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The Supply and Demand of Waste Packaging

Producers of waste packaging have an obligation under UK law and EU regulations to recover and recycle a proportion of what they supply. But how does this work in practice? After all, it’s difficult for many producers or retailers of products to gather the waste...

UK’s Paper Recovery Rates

As 2016 paper recovery rates get announced, it appears that they have remained broadly the same as they have for the past 8 years. Final figures published by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) shows the total collection for 2016 to be 7.82 million tonnes,...

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...

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...