With No Large Events the Pandemic, Every Can Counts Launches #ReSTART2020-05-29 12:59:12 Austrian Branch of Every Can Counts Launches Recycling Awareness Campaign With major events from trade shows to festivals and football to opera on hold for the near future, Austrian recycling initiative, ‘Jede Dose zählt’ (Every can counts) has now found a new way to make young people, in particular, aware of the importance of recycling cans. read more ... Growing Number of Batteries Present in E-Waste Leading to Growth in Fires for WEEE Recyclers 2020-05-26 14:41:13 EuRIC & WEEE Forum Report Characterises Batteries Fires in E-Waste The report, “Characterisation of fires caused by batteries in WEEE”, has been prepared by EuRIC and the WEEE Forum with the active contribution of experts from various organisations including the co-signatories namely EERA, EUCOBAT, Municipal Waste Europe and the WEEELABEX Organisation. It seeks to jointly assess the severity of the issue. read more ...
Resolution to Grant Planning Permission for Velocyc’s Altalto Immingham Plant 2020-05-22 13:37:36 500,000 TPA Waste-to-Jet Fuel Facility a Step Closer to Take-Off in Lincolnshire Oxford, UK based sustainable fuel technology firm, Velocys plc., has announced the resolution to grant planning permission for the Altalto Immingham commercial-scale waste-to-jet-fuel plant, by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC)’s Planning Committee. read more ...
Aid Needed to Assist Cities, Towns & Villages Over Two-Year Period in Wake of COVID-192020-05-22 12:41:33 Solid Waste Association of North America Backs Call for $500m Federal Aid for Local Governments In the US, over 170 organisations, including SWANA and Waste Management, have signed an open letter urging Congress to include direct relief to cities, towns, and villages in future federal assistance packages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more ... New Initiative to Support Skills & Professional Development 2020-05-22 11:32:51 Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Launches Mentoring Platform The UK’s Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has launched a mentoring platform for its Members as part of a programme of work to support career progression and skills and encourage CIWM Members to progress through its grades of membership towards Chartered status. read more ... New Initiative to Keep Hard to Recycle Pumps, Caps & Tubes Out of Landfill2020-05-22 11:08:14 Baylis & Harding Pumps Up its Sustainability with TerraCycle Recycling Programme for Consumers Baylis & Harding, a maker of luxury bath and body products, has teamed-up with specialist recycling firm, TerraCycle, on a new initiative to offer consumers a sustainable solution to recycling for all Baylis & Harding product packaging. read more ... 1/2t of Recycled Plastic Film to Make 5000 Disposable Plastic Gowns2020-05-22 10:04:12 Cromwell Plastics Recycling Donates to Community Fundraiser for NHS Gowns Cromwell Plastics Recycling has donated 500 kilos of blue polythene film to a fundraising partnership of volunteers and marine businesses making personal protective equipment for the NHS. read more ...
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