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The Government announced in February it was exploring two versions of a DRS, with the alternative on-the-go model attracting criticism from environmental groups due to it being restricted in the types of containers it can take Read more

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This is compared to just £250 million that would be generated by an ‘on-the-go’ system, which would collect a fraction of the drinks containers produced Read more

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Reverse vending machines for recycling are set to strike a chord with eco-conscious festival-goers across Britain this summer. Read more

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The UK Government recently closed four consultations that aim to meet commitments set out in the Resources and Waste Strategy and the 25 Year Environment Plan to accelerate change to how the UK funds, structures, and manages its waste materials Read more

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The figure, which is the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars of the road, has been highlighted by Zero Waste Scotland to mark today’s World Environment Day, the UN’s annual day to encourage awareness and action to protect the environment Read more

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For a 24 hour period, starting at 9am local time of the 9th May in each country, the network of groups from countries spanning five continents will release a series of aerial photographs and videos of messages calling for a 'Clean Planet' Read more

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The BPF issues statement following the Scottish Government announcing that it intends to implement a deposit return scheme on used drinking containers, cans and glass. Read more

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The Llandaf school is one of Wales’ many eco-schools and its eco-committee has been working to increase understanding of waste and reduce its plastic use through initiatives such as its weekly plastic-free Friday Read more

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The report finds that the DRS is expected to cost almost £1 billion to set up, to collect recyclables worth just £37 million Read more

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The UK throws away 2.5 billion coffee cups a year, and over half a million per day become litter - Global product development and technology consultancy firm Cambridge Consultants has been looking at a number of ways to solve the coffee cup problem Read more

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The school is one of many eco-school in Wales and its eco-committee has been working to reduce its plastic use and the school regularly joins in litter picks in the local area Read more

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Backed by research which shows 81 per cent of people would go out of their way to deposit a bottle or can, the pilot will operate for six months to encourage people to recycle while on the go Read more

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The DRS has been proposed with two options, the “all-in” model, which would target a large amount of drinks beverages placed on the market, irrespective of size, and the “on-the-go” model, which would restrict the drinks containers in-scope to those Read more

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The Marine Conservation Society hosted a drop-in event for Assembly Members and its staff, where a Reverse Vending Machine took centre stage Read more

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Frozen supermarket chain, Iceland, has reported that its trial in-store deposit return system has proved popular with customers and provided valuable insights into behaviour. Read more

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The Plastics Recycling Charity has undertaken consumer insight research to understand a range of considerations for a Deposit Return Scheme in the UK. Read more

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Tesco's reverse vending machine

Tesco has launched a reverse vending scheme in some of its stores in a bid to make it simpler for customers to recycle their packaging, as well as calling on Government to introduce a consistent approach to collection and recycling. Read more

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A summit took place in London last week between the four UK nations to discuss plans for a UK-wide Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers. Read more

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Canary Wharf launches the first UK on-site Deposit Return Scheme as part of its ‘Breaking the Plastic Habit’ campaign. Read more

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A ‘taxing’ question for single-use plastics recycling

Richard McKinlay, Head of Circular Economy at resource recovery specialist Axion, discusses the options for encourage packaging recycling. Read more

6 Apr 2018 09:55 Guest Blog