UK Government considers plastic bottles deposit scheme

  The government is considering whether to introduce a “reward and return” scheme for plastic bottles in a bid to tackle pollution. Environment Secretary Michael Gove is seeking views on how such a scheme – where a small charge is returned to customers for each bottle they recycle – could work in England. More than […]

UK opens its first carton recycling facility

The first facility dedicated to recycling cartons in the UK has officially been opened in Stainland in West Yorkshire. The new plant is expected to significantly boost recycling rates in the country as it is capable of recycling up to 40% – or 25,000 tonnes – of the cartons manufactured in the UK food and […]