Calls for government to help plug waste & recycling skills and labour shortage

There have been calls for the UK Government to provide additional support to address the ‘rapidly expanding’ skills and labour shortage in the green economy. Professional body for the UK’s waste and recycling sector, CIWM (the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management), has published its latest report, Beyond Waste: Essential Skills for a Greener Tomorrow, which estimates […]

Three quarters of UK businesses unaware of Plastic Packaging Tax

Research conducted by YouGov, on behalf of Veolia, explored the views of British-based senior decision makers across retail and manufacturing businesses on the incoming Plastic Packaging Tax. The tax places a £200 per tonne levy on producers or importers of plastic packaging if they do not include 30% recycled content and will come into force […]

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: IPL Global’s EcoSort Recycling System

By IPL Global The EcoSort Recycling System provides an aesthetic, flexible, functional, and easy to use solution for collecting recyclable materials in the workplace. Our EcoSort range includes a 60-Litre Midi and a 70-Litre Maxi, both of which are completely interchangeable and come with a variety of lid options as well as a wide range […]

Competition is ‘beneficial to circular economy’, says study

Extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes – key elements of the circular economy – tend to perform better when there is competition between multiple producer responsibility organisations That’s the conclusion of a new study conducted by think tank adelphi on behalf of European Recycling Platform. The study also provides recommendations on how to further strengthen the […]

UK’s biggest ever coffee cup recycling scheme launched in the City of London


Over 100 high street coffee retailers and organisations including Lloyd’s, Prudential, The Barbican Centre and London Metropolitan University are offering recycling facilities as part of the City of London’s Square Mile Challenge, in a scheme that aims to recycle five million disposable coffee cups by the end of 2017. The organisers – environmental charity Hubbub […]