Bay of Colywn joins national refill campaign

Businesses and tourist attractions in the Bay of Colwyn are joining a national campaign to rid the coast of plastic pollution.
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Co-op urges councils to progress household food waste collections

Co-op has urged English local authorities to speed up the rollout of household food waste collections.
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Crackdown on Hertfordshire waste crime

Illegal waste crime in Hertfordshire’s Broxbourne borough has been the target of a crackdown.
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M&S encourages sustainable lingerie shopping this summer

Marks & Spencer has launched its latest bra fit campaign to encourage customers to recycle their bras by putting old ones in its 'Shwopping' recycling boxes.
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Clothes designed to grow as children age backed by funding boost

Clothes designed to grow as children age to prevent waste are being backed by new funding from the Government and Sky.
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Hertfordshire County Council and Veolia terminate long-term contract

Hertfordshire County Council and Veolia ES Hertfordshire have agreed to terminate the long-term contract to dispose of the county’s residual waste.
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Indonesia asked to review strict import policy

Indonesia risks stopping legitimate trading of valuable secondary material if it does not review its 0% import contamination level of recycled material.
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Men less likely to recycle because they may be perceived as gay, study finds

Men are less likely to recycle because they are worried people will think they are gay, according to a study published in academic journal Sex Roles.
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Rare earth metal recycling project gets the go ahead at University of Birmingham

A rare earth metal recycling pilot project has been set up by University of Birmingham to reclaim the elements from scrap metals.
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Worker injuries reduced by using wheeled bins, new research shows

Waste collection workers are less likely to injure themselves using wheeled bins than the pick-up box alternative.
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Swapping plastic bottles for glass and cartons still environmentally damaging

Swapping plastic bottled water for alternative materials could only be a fraction less damaging to the environment, new research from the Green Alliance has found.
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Veolia donates record £6m to community projects

Veolia Environmental Trust donated a record £6 million to English communities and environmental initiatives in the last financial year.
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Bolton company fined after employee loses fingers

A Greater Manchester-based waste company has been fined after an employee lost two fingers and injured his hand while operating a baler.
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McDonald's paper straws less recyclable than plastic alternative

Fast food giants McDonald’s has been sending its paper straws for disposal after it admitted to them not being recyclable.
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Derby's £900m waste management contract brought to an end

The £900 million waste management contract between two Derby councils and Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS) has been brought to an end.
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Marks & Spencer introduce reusable container incentive

Marks & Spencer will introduce a reusable container incentive for fresh food on-the-go to reduce its reliance on single-use plastics.
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Veolia's plastic recycling revenue up by 30%

Waste management firm Veolia has seen a revenue increase of 30% in its plastics recycling.
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Villiers promises new packaging label system

The current labelling system for packaging is too confusing and holding back the recycling rate, according to new environment secretary Theresa Villiers
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Biffa awarded 'largest ever' MRF contract in North London

Biffa has been awarded its largest ever Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) contract worth up to £90 million by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA).
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Life-sized elephant made from used batteries goes on display at Hanwell Zoo

A life-sized elephant made of nearly 30,000 used batteries has been installed at Hanwell Zoo in west London.
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Thousands of littered bottles and cans predicted to vanish thanks to Scottish Deposit Return Scheme

Nearly 31,000 plastic bottles would disappear from Scotland’s streets, beaches and green spaces every day thanks to a Deposit Return Scheme.
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Derby councils call on waste industry businesses to take over Sinfin gasification plant

Two councils in Derbyshire have called on waste industry businesses to take over operation of the troubled Sinfin gasification plant.
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Holiday Inn owner will stop supplying mini plastic toiletries

Global hoteliers InterContinetal Hotels Group (IGH) has announced it will switch its mini bathroom toiletries to bulk-size options by 2021.
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Sales of plastic bags fall by 90% since 5p charge

Sales of plastic bags in the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015.
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West of England councils award residual waste contract

West of England councils have awarded SUEZ, Viridor and ETM contracts to manage the region’s residual waste.
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