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Hadfield Wood Recyclers presents RPS with wood recycling certificate

Hadfield Wood Recyclers presents RPS with wood recycling certificate

RPS is committed to finding reuse options for all the pallets we handle. As such, of the 1.13M pallets we handled through our depot and national network during 2017, RPS managed to send 84.3% for reuse. To ensure the most environmental outcome for damaged pallets that cannot be reused, RPS […]

Splintering recycling targets

Splintering recycling targets

It was recently revealed that European Union (EU) targets for wooden packaging recycling have been slashed by over 50 per cent. The original proposed recycling targets were 60% for 2025 and 75% for 2030. These targets have been reduced to 25% and 30% respectively, and it looks as though the […]

The UK government and what it means for the waste industry

The UK government and what it means for the waste industry

As we’re all aware, June’s snap general election ended in a hung parliament, and it took three weeks for the Conservatives to agree a coalition with the DUP to create a majority government. What we’re interested in, is how does this new found coalition affect the waste industry? Immediately after […]

Recycling: What is all the fuss about?

Recycling: What is all the fuss about?

Recycling is always on the agenda; EU targets, business commitments to do more and television campaigns to combat waste. But how effective is recycling and should we be focussing to increase targets or drastically rethink how waste is handled? As yet, there are no formal reuse targets despite this option […]

Businesses key to leading the circular economy

Businesses key to leading the circular economy

Defra, whose upcoming green paper on their 25 year environmental plan, has highlighted that businesses must lead the move to a resource efficient circular economy.   Resource minister Therese Coffey prepared a speech delivered by Defra’s waste and recycling deputy director Chris Preston at the Aldersgate debate at the end […]

EC outlines Circular Economy Package initiatives

EC outlines Circular Economy Package initiatives

It was a momentous day yesterday for the future of the Circular Economy Package as the EC reported its outlined key initiatives in their Work Programme for 2017. The Circular Economy Package was adopted on 2nd December 2015 with the intention to focus on the full life cycle of products, […]

Used pallet collections: it’s a legal matter

Used pallet collections: it’s a legal matter

The Environment Agency helps to regulate how waste is handled in the UK. It reduces the amount of illegal operations and ensures that our environment isn’t being destroyed through the irresponsible disposal of waste. The humble wooden pallet does not initially come across as problematic but according to legislation once […]

MRF gate fees increase over 12 months

MRF gate fees increase over 12 months

According to a recent WRAP report, municipal recycling facility (MRF) gate fees are set to increase as material prices reduce. The WRAP Gate Fees Report described that across the spectrum of wastes accepted by MRFs there was an average gate fee of £25 per tonne. This was an increase from […]

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