Recycling News:

Plastic recycling: Your questions answered
… and boost recycling comes after the Blue Planet II series highlighted the threat… you had about these latest proposals and plastic recycling. How is so much plastic… tonnes a year, most of which can't be recycled. Attempts to cut down on the use…


Rubbish and recycling: Dan Webb and Matt Kilcoyne
…The UK government is looking at banning plastic straws and cotton buds, adding to the existing ban on micro beads and charges for plastic bags. Dan Webb has spent the year turning his rubbish into art, and he told Daily Politics presenter…


Costa Coffee vows 'cup recycling revolution'
…The UK's biggest coffee chain Costa Coffee has said it will recycle as many… disposable cups as it sells by 2020 in a "cup recycling revolution". Under the scheme…, 500 million coffee cups a year would be recycled, including some sold by rivals…


Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme
…Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics. The BBC's David Shukman explains.…


Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme
…. This could revolutionise the recycling process, allowing plastics to be re-used more… than three billion are not recycled. Five ways to break up with plastic Could plant… in sediments at a bottle recycling site in the port city of Sakai. "[PET] has only been…


Plastic recycling: Why are 99.75% of coffee cups not recycled?
…It's gradually becoming common knowledge that it's not as easy to recycle your… than 99.75%) don't get recycled. In 2011 it was estimated that 2.5 billion coffee… started recycling coffee cups, but that's only if customers dispose of their takeaway…


Hightown waste plant opponents query Arc21 scheme logic
… the project is viable. NoArc21 has claimed that increased recycling targets and other… benefits - such as improving recycling" he added. The Arc21 development is designed…. The developers have said by recovering recyclables from household waste before incineration…


How shotgun cartridges can be changed into benches
… a new life after being recycled.…


'Kate Binslet': Bin lorry named after actress Winslet
… moniker came top in a social media poll to christen the town's newest recycling lorry… to turn her name into a recycling lorry?" The firm ran a Facebook poll to decide… further raise the importance of recycling". A number of organisations have recently…


Companies sign up to pledge to cut plastic pollution
… 100% of plastic packaging ready for recycling or composting by 2025. Led…% of plastic packaging reusable or recyclable or compostable Make sure 70% of plastic… packaging is recycled or composted 30% of all plastic packaging to include recycled