Waste News


What’s happening out there? Who is making changes to help or hinder the reduction of waste? New technologies and products are emerging all the time. Some may well hold the answer to our environmental challenges and some will make things worse. We report on news stories and events from our own back-yard to across the world.

UK importing rubbish from other countries

Filed in Waste News by on June 15, 2009 12 Comments
UK importing rubbish from other countries

Do we really reduce, reuse, recycle or are we importing landfill waste

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Britons waste 220,000 tonnes of food. Bring on Hilary Benn!

Filed in Waste News by on June 12, 2009 7 Comments
Britons waste 220,000 tonnes of food. Bring on Hilary Benn!

food waste could be reduced with Hilary Benn’s War on Waste

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Benn sends packaging waste packing

Filed in Waste News by on June 11, 2009 4 Comments
Benn sends packaging waste packing

Could the Uk become zero waste within a decade?

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Hilary Benn’s ‘War against Waste’

Filed in Waste News by on June 9, 2009 7 Comments
Hilary Benn’s ‘War against Waste’

Hilary Benn’s ‘War against Waste’

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Council offers rewards for recycling in pilot scheme

Filed in Waste News by on June 4, 2009 3 Comments
Council offers rewards for recycling in pilot scheme

Increase recycling and reduce landfill waste with incentives

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Waste now outperforming gold on markets

Filed in Waste News by on May 20, 2009 5 Comments
Waste now outperforming gold on markets

Rubbish recycling industry – prices are increasing

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Starbucks’ Cup Summit: Does the Cost of Recycling Runneth Over?

Filed in Waste News by on May 16, 2009 10 Comments
Starbucks’ Cup Summit: Does the Cost of Recycling Runneth Over?

[via GreenBiz] Can your Starbucks coffee cup be recycled, and if so, is it really worth it? Starbucks’ Ben Packard, the vice president of Global Responsibility, and his running mate, Jim Hanna, the director of Environmental Impact, think so — and they invited 30 cup, cupstock and coating manufacturers, recyclers, waste managers and university researchers […]

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Mixed plastic recycling “no longer a choice”

Filed in Waste News by on September 30, 2008 17 Comments
Mixed plastic recycling “no longer a choice”

If you remember, last week I was getting a teeny weeny bit stressed about news from the Audit Commission who were encouraging the urgent building of incinerators. Today a voice of reason has spoken! Speaking at a mixed plastics recycling event hosted by London Remade; Martin Brocklehurst, head of external programmes at the Environment Agency […]

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