Category Archives: Environment

28Mar

National and Regional support

Posted on 28th March, 2013

WasteCare is a keen believer in supporting worthy causes on both a regional and national level. As well as the various charity work the company participates in, the Group also supports environmental and local community schemes which contribute to the wider society. 12 months ago, WasteCare committed to be one of the two main sponsors…

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06Jan

We invite you to enter now for the Zero Waste Awards

Posted on 6th January, 2013

Since its early beginnings in 1980, the WasteCare Group (formally Silver Lining Industries Ltd) has been focused on maximising recycling and minimising waste. Initially specialising in recovering Silver from photographic, printing and x-ray waste the business helped customers reduce landfill and eliminate the disposal of hazardous and difficult waste. Although the environmental landscape has changed…

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06Jan

Rethink sought on glass ash

Posted on 6th January, 2013

Operators of municipal waste incinerators are calling for glass from the bottom of the incinerators, known as “bottom ash” to count towards recycling figures. At present this is classed as an aggregate material and processed accordingly but does not constitute as packaging evidence. If successful, such a move could have a big impact on packaging…

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12Dec

Massive change to WEEE regulations

Posted on 12th December, 2012

The department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has this week begun the debate on the much vaunted recast WEEE Regulations. Expected to be set into law in 2014, BIS will be publishing a consultation paper in February 2013. Since they came into force in 2006, the WEEE regulations have been heavily criticised for burdening…

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12Dec

Waste prevention plan to be debated in early 2013

Posted on 12th December, 2012

Defra has stated that it will launch a formal call for evidence for its future Waste Prevention Plan early next year. This call for evidence will eventually inform the Government’s Waste Prevention Programme, and will focus on key areas for action. The Waste Prevention Plan is thought to be among the priorities of newly appointed…

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05Oct

Origins Relationship Blossoms

Posted on 5th October, 2012

WasteCare have been providing an effective packaging recycling service to Origins for many years, so it was no surprise that the high performance natural skincare brand turned to WasteCare for their most recent logistical challenge. As part of their quest to improve the environment, whilst producing high quality skincare products, Origins recently held a product…

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05Oct

Zero waste hits RWM

Posted on 5th October, 2012

The RWM exhibition was held on 11th September and was attended by an ever growing number of delegates. A number of key personnel from WasteCare attended the event in order to network with other industry specialists. There was however, one new addition to the team this year; the Zero Waste Man! This mascot represents the…

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05Jun

Changes to Landfill Tax unwelcomed by waste industry

Posted on 5th June, 2012

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has announced two changes to the rules governing Landfill Tax. In a brief published in May, the HMRC said that tax should be paid on material used to protect or ‘provide a suitable stable substrate’ for the overlying layers at the top of a landfill cell. Known as the ‘top…

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05Jun

Zero waste

Posted on 5th June, 2012

The 1st of May saw the annual awards for excellence take place at the Landmark Hotel in London. As well as many awards being given out to successful nominees including Dunelm, Arla Foods and Warrington Borough Council, LetsRecycle also launched the new Zero Waste Awards of which WasteCare is the main sponsor. Members of WasteCare’s…

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05Jun

CylinderCare goes national

Posted on 5th June, 2012

Following the success with trials on behalf of three council authorities, WasteCare are this month launching a new service, under the CylinderCare name. Unwanted gas cylinders cause a major headache for all involved. Those who have cylinders and don’t know where to return them usually take them to the local civic amenity site. Otherwise they…

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