

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Austria tops the league for European recycling

Austria definitely takes environmental care seriously and the proof of that is the announcement that it topped the European Recycling league. The country has a very impressive record of 63% waste that are being recycled and composted. Not far behind are countries like Germany with an equally impressive rate of 62%, Belgium with 58%, Netherlands and Switzerland both with 51%.

Though five countries have already

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New scheme launched to improve recycling in Bournemouth

A new waste recycling scheme is going to be launched across Bournemouth as part of a new plan to help improve the recycling rates of the town. Already Bournemouth has one of the top recycling rates in the nation and is known sending a very meager 19% of its wastes to landfills.

Now the council helps to improve that waste rate by even more with

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Many countries still falling short of recycling targets according to latest data

New data shows many countries are going to fail meeting the 50% target for recycling by 2020, according to an European Environment Agency (EEA) report. Recycling in the UK went up faster than most other countries in Europe, even though it started at a lower point back in 2001 when the goals were established. Recycling rates were around 12% for most of the municipal waste

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South west recycling set to be exported for processing

Some of the South West’s recycling collection is going to be sent abroad to be processed so they can help reduce the costs of landfills. As a result of the new programme, the majority of recycling will be sent to Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, and Somerset will be sent out to other locations in the UK. Only a small percentage will be locally dealt with.


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New review set to look into the way UK law interprets EU waste directives

A new review is set to begin this week in Cardiff and will dig into UK law trying to find out whether the British justice system interprets EU waste directives properly. An organisation called Campaign for Real Recycling have brought the UK government to court claiming that the collections that are happening around the country do not follow EU directives under the Waste Framework set

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New Scottish recycling programme makes the news headlines

Recycling is in the news again with a new pilot programme in Scotland where nine organisations will maintain the schemes which will reward people based on how many empty cans and bottle they recycle. The discount vouchers can be exchanged for charity donations as well, based on user preference.

The way this pilot will work is that a number of vending machines will be positioned

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