MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill

MPs have called for a ban on food waste going in to landfill. The report by the Environmental Audit Committee also called for lower VAT on recycled products and longer warranty periods on consumer goods. It concluded that a “circular economy” approach is needed to save resources as the world’s population rises. In England, 8.5 million tonnes of local authority-collected waste...
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Drop In Textiles And Metal Recycling Leads To Decline In Carbon Saving

Drop In Textiles And Metal Recycling Leads To Decline In Carbon Saving Eunomia’s latest Carbon Index Report shows that, compared with the previous year 2012/13 saw a three percent decrease in the amount of CO2 equivalent emissions saved through local authority recycling in England and Wales. Northern Ireland’s performance has improved by one percent. The reduced benefit comes despite a small...
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Call for kerbside carton recycling in Newport

Call for kerbside carton recycling in Newport NEWPORT residents have called for the council to start collecting food and drink cartons with kerbside recycling, as it emerged it is the only council in Gwent not to already do so. Newport missed its recycling targets in 2013 to 2014, although the Welsh Government waived the fine they would normally have had to pay. The recycling rate for Newport is...
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Recycling services ‘too complicated and confusing’

Recycling services ‘too complicated and confusing’ Household recycling services are too complicated, uneconomic and confusing, a Welsh government adviser has said. Sustainable futures commissioner Peter Davies wants one system of recycling rather than 22 different ones in each local authority. Wales recycles more than the rest of the UK but needs to do more to reach the 58% recycling...
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Take part in recycling week

Take part in recycling week Recycle for Wales is supporting National Recycling Week, taking place from June 16-22. The event aims to raise awareness of recycling more items at home and, this year, using recycling bins away from the home too. Wales has more outside recycling bins than ever before in cities, towns, villages at events and tourist locations across the country including Penarth...
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Campaigner in warning over commingling

Campaigner in warning over commingling A campaigner in the Judicial Review case against the UK government and the Welsh Government stance on waste collections has warned local authorities in Wales that guidance published yesterday makes it ‘very difficult’ to retain commingled collections. Andy Moore, managing director of UK Recyclate Ltd, and a key member of the Campaign For Real Recycling,...
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