Issue : 7 October 2005
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Feature: Asian orders and steady pricesSubscription
The middle grades of recovered paper were proving to be the focus of attention as September drew to a close. A leading UK consumer had increased its prices by upwards of £5 per tonne across several grades and, at the time of writing, the marketplace was waiting to see whether other domestic mills would follow suit.
Feature: Class 1 grades show good recoverySubscription
UK mill stocks of recovered paper headed south in July of this year while consumption was broadly similar to that of the same month of 2004.
Feature: Nuclear plant to green fieldSubscription
If you ever felt that sorting waste into different boxes for recycling was a challenge, then the task facing British Nuclear Group (BNG) puts this job into clear context.
Feature: Working TogetherSubscription
With a lot of attention these days on over-packaging, and an attempt being made to revert back to a time when we put loose fruit and vegetables into our wicker shopping baskets on market day, packaging has been given a hard time. The Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) is a research organisation set up in 1974 to look at the environmental and social effects of packaging. It works with regulators to ensure that packaging policies benefit the environment, ...
London needs to close the loopSubscription
Leading industry figures have suggested London needs to 'close the loop' with more technology aimed at recycling waste.
Teenagers inject new life into old clothesSubscription
Teenagers were able to unleash their creativity through an innovative approach to encouraging reuse and recycling by Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council (SABC) recently. The winning coat. Photo courtesy of the Shrewsbury Chronicle.
Biffaward get the job doneSubscription
In Biffaward's seventh annual report entitled 'Getting The Job Done', they outline how over the last year they have allocated almost £7 million to more than 150 projects throughout the UK.
Recycling starts to paySubscription
Recycling really is about to start paying with many local authorities set to offer incentives such as prize draws, cash rewards and community gifts from this month (October).
Two London boroughs will test a pioneering incentive scheme in an attempt to boost recycling rates within estates. Hammersmith and Fulham and Lambeth Councils have secured £119,000 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Both councils will use the funding to see if offering community prizes, such as playground improvements or the decoration of communal areas, will increase recycling rates on estates. A competition in each borough will ...
RFID tags pose a threat to glass recyclingSubscription
The British Glass Manufacturers Confederation (BGMC) is to work with stakeholders to discuss the impact of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology on the recyclability of glass.