Category Archives: Waste Management

29Sep

This Week is the UKs National Recycle Week

Posted on 29th September, 2017

As this week is National Recycle Week it’s a perfect opportunity to remind you of the importance of recycling and how Wastecare has been servicing the UK’s recycling needs. Wastecare via our BatteryBack compliance scheme continues in its communication campaigns to help change the battery recycling behaviour of the public. This year this included consumer…

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13Sep

WasteCare – Battery collection made simple

Posted on 13th September, 2017

WasteCare have published a video showcasing their battery recycling service. WasteCare have today published a new video to demonstrate their simple battery collection service. WasteCare are the UK’s largest collector of portable batteries and since 2008 have been running a highly successful national producer compliance scheme under their BatteryBack brand. Play the video to see…

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06Mar

PolymerCare resets expectations

Posted on 6th March, 2017

Following the recent announcement that WasteCare had launched a service for recycling post-consumer waste plastics, the WasteCare Group has since acquired the assets of Kent based Recapture Plastics Ltd to form a new business PolymerCare Ltd. Graeme Parkin, Chief Operating Officer of the WasteCare Group praised the commitment and expertise of the existing management and…

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06Mar

Packaging recycling at 8.2m tonnes in 2016

Posted on 6th March, 2017

The amount of packaging recycled or recovered in the UK is likely to be an estimated 8.2 million tonnes in 2016.  The figure is derived from monthly reporting figures for the UK’s packaging waste system recorded between 1 January 2016 and 10 February 2017. While the official overall figures for 2016 will not be revealed…

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03Mar

Work on fire prevention continues

Posted on 3rd March, 2016

Virtually all sectors of the waste management industry are involved in work to help develop better fire prevention planning within the sector. Trade associations and companies are behind the measures which are being produced by industry with the Chief Fire Officers Association. These are likely to feed into plans which will form part of the…

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02Feb

The Government’s “Red Tape Challenge” unravels HW Producer Registration

Posted on 2nd February, 2016

Although the Red Tape Challenge, much vaunted by the Coalition Government, has appeared to have recently been forgotten, we have just seen an example of its effect. Hazardous Waste Producer Registration ends on the 1st April 2016 in England only. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have their own system for controlling the movement of…

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02Nov

Metals prices continue to fall

Posted on 2nd November, 2015

Scrap metal prices saw further falls in October adding to uncertainty in the metals sector which has also seen the closure of the SSI steelworks in Redcar and proposed job losses at Tata Steel. And, the price reductions are having a knock on effect in the WEEE recycling sector and for local authorities who are…

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02Nov

Packaging pressure on plastics

Posted on 2nd November, 2015

The UK’s unique packaging waste accounting system using the packaging waste recovery note (PRN) continues to cause exasperation in some sectors. This time it is the plastics PRN which is attracting attention with expectations that the price for a PRN, which represents the recycling of one tonne of material, could move towards £100 a tonne…

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02Nov

WEEE compliance fee proposals up for consultation

Posted on 2nd November, 2015

Three proposals to determine how the WEEE compliance fee will be costed in 2015 are currently out for consultation, after having been submitted to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). The Department can choose to use the compliance fee under the revised WEEE regulations, which came into effect from January 2014. The regulations…

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01Sep

Strong take-up of myWaste

Posted on 1st September, 2015

August has seen continued strong growth in the take-up of myWaste, with over 650 new customers registered. myWaste provides fast and easy access to all key information about the work we’ve undertaken on your behalf. You can book jobs, track progress and simplify your regulatory reporting – all on your laptop, tablet or phone. Our…

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