Casepak renews its vows with Rutland with three-year waste contract
UK recycling company Casepak has been awarded a three-year contract to process 3,800 tonnes per annum of Rutland County Council’s mixed recyclables after the contract was put out to tender earlier this year.
The contract began at the start of May 2017 after the competitive selection process and continues Casepak’s relationship with Rutland County Council. with the two having worked together since 2011.
Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for Bio-Based Material of the Year 2017.
With European guidance still going through the bureaucratic process and national policy seemingly well down the pecking order, local and regional authorities can take the reins and steer their areas into a more circular way of living.
Following updated guidance suggesting black plastic be added to ‘not recycled’ lists, the BBC magazine programme has taken a look at the difficulty in sorting such plastic trays, as well as a potential solution.
Lord’s has become the first cricket ground to be run on 100 per cent renewable energy and incorporate resource-efficient features into a new stand as statistics reveal the impact of climate change on the sport.