Tag Archives: recycling

Costa praised for new recycling ‘racks’

Costa has won praise from campaigners for committing to a nationwide recycling scheme for takeaway cups. Friends of the Earth said Costa’s pledge to recycle coffee cups across its 2,000 UK stores, equating to 30m cups a year, was a “huge step in the right direction” in the war on waste, although it warned there…
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Starbucks to test new recyclable cup

One in every 400 disposable paper cups is recycled, apparently. But entrepreneur Martin Myerscough believes he’s come up with a solution. His Frugalpac cup is: made from recycled paper; recyclable in normal paper mills; and weighs in at half the carbon footprint of a standard single-use cup. The key, said Myerscough, is lightly gluing the…
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More Scottish food please, Bidvest sustainability update, Hospitality delivers 10% of GDP, Keep big portions out of reach, Tea certification failures....                     NFUS challenges foodservice   Scotland’s farming union will approach foodservice and catering companies asking them to spell out their commitments to Scottish agriculture. The move follows Brakes’ announcement…
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Laminate packaging to be added to recycling schemes

A TRIAL THAT could see the introduction of flexible laminate packaging such as food and drink pouches to mainstream recycling, is now underway in three London Boroughs.                   Backed by major food and drink brands, the project was first announced in June by the Department for Environment,…
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What’s holding business sustainability back? 

A WEEK ago I asked the question “Why aren’t we better with our waste in 2015” and in it I alluded to the fact that there are some fundamental things that can be done by companies to improve overall sustainable performance. So why aren’t more businesses making much more rapid progress?        …
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Select Committee right to back more recycling comms

CONSTANT RE-ENGAGEMENT of householders in recycling is essential, says the EFRA. Select Committee, and requires refreshed and renewed communication campaigns. Unlike Wales, where recycling has already reached 52%, England risks missing the EU recycling target of 50% by 2020 if consumers are not helped to understand what to recycle.              …
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An ounce of (waste) prevention

THE PROGRESS made in recycling rates is impressive, but should businesses be doing more to reduce the amount of waste they create? Jamie Pitcairn and Rupert Carrick certainly think so.                           In the last 20 years a huge focus across the UK has…
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England recycling rate rises by just 0.1%

NEW FIGURES released by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, revealed that England’s annual rate of household waste recycling only increased by 0.1% in 2013. The ‘Provisional Statistics on waste managed by local authorities in England including October to December 2013’, published last week, showed that the amount of household waste recycled in…
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