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PERNs – Q1 Summary for 2017

Following on from our previous blog, ‘Fall in Export Prices for Recycling‘, where it was explained that some recyclable materials have decreased in price within the export market. This has caused a knock on effect to packaging recovery notes, which are a...

Fall in Export Prices for Recycling

Global market demand for some recyclable materials have seen a sharp fall in value this month, April 2017. This is particularly noticeable in the exports which are sent to China, including paper & cardboard, ferrous scrap metal and the plastics markets. Paper...

A Boost for the UK Recycling Industry Proposed

The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has launched a new strategy in order to try and improve the UK recycling industry for plastics. The aim of BPFRG new strategy is to encourage the development of the UK plastic recycling industry and to keep...

Packaging Recycled or Recovered in 2016

From monthly reporting figures for the UK’s packaging waste system, between the 1st January 2016 and 10th February 2017, it is estimated that the amount of packaging recycled or recovered in the UK is going to be 8.2 million tonnes in 2016. The official overall...

Certificate of Compliance

ToddPak has received confirmation from the Environment Agency that its 2016 Certificate of Compliance has been accepted. We will be sending out the Certificate of Compliance 2016 to all the ToddPak members in the forthcoming weeks. This is the 19th successful...

Recycling Rates in Decline

The 2015 / 16 annual household recycling rates have been announced, and they make for disappointing reading! The household recycling rates for England have fallen for the first time since modern records began. Below shows how the year stacked up against the previous...

Packaging Recycling Targets – Your Views

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are seeking people’s views on proposed changes to waste packaging recycling targets. There are various options available which will take us into 2020, these options are: Keeping the recycling targets...

UK’s Plastic Recycling Industry

Confidence within the plastic recycling industry remains high, despite a small number of UK companies suffering financial difficulties, with some even going into administration. But these are not necessarily a sign of a failing industry. With a turbulent plastic...

Provisional Q3 Recycling Data

At the end of October, the provisional quarter 3 recycling data was released, and it makes for good reading across all materials! Some reprocessors and exporters are yet to report their data, but all signs are leading to all the materials being on track to reach...