Concerns over how Scotland’s deposit return scheme (DRS) will affect small businesses were raised at a roundtable of industry experts yesterday (12 November), with the Federation of Small Businesses calling for an exemption for businesses whose premises are under 200 square feet in size.
Statistics from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency reveal that Scotland’s household recycling rate for 2018 has fallen by 0.9 per cent, though the carbon impact of Scottish household waste has also fallen once again.
The Scottish Government has submitted legislation for the introduction of its deposit return scheme (DRS) for beverage containers, with the scheme currently slated for a 1 April 2021 commencement date.
Key stakeholders from across the packaging supply chain have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove to outline their priorities for the next stage of delivery of the Resources and Waste Strategy.
P&D Materials Recovery (PDMR) Ltd engaged Impact Air Systems to assist with cleaning glass at its purpose-built recycling plant at Chatham Docks to achieve a consistent and cost-effective saleable product, with positive results.
Waste management company Biffa has called on the government to recommend the separate collection of paper and card from households in addition to food waste in its eventual core materials collection model.
Eunomia Chairman Dominic Hogg welcomes the release of four government consultations on packaging waste and recycling – but will a lack of joined-up thinking impede the creation of a coherent final system?
Every year we throw away millions of tonnes of wrapping paper, decorations, food and other debris left over from the Christmas festivities. If you’re struggling to know what to do with your waste, check out Resource’s short recycling guide.