More than 1.5 million tonnes of illegal hazardous waste materials have been uncovered, by a global operation led by international crime agency INTERPOL.
The ’30 days of action’, featuring cooperation between police, customs, border and environmental agencies from 43 countries, took place in June this year, and sought to uncover all types of illegal waste, such as medical, industrial, construction and household waste.
The operation was initiated by INTERPOL’s Pollution Crime... More
The UK’s first battery recycling facility is set to open this autumn after Ecosurety and Belmont Trading today announced a partnership that aims to make the UK self-sufficient in battery recycling as it prepares to leave the EU.
Consumers want more secure and convenient retailer trade-in schemes for their gadgets, providing an opportunity for more sustainable business models and partnership opportunities for recyclers, says WRAP.
For the sixth year running, an annual electronic recycling event in Cambridge, held on the University of Cambridge’s campus, allows students, residents and local businesses to recycle their electronic waste for free.
Online electrical products retailer AO has completed the acquisition of The Recycling Group (TRG) and established a new recycling branch, AO Recycling, which aims to recycle a fifth of the UK’s waste fridges every year.
A route map to turn London into one of the world’s most resource efficient cities has been launched by LWARB, calling on stakeholders from local government to community groups to carry out a range of actions targeting five key areas including food waste and plastics.
Axion Consulting has announced that it is moving forward with the next phase of the WRAP-led Critical Raw Materials Recovery project aiming to increase the recovery of critical raw materials used in electronic devices.
The European Parliament has voted to take on proposals to raise the European recycling target to 70 per cent by 2030 and to determine a single calculation method for recycling rates ahead of negotiations for the EU’s Circular Economy Package.
China has established a year-long crackdown on the illegal smuggling of foreign waste, as it also continues to reject poorly-sorted legitimate shipments, sending 160 containers of contaminated paper recycling back to Ireland.