‘Unbelievable’ rise in glass other PRNs
The second quarter of 2020 saw 135,220 packaging recovery notes (PRNs) issued for glass other: an exceptionally strong performance, and...
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has launched an investigation into the cause of a fire at a vehicle recycling yard operated by Recycling Lives in Preston during the early hours of Sunday morning (27 January). Residents were warned to keep windows shut, as around 100 cars were alight Crews from Burnley, Blackburn, Hyndburn, Darwen andread more
A rapid climate shift under way in the Barents Sea could spread to other Arctic regions, scientists warn. The Barents Sea is said to be at a tipping point, changing from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate as the water gets warmer. A conference in Norway heard that the Kara Sea and the Laptevread more
‘At long last the government appears to be getting serious about tackling England’s vast mountains of waste’ Businesses in England may be forced to foot the bill for recycling or disposing their packaging waste under a landmark government strategy. Currently taxpayers by way of local councils must pay the £1bn it costs to process thisread more
Starting next month (February) residents of the Channel Island of Guernsey will be required to purchase payment stickers as part of a new ‘pay-as-you-throw’ (PAYT) scheme for residual waste. These payment stickers must be placed on all residual waste put out for collection by households, States of Guernsey has said. From February, all households inread more
Just 9% of the global economy’s materials are re-used annually, according to a new report by impact organisation Circle Economy. Launched at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, The Circularity Gap Report 2019, found most governments barely consider circular economy measures. Around 62% of global greenhouse gas emissions, excluding land useread more