The UK is currently on course to meet recycling obligations for all key packaging materials, according to the latest figures published on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD), though the potential Chinese ban on some imports could see more price volatility on the horizon.
The data, which shows the amount of recycling of key packaging materials throughout quarters one and two (Q1 and Q2) of 2017, show that each has completed over 50 per cent of its recycling target.
A possible extension of the landfill tax to punish illegal disposal and new packaging recycling targets for paper, aluminium, steel and wood were included in today’s Budget, but climate change policies were a notable omission.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector, including a new head of the Wood Recyclers Association, plastic recycling at Fusion Festival and recycling rewards for a children's heart charity.
The Environment Agency has released new guidelines on the production of fire prevention plans for waste and recycling sites, which it believes will help reduce the incidence of fires. But what do they mean for recycling businesses?
Hadfield Wood Recyclers has been awarded a contract to supply biomass fuel to a new Green Investment Bank-backed £25-million plant in North Wales that could generate enough energy to power 2,400 homes.
The Wood Recyclers Association is urging the Environment Agency to reconsider elements of its revised fire protection plan guidance, which it says does not put enough emphasis on preventative measures.
The UK’s total household waste recycling rate rose to 44.9 per cent in 2014, up from 44.1 per cent in 2013, according to official statistics released today (15 December) by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
Landowners are being urged by the Environment Agency to be mindful of their responsibilities regarding illegal waste storage after 100,000 tyres and 3,000 cubic metres of plastic bales were removed from sites.