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UK have announced £61.4m funding to waste projects

Apr 16, 2018

Following the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance (CCOA) meeting, on 15 April 2018, the UK have announced an astounding £61.4m to fund waste projects.

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25 Year Environment Plan: The breakdown

Jan 11, 2018

SOURCE: 25 Year Environment Plan, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

A new policy paper was published today, by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Setting out what the UK government are going to do to improve the environment over the next 25 years.

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Landfill prices on the increase

Jul 18, 2017

SOURCE: WRAP Gate Fees Report 2017

It’s becoming more and more important to recycle… For financial reasons, if nothing else.

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Why Pringles hit the news

Jun 17, 2017

Photography copyright: ALAMY

The Recycling Association was recently asked by the BBC to identify products that are difficult to recycle. The Association highlighted the iconic Pringles container, which incorporates a mix of materials that are difficult to separate, and Lucozade Sport bottles, which have a branding jacket that is unrecyclable and difficult to remove from the bottle.

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Hertfordshire fly-tipping out of control

Jun 14, 2017

Photography copyright: PrestonScenery, Pinterest

Everyone needs to do their bit to crack down on fly-tipping. It’s important that Hertsmere Borough Council, local businesses and the local community should unite to prevent fly-tipping from increasing in the area.

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The first Quality First Conference 2017

Apr 10, 2017

As CS Recycling are a part of the Recycling Association, we attended the first Quality First Conference. This comprised of a full day of speakers; starting with a keynote by Recycling Association President, Adrian Jackson. The day included notable speakers such as Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability at Coca Cola and Kevin Vyse, Head of Packaging Innovation Technology at Marks and Spencer.

The Quality First Conference was the first of its kind since the creation of the Quality First Scheme. The scheme aims to raise awareness of the need for the UK to improve the quality of its recyclable materials.

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China's National Sword

Mar 17, 2017

Photography copyright: Overflo

As international suppliers of recyclates, CS Recycling see the significance of the new National Sword regulations that have been recently announced. This shows, now more than ever, the importance of the Quality First program led by The UK Recycling Association. It’s a call to action for all participants of the recycling supply chain; from packaging designers to manufacturers to reprocessors such as ourselves.

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Waste Management for England 2015 report summary and comments

Oct 31, 2016

Source: EA, Waste management 2015 in England report summary

Proceeding the release of the annual waste management report for England, by the Environment Agency, we have noticed some significant trends among waste management.

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Plastic Island in the Pacific Ocean

Oct 23, 2015

At CS Recycling we believe the need for plastic recycling is very important as illustrated by recent articles we published in our ‘News’ section.

Plastic Packaging Recycling for Businesses – 7 July and Deposits for Glass & Plastic Bottles Ignites Debate – 11 June.

The ‘Plastic Island’ has had a lot of press coverage recently and for those who may have missed we would like to repeat some of the basic facts.

In the Pacific Ocean there is a phenomenon known as ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’, ‘Floating Plastic Island’ or simply ‘Garbage Island’.

Although it sits between Japan and Hawaii the waste comes from Asia, Canada and the US.

Worldwide 100 million tonnes of plastic is produced annually, 10% of which ends up in the sea, emanating from platforms, ships or blown from land.

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See How Artists Are Turning Recycling Into Masterpieces

Sep 30, 2015

This week we are featuring work by the artist Ptolemy Elrington.

Born in the South of England and growing up in the North, Ptolemy studied Art and Design at Bradford and Ilkley Community College during the mid-eighties. His sculptures are of natural forms and are created from recycled plastic hubcaps.

His work has been commissioned by the likes of DEFRA, The Eden Project, The Environment Agency and the R.S.P.B.

Ptolemy has also made TV appearances on Richard and Judy and Blue Peter.

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