A collaboration between Centro Rottami, Indinvest LT and TOMRA has seen an increase in aluminium recycling levels.
Italian scrap recycler Centro Rottami has been handling aluminium scraps for a decade using TOMRA separating units in order to supply a nearby foundry, run by metal manufacturer Indinvest LT, with the recycled matter. This repurposed aluminium is then turned into 85 per cent recycled content billet.
A new report published by WEEE Forum calls for action on the treatment of WEEE as scrap metal, urging competent authorities to penalise facilities that illegitimately incorporate WEEE into their unreported waste flows.
The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that it will be increasing storage limits at waste transfer stations under its new standard rules permits, with details revealed in a consultation response document on Monday (24 August).
Eunomia Research and Consulting has announced that it will be providing technical support to Zero Waste Scotland and the National Bed Federation (NBF) on a project to assess extended producer responsibility (EPR) approach to improve mattress circularity in Scotland.
Authorised Treatment Facilities handle over one million end of life vehicles every year in the UK, but with car sales falling by 98 per cent, could a scrappage scheme be needed to support these recycling facilities?
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has urged the government to accelerate the transition to a circular economy as part of a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the climate crisis, reiterating its call for a ban on biodegradable waste to landfill by 2025.