The growing campaign to introduce a deposit-return scheme for bottles in the UK has gained more momentum after beverage giant Coca-Cola announced its support for a Scottish trial after years of opposition.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says residents that alert the council of fly-tippers and those not recycling properly should be rewarded, even suggesting that whistleblowers should receive refunds on their council tax.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including an appointment at Feedback, modernised recycling in Hackney, recycling for Sheffield Wednesday and a big night of catching Brighton fly-tippers.
SUEZ, one of the country’s largest waste management companies, has backed a deposit-return scheme, after reports emerged this week that officials at the Defra had said it was ‘unlikely’ that such a system would be considered as part of a forthcoming national litter strategy.
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.
Bolton Council is hailing the ‘great success’ of its introduction of slim bin, beating savings targets three months early, but fire chiefs have suggested the containers could be playing a part in increasing arson of ‘loose refuse’.