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In Focus: Producing 100% recyclable packagingSubscription
Collaboration is the key to the retail sector moving to a more circular resource model that includes smarter use of resources, writes Mathew Prosser
INSIGHT: Recycling incentive schemesSubscription
Fierce competition is developing to provide recycling incentive schemes to councils, with reward giant Nectar, sustainability partnership Local Green Points and US firm RecycleBank already jostling for position in what could soon be a very lucrative market.
High street retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced its first ever ‘One Day Wardrobe Clearout’ event, designed to reduce the amount of clothing sent to landfill.
The Scottish Government has announced £3.5 million for community-led recycling projects under the Investment in Community Recycling and Social Enterprise (Increase III) funding programme.Scotlands Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead acknowledged the invaluable role the community sector has in helping Scotland hit its 2025 target to recycle 70% of its municipal waste. He said that this was why the money had been allocated.The money will support development ...
Metal recyclers have a "massive role" to play in reducing energy consumption according to scrap recycler Sims Metal. Sims recovers ferrous and non-ferrous metals, which it uses in the production of steel, aluminium and copper instead of producing these materials from scratch. World-wide, Sims recovers more than nine million tonnes of metal from 130 international sites saving enough energy to power almost three million homes. This is enough energy to power every home across London for ...
£1 million furniture reuse store Re:source opensSubscription
With stocking support from local councils, £1 million furniture reuse store Re:source will soon offer quality affordable second hand furniture and appliances when it opens in July. Local councils will benefit as they can divert bulky waste from landfill by donating items to the Bodmin-based store be resold and reused. An open workshop at the back of the complex allows shoppers to see donated goods being cleaned, refurbished, safety checked and tested ...
Producer responsibility scheme Valpak released the names of retailers who have shown commitment to its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Retail Compliance Scheme (RCS) today.
A fashion for sustainable livingSubscription
Sainsburys believes sustainability and fashion can go hand in hand. The retailers new Tu range will use recycled material for shirts, trousers and skirts which will go on sale in around 250 stores.Sustainability manager Lucy Drage told MRW: It will take 14 bottles to make one fleece and this focuses on issues of sustainability and lowers our carbon footprint. We want recyclable fashion and not disposable fashion and we can deliver huge consumer wants by making choices easier.
A positive start for battery recyclingSubscription
Regulations covering the collection, recycling and reprocessing of portablebatteries came into force on 1 February 2010. Andrea Lockerbie finds out how the first year of operation has gone
A step closer to LCD recycling - COMMENT UPDATESubscription
Scientists at the University of York hope to bring us a step closer to managing and recycling waste liquid crystal displays (LCDs) commonly found in wide screen televisions, mobile phones and calculators. At present there are not thought to be viable recovery techniques or fully safe disposal options for this ...