Collect and Recycle

‘Watershed’ scrap metal laws come into force

On October 1, new scrap metal recycling legislation – the Scrap Metal Dealers’ Act 2013 – came into force, replacing a 1964 Act and being welcomed by both councils and the dealers themselves. The new law hands local authorities enhanced powers to tackle the theft of scrap metal, reports Collect...

Recycling targets could be missed ‘by half of EU countries’

A European Commission official has admitted that the Waste Framework Directive’s statutory recycling targets could be missed by more than half of EU Member States, hazardous waste collection specialist Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) reports. A policy official from the European Commission’s DG Environment’s waste section, Michel Sponar, said that between...

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