UK supermarket chain Morrisons has published its food waste figures for the first time, revealing that 11,000 tonnes of food went to waste from its stores in 2017/18, while its food waste reduction schemes go from strength to strength.
Paper manufacturer James Cropper has set its sights on recycling some of the 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups thrown away every year in the UK, partnering with London waste collection company Paper Round.
The supermarket giant has allegedly dropped its ‘Waste Less, Save More’ food waste reduction initiative after its trial in the town of Swadlincote produced poor results, claiming its ‘customers’ priorities had changed’.
Recycling and waste management company Viridor has teamed up with plastic recycling specialists Polymer Industries to provide an end of life solution for hard hats, aiming to divert thousands of tonnes of complex plastic away from landfill.
Alderney’s States Works Department has contracted Somerset-based recycling machinery specialist Middleton Engineering to supply and install a new closed-end, semi-automatic baler at its Glacis recycling centre.
Plastic recycling charity RECOUP has announced it will be holding its Plastics Recycling Conference on 27 September 2018, with the aim of pushing the UK plastics industry to be more proactive in tackling plastic waste.
A national plant pot take-back scheme has been launched by the Horticultural Trade Association (HTA), which will enable its members to send trays and pots for recycling, but why do the items prove problematic for local authorities?
Construction waste business Mick George Ltd has announced it has come to an agreement with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to collect waste from each of its 14 operating locations across Bedfordshire.