Do you sell PET bottles?
In the last few weeks we have been getting ongoing requirements for PET bottles both post consumer and post industrial and both dirty and clean. Prices can vary depending on quality, cleanliness and location with ex-works prices ranging from 130 euros up to 300 for cleaner, single colour and less contaminated PET bottles bales. Whilst […]
7 Million tonnes of UK waste to go “without a home”
It was a moment no one expected. As I looked around me at the Scottish Resources Conference yesterday, I could see the look of disbelief in many people’s faces, as Dr. Adam Read of Suez let slip that the UK is on route to have over 7 Million tonnes of waste go “without a […]
Scottish Resources Conference
Once again we will be attending the Scottish Resources Conference in Edinburgh. The Scottish Resources Conference is Scotland’s biggest and most important event for sustainability, resource and waste management professionals and is run in partnership by CIWM, Zero Waste Scotland and SEPA. This two-day event brings together business professionals and practitioners from all industries. I […]
Why waste should be used as a resource
Every day in the UK we recycle household products that include packaging, cardboard, glass and plastic. Over the last 10 years, recycling in the home has doubled as people have become more aware and conscientious about what they are throwing away and what they can recycle. However, compared to some other European countries, the UK […]
Global Pollution Crisis Could be Solved by Plastic-eating Waxworm
Scientists have recently announced that the global pollution crisis of plastic bags could be resolved by the incredible discovery of a waxworm that can eat its way through plastic material at impressively high speeds. Approximately a trillion plastic bags are used by people around the world every year and the majority end up in landfills […]
Recycling Center Closures
Recyclers in California and Hawaii, among other places, might be in for a surprise when they take their cans, bottles and paper to be recycled. A January 2016 news release on KHON2 announced that more than 20 Hawaiian centers had closed. A March 2016 article from Environmental News stated that more than 100 Californian centers […]
Getting Your Household in Shape to Recycle
While recycling does require drop off locations and industries that are willing to use the materials collected for recycling, it begins at home. Unlike charity, where we are told not to let the right hand know what the left hand is doing, recycling is an area where homeowners and small business proprietors are well advised […]
Is Recycling a Band-Aid on Sustainability?
Is recycling a Band-Aid on Sustainability? I was a high school senior the year of the first Earth Day, in spring of 1970. Let me say, right up front I believe in the three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle — just as I believe in the need for the other three R’s – Reading, […]