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World’s 1st facility to recycle every type of plastic waste

World’s 1st facility to recycle every type of plastic waste: Mura Technology has just revealed plans to construct what is reported to be the world’s first facility, to be built in Teesside, capable of recycling every kind of plastic waste. The British tech company’s plant, that is forecast to be up and running by 2022,…
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300M toothpaste tubes end up in UK landfills every year

300M toothpaste tubes end up in UK landfills every year: In the UK every year, 300 Million toothpaste tubes end up in the landfills. If the tubes were laid out end-to-end, the plastic would stretch to 75,000 kilometres, this is the same as going almost twice around the world, a new reports by the waste…
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70M invested by Scotland into new recycling infrastructure

70M invested by Scotland into new recycling infrastructure: Commited to spending £70 million on improving recycling infrastructure is the Scottish Government. Across scotland the aim is that in the new five-year programme is designed to support local authorities to develop projects that will increase the rate of recycling. This is thought to possibly include the…
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Wales set ‘to become world number one’ recycler

Wales set ‘to become world number one’ recycler: An ambitious strategy has been set out by the Welsh Government to transition into a circular economy and become the number one recycler in the world. As the nation deals with the triple challenge of Brexit, pandemic and climate change the ‘Beyond Recycling’ strategy aims to support…
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Approval for £300m Teesside waste to energy firm

Approval for £300m Teesside waste to energy firm: Designs to establish a low carbon waste to energy establishment at Teesside, evaluated to cost a sum of £300 million, have been granted the go-ahead. The subsidy-free Redcar Energy Centre, scheduled for accomplishment in 2025, is predicted to redirect between 350,000 tonnes & 450,000 tonnes of waste…
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Welsh town to test new plastic bottle deposit return plan

Welsh town to test new plastic bottle deposit return plan: A brand new digital deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles will be trialled by Welsh households as the country makes progress towards a zero-waste, circular economy. The 4 week trial which is the first of its kind in Wales, will include a number of…
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Record year for recycling in Wales exceeding 64% goal

Record year for recycling in Wales exceeding 64% goal: The recycling rate for Wales has attained a “record high”, as the country surpasses its latest target of 64% for 2019/20. In accordance with data published by the Welsh Government, the entire country has accomplished a recycling rate of 65.14%, with 18 of the 22 local…
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Apple & Amazon face MPs backlash for UK e-waste surge

Apple & Amazon face MPs backlash for UK e-waste surge: Tech giants Apple and Amazon are amongst the companies implicated by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) of having a part in the ‘electronic waste tsunami’ in the UK as well as dodging their environmental responsibilities. The body’s summary reports that the firms are contributing to…
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5 new circular economy hubs supported by £22.5m funding

5 new circular economy hubs supported by £22.5m funding: The government is investing £22.5 million in the making of 5 new centres helping Britain move forward to a circular economy. They will delve into how reusing waste materials in the textiles, construction, chemical & metal industries can deliver major environmental advantages and boost the UK…
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Oceanic Pintail: Last journey for UK’s nuclear vessel

Oceanic Pintail: Last journey for UK’s nuclear vessel : After 33 years of service to the nuclear industry, The UK’s longest serving nuclear vessel, Oceanic Pintail, is making its final journey to Scotland. The 3,865-tonne cargo vessel set sail from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, for the final time last week & plans are set to be…
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