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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...

EU to hold onto the 2030 Recycling Targets

Various Environmental Groups have urged European Environmental Ministers to stick to their ambitious 2030 recycling targets, despite German opposition! The European Commission’s Circular Economy Package includes a 65% recycling target for all member states by...

Bathroom Recycling – What can I recycle?

The bathroom is one place where people don’t realise just how much of the materials can be recycled, it is a place where many types of material are produced as waste, for them to be thrown in the bin instead of being put into the recycling. What can be recycled?...

Cardboard Cores Recycling

Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban, is known through his innovative work making use of cardboard cores. Named in Time magazine as one of their projection of 21st Century innovators in the field of architecture and design, Shigeru went on the theme of ‘invisible...