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Scotland’s recycling rate hits all-time high

Envirotec Magazine

Scots are recycling more than ever before as the nation’s recycling rate hits an all-time high in data released by Scotland’s environment watchdog, SEPA. recycled – the highest recycling rate recorded since the start of the current series in 2011. Terry A’Hearn, CEO of SEPA, in a 2023 publicity shot.

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Simpler Recycling won’t boost recycling rates says North London waste authority

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Recycling efforts by north London’s two million residents will not be significantly boosted by the new Simpler Recycling proposals, the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has warned. Cllr Loakes said: “The Government should be making a herculean effort to ensure that producers minimise packaging that needs recycling or disposal.

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Why H&M is turning away from polyester recycled from bottles

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The fashion industry has found a circular solution to its textile recycling problem.

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Study pinpoints pathways to boost plastic waste recycling globally

Envirotec Magazine

A new study highlights potential pathways to significantly increase waste collection and plastic recycling rates globally. These countries have plastic recycling rates of up to 10 per cent. Examples of countries include Kenya, Iraq and Congo. Examples of countries include Indonesia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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China is leading the race to recycle batteries

Envirotec Magazine

In detail, the results show that China is expected to be able to employ recycling to meet its own demand for primary lithium for electric vehicles, obtained through mining, from 2059 onwards; in Europe and the US, this will not happen until after 2070. The research is published in Resources, Conservation and Recycling.

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Mattress recyclers register launches

Envirotec Magazine

The seemingly long-awaited Register of Approved Mattress Recyclers (RAMR) is finally up and running, with an initial three members. It has been set up on behalf of businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the collection and recycling of mattresses in the United Kingdom. According to our research1, over 1.5

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Fridge recycling plant opens in Walsall

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Sustainable materials expert EMR has opened a fridge recycling plant at EMR Darlaston, Walsall. The firm – “the UK’s largest fridge recycler” – says it has built the facility using the latest technology and innovative processes, including robotic separation systems. DEFRA cuts the ribbon at the new facility.

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