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Carlsberg Breweries in Denmark has started a project with its suppliers to optimise its drinks packaging for the purpose of ‘upcycling’.  22 July 2014
Lancashire-based plastic recycling business Preston Plastics has invested £1.3m in a machine that will allow it to more than double production at its reprocessing facility near Garstang. 22 July 2014
CK Polymers has been appointed to collect more than 30 tonnes of out-of-stock soup pots from TSC Foods in Scunthorpe. 21 July 2014
The government will be adding 150 electric vehicles to its fleet of cars and vans in the first wave of a scheme that aims to make plug-in vehicles commonplace in its car pool. 21 July 2014
Intarema, a recycling plant system launched at K 2013 by Erema, has exceeded the Austrian company’s sales expectations. 21 July 2014
Sita UK and Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, have agreed a partnership that will see the creation of a recycling and resource management hub at the Port of Tilbury on the Thames. The deal includes the acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of Forth Ports-owned Nordic Recycling by Sita UK. 18 July 2014
Norwegian company Nofir, which runs a nationwide recycling system for fishing and fish farming industry, has organised a large European campaign to target discarded equipment from the fishing and farming industry. 18 July 2014
Closed Loop Recycling has appointed James Stapeley as its commercial manager following the retirement of predecessor Chris White. 16 July 2014
Wiltshire’s Leafield Environmental, a manufacturer of recycling bins, has witness an upturn in overseas business as a result of ‘green’ legislation. 15 July 2014
Data published today by Wrap shows that 8.3 billion single-use bags were used in 2013 by customers of UK supermarkets. This represents an increase of 3.2% compared to 2012 (8.1 billion) and a decrease of 32% compared to 2006 (12.2 billion), when reporting began. 15 July 2014
Nampak Plastics has been awarded a ‘Big Tick’ at the Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards for its Infini HDPE milk bottles.  15 July 2014
A blaze at a recycling site on the banks of the Clyde that sent a huge plume over smoke over Renfrew required saw 70 firefighters at the site at the height of the fire. 11 July 2014
CK Services, a division of the CK Group based in Binbrooke, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, has been appointed by Craemer UK to provide wheeled bin distribution and recycling services to Borough of Poole.  10 July 2014
The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (Larac) has warned Westminster that the recently published EU recycling target of 70% can only be achieved if there is a rapid investment in infrastructure. 9 July 2014
The Environment Agency (EA) has revoked two environmental permits from Barnsley-based SR Waste Recycling Ltd as a result of the company’s failure to comply with an enforcement notice relating to unauthorised waste storage. 9 July 2014

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