06Sep

Research project to look at ‘bin sleepers

Posted on 6th September, 2019

This autumn will see health and safety research work undertaken ahead of the winter months when people may be found sleeping in waste bins and containers at business and other premises. With fatalities in recent years, usually as a result of individuals involved in bin lift accidents, a new research project into the topic, with…

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06Sep

WasteCare backs the Revolution

Posted on 6th September, 2019

If you remember the name Remington, you will surely recall the line “I was so impressed, I bought the company”, well that’s how we feel about KeyWaste Ltd. KeyWaste are the sole supplier of the Revolution in the UK and mainland Europe. We were first introduced to the Revolution back in 2002. Since then we…

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06Sep

Deposit scheme looms for Scotland

Posted on 6th September, 2019

A deposit return scheme for drinks containers looks set to happen in Scotland by 2021, assuming that current plans are met. Legislation is expected to go through the Scottish Parliament over the next few months and will see Scotland having a scheme in place before England. Experts suggest that there remains a possibility that the…

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06Sep

WEEE items ‘unused’ in homes

Posted on 6th September, 2019

A study by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has suggested that hundreds of thousands of unused electrical items may be sitting idle in cupboards and drawers in homes across the country. Consequently it has urged the public to get out the items for reuse if possible or for recycling. The RSC commissioned a survey…

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06Sep

Sustainability focus grows among retailers

Posted on 6th September, 2019

As the environmental awareness of consumers continues to grow, with everything from McDonalds straws to Greta Thunberg’s voyage across the Atlantic in the news, one retailer has briefed its suppliers over the sustainability of packaging. And, the British Retail Consortium has described how its members are making progress on the sustainability front. Tesco has revealed…

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06Sep

Funding pot to boost council WEEE collections

Posted on 6th September, 2019

Councils are being offered funding for projects that are aimed at increasing the collection of old electrical appliances from the kerbside. Up to £3 million is being made available to local authorities through the WEEE Fund, money which is collected from producer compliance schemes when targets for the collection of WEEE – waste electrical and…

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06Sep

UK in mid-range performance

Posted on 6th September, 2019

Following the recent publication of the 2017 waste recycling data for Europe, you may have already heard we have dropped to 15th place when it comes to waste generated per capita. At the same time we are mid-range against our fellow Europeans when it comes to recycling and recovery rates and therefore landfill minimisation. The…

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