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UK Launches New Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy

A new blueprint designed by the UK Government called the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy is set to provide a greener future for the manufacturing and construction sector. Today’s measures will create and support 80,000 UK jobs over the next 30 years whilst cutting emissions by two-thirds in just 15 years,the UK...

Eight Cardboard Recycling Facts That Carry Weight

Recycling has never been easier, with accessible recycling points across the country, as well as the government's new waste system that allows you to organise your recycling at home. But, it is still important to be informed about the consequences of a world without recycling and look at what the...

How Much Waste Do We Recycle

Recycling in the UK has become a common discussion point amongst the population, parliament, and businesses. While it’s prevalence as an important limiter for climate change and environmental damage is obvious, many still fail to recycle effectively. In fact, 60% of the waste that is sent to the landfill yearly...

No need for heightened EU waste targets, government argues

The EU Waste Framework Directive’s proposed changes to statutory waste recycling targets have failed to win the support of the UK government, Collect and Recycle’s (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) many business clients may be interested to read. In its response to the consultation that the European Commission had launched on the review of...

Wales reaches 52 per cent recycling target

England may be struggling to remain on track to meet its own EU-set waste collections targets, but there have been no such issues for Wales, Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) can report, with the news that its 52 per cent statutory recycling target has now been achieved. The Welsh government opted...

Guidance on hazardous waste issued by Environment Agency

Responding to what it describes as a history of “serious incidents” in the hazardous waste treatment and storage sector, the Environment Agency has issued guidance aimed at helping to prevent them arising again in the future. This development may interest many companies taking advantage of the hazardous waste collection services...

Good news on the plastic packaging front in the third quarter

Many of those firms that receive money for cardboard from Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) also use the service for the recycling of plastic packaging film. They may therefore be interested in the Environment Agency’s publication of provisional packaging waste recovery data for the third quarter of 2013 showing a significant...

European body sets out principles for business waste reduction

Companies using a UK IT recycling service like that of Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) may be interested to read of some of the latest recycling developments elsewhere in Europe, including the setting out of principles to reduce the waste that businesses generate, by Zero Waste Europe. Zero Waste Europe is...

Disposal levels ‘could increase’ as a result of new Defra waste plan

The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has criticised Defra’s Waste Management Plan for England as lacking vision, claiming that waste disposal levels could increase as a result of its implementation, cardboard collections specialist Collect and Recycle (http://www.collectandrecycle.com) reports. The Committee, which represents 75 per cent of the UK’s local...