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Monthly refuse collection considered
Cardiff council is pondering whether to introduce monthly black bin bag collections in a bid to increase city-wide recyling rates, the BBC reports. Other options being considered are: Clear bin bags; reducing the size of wheelie bins; limiting the number of black bags that can be put out; and lobbying Welsh government for ‘pay-as-you-throw’.
Tata’s workers in business push
Union leaders at the Tata Steel works in Scunthorpe (pictured above) will attempt to get the business back into profit by March 2014, according to the Scunthorpe Telegraph. The steelworks failed to make production targets for the first five months of the 2013/14 year. Tata’s European operation made a record loss of £1.2bn last year.
No recycling charges in Pendle
Pendle Borough Council has dropped proposed charges for waste and recycling services, the Lancashire Telegraph reports. Fees had been suggested for a raft of services including bulky waste collections, replacements bins and green waste collections.
Money lost through poor recycling
Repack, which promotes recycling of packaging in the Republic of Ireland, has claimed €2.7m is being lost every year due to bad recycling, according to BreakingNews.ie. The money is being lost through extra landfill charges, due to people putting the wrong items in their recycling or failing to wash out food containers before putting them in the bin.